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    so cool that was an old homestead... love finding spots like that
    glad the weather was nice for you to leave it hanging for so long... that could have been worse had that 6 point pinned you on a cold november day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Species8472 View Post
    It is so. There is an old stone barn foundation that has 50+ year old trees growing inside the original barn footprint
    I just ordered an old ariel photograph of my place from the National Air Photography Library in Ottawa after finding the image from https://www.trentu.ca/library/madgic/maps.

    I had a quick look for you in your area but do not see a fly over there BUT the NAPL has their own website and hold thousands of photos from the 1930,40,50,60.

    I was pretty amazed at how large the fields were on my property and how the lake north of me was so shallow at one time it was pretty well divided into two seperate lakes.

    Anyway for anybody who has old farm property these old shots will give good clues where apple orchards might have been and other area's of interest to hunters. Including areas that might be re worked and a new food plot planted.

    There are many Universties that keep these old photo collections, so a check on the nearest one in your area might be fruitful also, but I would refer you to the NAPL but I have to warn you their website is pretty difficult to navigate unless you are good at technology. Good hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy View Post
    I just ordered an old ariel photograph of my place from the National Air Photography Library in Ottawa after finding the image from https://www.trentu.ca/library/madgic/maps.

    I had a quick look for you in your area but do not see a fly over there BUT the NAPL has their own website and hold thousands of photos from the 1930,40,50,60.

    I was pretty amazed at how large the fields were on my property and how the lake north of me was so shallow at one time it was pretty well divided into two seperate lakes.

    Anyway for anybody who has old farm property these old shots will give good clues where apple orchards might have been and other area's of interest to hunters. Including areas that might be re worked and a new food plot planted.

    There are many Universties that keep these old photo collections, so a check on the nearest one in your area might be fruitful also, but I would refer you to the NAPL but I have to warn you their website is pretty difficult to navigate unless you are good at technology. Good hunting.
    Getting on close to 40 years ago but when in university doing my engineering undergrad i took a few electives in air photogrammetry. Spent course time and lots of my spare time digging up the stereo air photo pairs from the university archives that were used to create most of the topo maps for Ontario and actually all of Canada. Between 1931 and 1960 the pics were taken by the RCAF post 1960 it was primarily civilian contractors. Properly taken stereo pairs give completely accurate 3D renderings. Those 3D renderings were used to create most of the topo maps prior to satellite tech (1:50,000 NTS federal maps and 1:10,000 provincial maps that we all used back in the day were all created this way although the photos taken for the provincial series date from 1975 into the 90s). Always preferred the pairs as you could use them to identify vegetation species, bush thickness and even calculate things like tree height, building heights and dimensions and the list goes on. Lot more info than you can ever get off of a map.
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    Great information Species, I got real pissed off a few years back when the MNR folks down in Queens Park, Whitney block sold shop. They also sold off or gave away right to all the old arieal photos to a private company. It went from $11.00 a copy at the deak to an asking price of $120.00 by mail.

    The NAPL rates are pretty reasonable at about $15.00 a copy with tax and its done for them I believe from an outside company. With your experience you could probably have no problem navigating the NAPL website which I found difficult, I was trying for a older 1930, 1940, for my place which I told does exist and this would have been when the farm was most productive.

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