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Old 11-12-2010, 12:22 PM
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dissabilitys, old, health

Are there any forums on these subjects. Things are a lot different for some of us, the good old days are still here, but quite a bit different. I would like to hear how others are successfuly batteling these rodents. I got to help out one fellow who had no fingers, by makeing an extra large trigger guard. I am haveing a good time. In the mornings I do a fair amount of brush busting with light weight rifles. By afternoon I continue hunting by setting up on a landing and use a very heavy bench flopper. what do you guys do or use, How is your equipment and stategy different
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:32 PM
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Re: dissabilitys, old, health

In '93 we took a 73 year old gentleman out hunting with us. He was a long time hunter, from upstate New York, who had moved to Alaska after his wife had died. He had never shot a moose and we had the ability to provide him with the mobility he needed to shoot one. We hunt in a area that is excellent for spot and stalk hunting and I could take him to a spotting location in my buggy. Once a moose was spotted he could hike far enough to make a shot and then we could retrieve the moose with the buggy. We went after a couple that weren't quite big enough and finally found him one that was legal size, which at that time was 50" wide or 3 brow tines on at least one side. Last month we went to his 91st birthday party and he says that was one of the highlights of his life. So I would say that friends are one way to make things possible.

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Here's Butch at 73 years old.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:05 PM
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That is really cool and so is that buggy, I took my father in law out when he was pushing 80, last day of season. He shot at a stump and rifle was off about 2 feet, but he said, thats ok, I know where it is shooting. He had not been out in 20 yrs. We see a 4 pt whitey in a cut, he jumps out, I go forward looking for a spot to park. Hear a shot, by the time I get there the deer is already gutted. He was so proud to show that buck to his young grandson, great moment.
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:57 PM
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speedo that is a cool little buggy but what is it?
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:21 AM
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speedo that is a cool little buggy but what is it?
It is something that I built for hunting. I sold it a few years ago and I'm building another one that I will finish this winter.

Gus
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:27 AM
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Re: dissabilitys, old, health

That is a great story,nice moose tooo,Mine Uncle is 84 and He`s not so much into hunting but He sure raises heck wit them prairie dogs.
My youngest boychild lives over near Wasilla,been there four or five years now and one day told Me "Dad,do`nt expect us to ever move back to the lower fourtyeight.
I have had the priveleage of going over there twice now,first time I told the wifey "I could just stay here" to which She replied something about the days was too short.LOL
That is a K00L buggey You have created there,if You do`nt mind,what are You using foer the drivetrain and engine????
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:36 PM
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That is a great story,nice moose tooo,Mine Uncle is 84 and He`s not so much into hunting but He sure raises heck wit them prairie dogs.
My youngest boychild lives over near Wasilla,been there four or five years now and one day told Me "Dad,do`nt expect us to ever move back to the lower fourtyeight.
I have had the priveleage of going over there twice now,first time I told the wifey "I could just stay here" to which She replied something about the days was too short.LOL
That is a K00L buggey You have created there,if You do`nt mind,what are You using foer the drivetrain and engine????
The frame is a Chevy Suburban, '76 Chevy 350, TH400 tranny, 205 t-case, front axle is a Chevy Dana 60 with a Powr-Lok and 7.17 gears, rear axle is a Dana 70 out of an International and is equipped with a Detroit Locker and 7.17 gears. The body is something that was fabbed at home.

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