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Historical Essay

Giant Punt Gun

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Punt gun used to hunt waterfowl on Lake Mendota, Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1866-1870. (Museum object #1947.1743)

Date: 1951-04-01 

Description: Ted Ziegler releases a pheasant into a rural field. The Middleton Sportsmen's Club raised pheasants from chicks in its brooder house and pens for later re...

Date: 1925-07-02 

Description: Photographic postcard of a poster promoting Camp Milo on White Sand Lake. On it are photographs of the cabins, tents, lake, and boats on the shore.

Photograph

Rabbit Drive

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a crowd standing around a large pile of rabbit bodies after a rabbit drive.

Date: 1907 

Description: Senator Robert M. La Follette Sr., (with rifle), Robert M. La Follette Jr., and guide Jake Borah with the bear shot by the senator.

Date: 1910-10-17 

Description: Receipt for the sum of $8 paid by Louis M. Hobbins to Peter Bratvold for the right to hunt on 40 acres of land in Door Creek from Oct 26, 1910 through Octo...

Date: 1905-12 

Description: Edgar Krueger holding onto an animal trap, hanging from a tree branch, with a dead skunk trapped by a front paw. Farm buildings are in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Six hunters hold rifles while standing around a fallen buck strung from a tree.

Date: 1913 

Description: Photomontage of a group of giant frogs next to a pond. One of the frogs is kicking a boy's arms, causing them to fly upwards. A dog is sitting by the feet...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 6). "In this Plate, representing a numerous group in motion, and closely pursued by a party of Indians, wi...

Photograph

Buffalo Hunting

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: A view of Native Americans buffalo hunting in North Dakota on horseback, a copy of a painting, possibly from 1907. Text on the photograph reads, 'Buffalo H...

Photograph

Gun Rack

Date: 1946-10-30 

Description: Horizontal gun rack located on a closet shelf taken for the R.L. Kulzick Advertising Agency, 409 East Washington Avenue.

Date: 1910 

Description: Two hunters stand around a pile of giant rabbits that they have killed in a Wisconsin forest. It is winter; there is snow on the ground. One of the hunte...

Photograph

Successful Fox Hunt

Date:  date unknown

Description: A hunter poses with his gun and a dead fox after a successful winter hunt. Three other foxes hang from the eaves of a house. Snow covers the ground behind...

Date: 1954-03-07 

Description: Two trainers pose outdoors with their dogs after taking part in the Madison field trials. A record number of 80 dogs were entered. Winners in the four cate...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Wisconsin Conservation Warden checking on beaver traps.

Date: 1879-06 

Description: Tracing of a petroglyph depicting an animal figure pursued by a human figure with a bow and arrow followed by a child.

Date: 1953-11 

Description: Jerry Teesdale, a member of the Winnequah Gun Club, keeps in phone contact with men manning the targets during a gun safety session for hunters.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Man with a dog kneeling beside 2 deer carcasses in front of a log cabin.

Date: 1981-10 

Description: Members of the Rod and Gun Club released birds on grounds they use for hunting on the day preceding the opening of pheasant hunting season. Pictured is Chu...

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