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Herters catalog

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JusPassin 15-Apr-18
George D. Stout 15-Apr-18
Tom Baldwin 15-Apr-18
Herbie 15-Apr-18
Tim Finley 15-Apr-18
barredfeather53@yaho 15-Apr-18
Skeets 15-Apr-18
MStyles 15-Apr-18
fdp 15-Apr-18
Murray Seratt 15-Apr-18
JusPassin 15-Apr-18
muley40 16-Apr-18
76aggie 16-Apr-18
RymanCat 16-Apr-18
From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Apr-18

Just wondered if anyone still has one of old George Herters catalogs from back in the day? I spent so many hours paging through them, and ordered all my stuff from there.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Apr-18

I have one from either 1973 or 74. I still page through it.

From: Tom Baldwin Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Apr-18

I agree....many hours spent with them dreaming of the stuff I might afford some day! I collected quite a few of them. I will look. If I have a duplicate, you can have it. But, I may also just list the lot of them on the classifieds.

I also loved his books. So full of himself! and his kid, Jacques! My favorite book of his is "How to Live with a Bitch." It's not an easy find. Yes, that's the title so I hope the mods allow it. And, it's not about female hounds! It's really full of his own advice/misconceptions about women!

From: Herbie
Date: 15-Apr-18

I have the Professional Guide's Manual, a catalog from 1968 and maybe another catalog around here...somewhere, unless it was loaned out.

From: Tim Finley Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Apr-18

I think I have a 1961 catalog I got at an auction sale. I like how they describe and name some of thier equipment and some was very different and good quality.

From: barredfeather53@yaho
Date: 15-Apr-18

As a kid, pre 1970, Herter's Catalog was the go to place for anything outdoors. I was already into archery at the time, and the beautiful Herter's bows were too pricey for me, so I spent my time druling over their fly rods. They too were too pricey, about $12.00! A couple of years ago, I found an 8 1/2 foot 7 weight at a flee market, with original sock and fiber mailing tube for $26.00. I bought it and fish it some. Kind of heavy, but still fun. So I guess if you are patient, dreams do come true. By the way, I have a 1969 catalog that is about worn out, but look through it and dream of times gone by from time to time.

From: Skeets
Date: 15-Apr-18

Yes. I have a lot of their knives and other stuff too.

From: MStyles
Date: 15-Apr-18

I’ve got a early ‘70s Herters catalog. Man, I wish they were still around. Now it’s a waterfowling catalog.

From: fdp
Date: 15-Apr-18

I loved looking through those catalogs.

I bought an old Herter's bolt action rifle years ago that was built on a Mauser action. One of the finest rifles I ever shot.

My first fly tying vise and materials came from Herter's when I was about 10 years old.

The Herter's name was actually bought by Cabela's several years ago.

From: Murray Seratt Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Apr-18

I practically learned to read with the Herter's catalog. Name an object and I could usually go straight to the page.


From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Apr-18

Those were great times. I bought my kids first bows from one of those books.

From: muley40
Date: 16-Apr-18

I have 72 and I still look at the archery section once in awhile. I loved driving up to Waseca and going through store shopping and it was only 65 miles from were I lived my 1st trip was in 1958 and I dove up there many times till the late 1970s and back in 1973 when we would go to Black Hills deer hunting we would stop at the new Herters store in Mitchel South Dakota that place was awesome it was the fore runner of the Cabelas and Bass Pro stores.

From: 76aggie
Date: 16-Apr-18

In the late 60's a friend introduced me to the Herter's catalog. Around that time, I first saw a Fur-Fish-Game Magazine. I really enjoyed those.

From: RymanCat
Date: 16-Apr-18

Boy isn't that the truth many hours paging through and fantasizing what I wanted no get next and save up for as a young boy. Wish I had saved a couple. Those were the days one stop shopping too.

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