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Horner recalls days of market hunting

Updated: December 1, 2008, 2:38 PM ET
By Steve Wright | ESPNOutdoors.com

Like many people living around Arkansas' Big Lake in the 1920s and '30s, Jess Horner relied on it for everything from putting food on the table to money in his pocket. He remembers selling thousands of ducks "in the rough" for 35 to 40 cents each. If there was anything to hunt, trap or fish around Big Lake, Jess Horner pursued it.

"In the 1920s, I bought my first car, a Ford," said Horner, who was 90 in 1997 at the time of this interview. "I paid $500 in cash for it. All of that money ...

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