John J. Garrity, Jr. Waterfowl Hunting Logs

Identifier: NC1428

Scope and Contents

The John J. Garrity, Jr. Waterfowl Hunting Logs contains hunting logs created by Garrity between 1961 and 1982. The handwritten volume "The Diary of a Sportsman" contains dated accounts of waterfowl hunting trips in Nevada, California, and other areas; some entries include photographs of his take, his friends, and his pet dog, Mike. Garrity's "Waterfowl Hunting Diary" includes typed entries dating from 1973 to the end of the season in 1982, also with scattered photos. The collection additionally contains "Garrity's Master Tips on Duck and Goose Hunting" (37 pages) and "Reflections" (7 pages).


  • 1961-1982


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical / Historical

John J. Garrity, Jr. was a Major in the United States Air Force who served three tours in Vietnam and Laos. While serving in Laos, he was a member of the Raven Forward Air Controllers and Butterfly Air Force combat controllers. Garrity retired from the service in October 1973 after 20 years of service.

As stated by Garrity in his hunting log, he returned to Nevada in 1973 after 16 years away from the state. Garrity was an avid waterfowl hunter who kept meticulous records of his hunts from the 1960s through the 1981/1982 season.


0.41 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials



John J. Garrity, Jr. served in Vietnam and Laos. He was an avid waterfowl hunter who kept records of his hunts from the 1960s through the 1981/1982 season. The collection contains waterfowl hunting logs created by Garrity from 1961-1982 that document his hunting outings, including the number of waterfowl taken and with whom he went hunting. Some of the entries also include photographs.


Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Norman Saake in April 2022.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jessica Maddox in April 2022. Materials refoldered during processing; NC1428_4 originaly stored in the same folder as "Reflections" and "Tips", but removed into its own folder during processing.



Guide to the John J. Garrity, Jr. Waterfowl Hunting Logs
Jessica Maddox
April 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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