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Seasons 2 Remember - Conversations with a Sportsman

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Mar 30, 2016

Great Day with Son Russ - Marsh Mishap - Premier Duck Season of 1938

On March 15, 2016 Don Miescke (83 yrs.old) of Horicon, WI shared his family history and stories from the Horicon Marsh. Don is a hunter, historian of the Horicon area and author of the book "Horicon Marsh History".

Memories of a great day on the marsh, hunting ducks with his son Russ. Getting wet with a duck overhead and his gun shot sending him overboard falling out of his boat.  After several seasons of low water on the Horicon Marsh, the Fall of 1938 brought water which resulted in great shooting and an abundance of ducks on the Marsh.

Mar 30, 2016

Market Gunners Shot from a Punt Gun - The Diana Shooting Club

On March 15, 2016 Don Miescke (83 yrs.old) of Horicon, WI shared his family history and stories from the Horicon Marsh. Don is a hunter, historian of the Horicon area and author of the book "Horicon Marsh History".

Don shares story of Max Miescke's big shot from a punt gun taking over 90 ducks on a moonlit night with one shot.  Hunting for the market, these ducks were packed into barrels and shipped by train to east coast restaurants.

History including stories of the fabled Diana Shooting club which started in 1880 on the Herman Miescke property located on the west side of the Marsh.

Mar 30, 2016

First Duck Hunt - Last Duck Season before the Korean War

On March 15, 2016 Don Miescke (83 yrs.old) of Horicon, WI shared family history and stories from the Horicon Marsh. Don is a hunter, a historian of the Horicon area and author of the book "Horicon Marsh History".

Retelling his memories of shooting his first duck with his dad while shouldering his grandfather's Browning Auto 5. Later Don remembers taking time off work to hunt everyday of his last duck season before joining the Air Force and leaving for the Korean War.

Mar 30, 2016

Early Recollections - First Duck Hunt

On March 15, 2016 Don Miescke (83 yrs.old) of Horicon,WI shared his family history and stories from the Horicon Marsh. Don is a hunter, a historian of the Horicon area, and author of the book "Horicon Marsh History".

Telling of his early recollections of childhood and growing up near the Horicon Marsh and his first duck hunting experience with his dad in 1940.

Don's family, first settled on "Lake Horicon" in 1855 from Germany.

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