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Old 07-25-2010, 07:44 PM
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ageing but still hunting

Hey guys just a note to bring you up to date. This coming hunting season I will be 79 and slowing down. Had both of my knees totally replaced and a gangerous gall bladder removed within the last year, but am planning a couple of hunts this season.

Have a hunt planned in South Carolina for a week for whitetails and hogs and a buffalo hunt in October along with 2 deer hunts in Pennsylvania before the year is out.

Hope I can do all without falling short of my plans. Will let you know about the hunts after completion. CD
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:29 PM
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Re: ageing but still hunting

Good on you and God bless!


I voted for my "FREEDOM", "GUNS", and "MONEY" - keep the change - UNK.

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Old 07-26-2010, 12:03 AM
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Re: ageing but still hunting

You got me by thirty years. I hope I'm plugging along like you are in thirty years. Can't wait to hear how things go.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:22 AM
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go for it and may the Lord be with you! I'm 55 and when I go hunting I take Him with me. Last year my legs gave up from under me and I rolled hard down this hill, my son running behind me and screaming... Dad... Are you alright?... The trees I rolled over took the worst part; you should've seen them. Broken branches, you name it. I'm 350 Lbs so I was a good match for them.

Finally my boy said: Can you talk? Say something!!! I said: I'm alive! I sat on the ground and my son said can you see well? I pulled my Glock 23 in 40 which was still with me in spite of all the rolling and pulled the trigger on a white patch on a tree about 10 yards aways... hit about 1" left and I said, I think so... and they were all laughing.

Good Hunt to you!!!!!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Our Lord Jesus said that as it was in the days of Noah and
also as it was in the days of Lot so it shall be in the days...
It's happening again!!! God sent to us His prophet, and His Word
to this generation and we once more are rejecting it as was prophesied!!!

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Old 07-26-2010, 06:27 AM
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Re: ageing but still hunting

Hang in there, and don't over do it. My grandpa is about your age+/- a year or two. He cant walk more then a hundred yards with out needing a break. Bad knees two hear surgeries past two years plus other problems. But come deer season he will be sitting on his bucket in a corner somewhere. Or if I can go I built an elevated box blind for him that I can drive him to, and we hunt together. But he ends up doing more talking then hunting which is fine.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:28 AM
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Re: ageing but still hunting

You have me by 12 yrs. You're a good example. I'll match your gall bladder and spot you a spleen.

Don't let those dreams get away from you. You'll get grumpy

I figure on sliding in to home plate head first flat broke, a full belly, bucket list checked off with a smile on my face..........if I don't fall off of a horse and land on my head first.

Good luck on those hunts!!!!

PS: Do the how old are you poll. We need some help on our age bracket.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:25 AM
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Re: ageing but still hunting

royinidaho---where do I find the --old age poll?????????????????CD
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