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crab 15-Apr-10 - 05:59 AM ET
Brad Dysinger 14-Apr-10 - 06:40 PM ET
walnutmaker 14-Apr-10 - 12:42 PM ET
SI 14-Apr-10 - 12:17 PM ET
Trap2 14-Apr-10 - 11:27 AM ET
Jack L. Smith 14-Apr-10 - 08:27 AM ET
jwells 14-Apr-10 - 07:12 AM ET
Hap MecTweaks 13-Apr-10 - 11:54 PM ET
illiniphil 13-Apr-10 - 11:35 PM ET
ljutic73 13-Apr-10 - 10:47 PM ET
win1911sl 13-Apr-10 - 10:26 PM ET
Damifino 13-Apr-10 - 10:23 PM ET
Jerbear 13-Apr-10 - 10:03 PM ET
timb99 13-Apr-10 - 09:27 PM ET
Porcupine 13-Apr-10 - 08:19 PM ET
crab 13-Apr-10 - 08:08 PM ET


Subject: Remember
From: crab
Date: Thu, Apr 15, 2010 - 05:59 AM ET
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Thanks for the replys

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Subject: Remember
From: Brad Dysinger
Date: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 - 06:40 PM ET
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Kurt Gowdy and Grits Gresham came to the Grand at Vandalia sometime in the 60's and did The American Sportsman. My dad took my cousin and me to watch them film. Gowdy and Gresham stood right behind the trap house and shot targets for the show. After they were done dad got some 8 MM film {vedio today} of us with Gowdy and Gresham, no sound back then. This was way before I ever shot trap. My mom still has the film on VHS today.

Brad Dysinger

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Subject: Remember
From: walnutmaker
Date: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 - 12:42 PM ET
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Hey Guys, If you are real careful you may be able to buy some footage of the series on ebay. I have a tape of some partial shows shot with hank Aaron and Phil Harris--|Bing Crosby etc. Its short tape sold by some outfit called sportmen on film or something. |Bought mine for under 10 bucks. Phil |Simms

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Subject: Remember
From: SI
Date: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 - 12:17 PM ET
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My one claim to fame. Back in the early 60's they were filming a pheasant hunt near Howard, SD and featuring Robert Stack. My Dad, Brother, myself and some friends came to the end of a corn field and there was the crew from American Sportsman coming to the end of a corn field from the opposite direction and we all met at the fence line. Can remember these things but don't kow what happened yesterday.

Dan

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Subject: Remember
From: Trap2
Date: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 - 11:27 AM ET
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Do I remember? Who can forget Bing Crosby and Phil Harris in a duck blind, Bing lighting his pipe, and singing to Phil..."Oh Mr. Harris, Oh mister Harris, will the birds fly today?" ect... Or the show where Andy Devine was on, also hunting ducks and geese?.... Yeah..... I remember....(long sigh)...... Dan Thome (Trap2)

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Subject: Remember
From: Jack L. Smith
Date: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 - 08:27 AM ET
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I recall Ski faller was Vienko Bogotaj.

js

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Subject: Remember
From: jwells
Date: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 - 07:12 AM ET
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my all time favorite show. first some fishing then small game hunt and end the shows with a big game hunt of a lifetime. bing crosby and phil harris bird hunts were the best. i would buy the dvds in a minute

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Subject: Remember
From: Hap MecTweaks
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 - 11:54 PM ET
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The bird hunting shows on The American Sportsmen were far better than most any today! Any of you guys see Red Foxx hunting ringneck pheasants in eastern PA? That was a great show! In the east, it came on at 4pm and we always left the shooting range in time to make it home to see it, it was important not to miss one of those shows!

Hap

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Subject: Remember
From: illiniphil
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 - 11:35 PM ET
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I started watching that show on Sunday afternoon's when I was just a kid. Had never hunted or been around guns much, but after watching their hunting episodes...I knew that was something I had to do. Due to a fantastic uncle taking me under his wing, I grew up with a love of guns and hunting.

The best episodes were with Curt Gowdy hunting with Phil Harris. Whomever produced that show was able to capture the "spirit" of hunting like no other show has since. Was filmed in high quality, high speed film and didnt have the "cheap" feel of the outdoor shows that are on today that focus way to much on the kill where American Sportsman focused on the comraderie of the hunt.

I have been looking to purchase the series on DVD, but unfortunately I have learned from others on the web that the producers failed to get signed releases from the weekly guests that were on the show. Have been told too many legal hassles to put the show on DVD because of that. If anyone knows otherwise or has heard where to buy them at, please let me know.

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Subject: Remember
From: ljutic73
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 - 10:47 PM ET
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I remember watching ny first drag race on WWOS with I think, Keith Jackson on the mic......

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Subject: Remember
From: win1911sl
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 - 10:26 PM ET
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I was in front of the TV, and god help the person that interupted me whie they were on. Jerry in MI.

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Subject: Remember
From: Damifino
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 - 10:23 PM ET
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Jer wrote "Used to love watching the agony of defeat..... The ski jump guy bouncing around like Gumby."

I saw a segment on that guy a few years ago. It was like a "Where are they now" thing. Turns out the guy is a Pole and now drives a forklift in a warehouse in Poland somewhere. We watched the guy every Saturday on National TV and the guys he worked with barely knew his name. Life is strange.

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Subject: Remember
From: Jerbear
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 - 10:03 PM ET
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Used to love watching the agony of defeat..... The ski jump guy bouncing around like Gumby.

Jerbear

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Subject: Remember
From: timb99
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 - 09:27 PM ET
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Loved that show. Remember Grits Gresham?

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Subject: Remember
From: Porcupine
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 - 08:19 PM ET
Website Address: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curt_Gowdy

Here's a start.

LA in MA

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Subject: Remember "Wide World Of Sports" American Sportsman
From: crab
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 - 08:08 PM ET
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How many of you remember Kurt Gowdy, wide world of sports and american sportsman ?? My memories are starting to fade. Can you enlighten me ??

crab

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