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Hunter: Original LPs

The Word: Talk about niche record-making. The 45s often came with a field player that could be used in the woods, with a loudspeaker set up in a tree to blast the calls. On LP you tend to get more in the way of instruction, and in some cases the LP is neither calls nor instruction but instead a field recording of hunters at work (or celebrating after a successful day). There are many, many of these records (some on 78) that cover every bird and animal imaginable, at least all that anyone would legally set out after.

Further below: Hunter 45s

Links: are to subpages or artists bio/discog pages in the Hyp Records guide: HYP RECORDS

Images: accurately represent items but are not always the exact copy listed/purchased

Discount: ALWAYS try to buy more than one item at a time

Fred Bear [America's No. 1 Bowhunter tells his]: Secrets of Hunting; Bear Archery 863B-2000; 1968; N/E shrink $20 (or E+/E- $15, specify) -- hunter/instructional; okay, his name is Fred Bear--and he leads the field in killing his own kind!!!; no, wait...well, anyway, not only is it an essential entry in the micro-idiom of hunter-instructional LPs, it's even in the tinier nano-niche of bowhunting instructional LPs (oh, WOW!); yes, as you may have heard: real men pull strings to put food on the table; and admit it, you're just dying to to show it off and giggle over the name...Fred Bear, tee hee (take THAT, Ted "the nooge" Nugent!); cheap pressing, so expect some noise (priced accordingly)

Johnny Stewart: Secrets of Successful Varmint Calling; Johnny Stewart Wildlife Calls GC-501; 1967/1966 (Waco, Texas); E-/V+ $90 -- hunter instructional/spoken w/sounds; yep, it's one of the rarest & most fantastic items in the proverbial Jacket Art Hall of Fame; it's also one of the very greatest LP titles (literally), not to mention one of only a tiny handful of hunter-instructional LPs (none of which you can expect to find); great liner notes by Stewart plus 3 more photos of dopey animals lured by successful (correct techniques only, please!) varmint calls, which "provides the outdoorsman with many exciting hours of off-season pleasure. The thrill...can be enjoyed year-round, day or night."

Hunter: Original 45s

[Herter's] Russell Hofmeister & Roy Miller, World's Greatest Duck & Goose Callers: Duck & Goose Calling Parts 1 & 2; Herter's, Inc. E- $15 -- hunter/instructional/calls -- announced by Rex Kastner, rec. by Ewald Schacht; Waseca, Minnesota

[Philip S. Olt] Duck Calling for Mallards & All Ducks of the Puddler Class Parts 1 & 2; Philip S. Olt, Manufacturer of Hard Rubber, Game & Bird Calls D-100; E- $15 -- hunter/calls(Illinois; spoken instruction w/calls) -- good one!

[Wightman Electronics] Instructions for Predator Game Calling Parts 1 & 2; WE WI-5; V+ $15 -- hunter/instructional; made for use w/Call of the Wild record player; Maryland; some wear and noise but listenable (all spoken anyway) and well worth it--after all, we're huntin' the big varmints here!

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