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Old 01-29-2011, 11:06 AM
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Re: dissabilitys, old, health

Great looking buggy. After you described its build it became even more impressive. I have 2 good 4x4s that don't get drove because they are too expensive to operate daily. I was going to scrap them -- not anymore!
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:19 AM
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Re: dissabilitys, old, health

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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.

Gus
And here I thought the 4.11s we used to like to run was low,them 7.17s must be some real crawlers.LOL
Reads like You have all the right stuff built into Your buggey with the Danas and the IHs and Chevy equipped to boot,that 400 transmixer is the best of the best or should that be beast.LOL
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:38 AM
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Re: dissabilitys, old, health

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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
maybe there should be a forum ken.

age is something none of us can avoid. im over 75 which means im closer to 100 than 50.
physical condition can vary greatly among older hunters. mindset is the important thing in my opinion.
dont make pains in the ass of ourselves by constantly complaing about old age and the associated problems.
find ways to make younger guys want to be with you. thats the most important thing in my opinion.
that usually means dont be a user. let them shoot while you call shots.
being there is whats important anyway.

that buggy is a great piece of equiptment and obviously works well in that terrain.
but ill keep my 06 rubicon for getting me around the n. c. pa. hills.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:14 AM
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Re: dissabilitys, old, health

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maybe there should be a forum ken.

age is something none of us can avoid. im over 75 which means im closer to 100 than 50.
physical condition can vary greatly among older hunters. mindset is the important thing in my opinion.
dont make pains in the ass of ourselves by constantly complaing about old age and the associated problems.
find ways to make younger guys want to be with you. thats the most important thing in my opinion.
that usually means dont be a user. let them shoot while you call shots.
being there is whats important anyway.

that buggy is a great piece of equiptment and obviously works well in that terrain.
but ill keep my 06 rubicon for getting me around the n. c. pa. hills.
Mind set is what it is all about,without that it causes a lot of people to become old long before their time,being with younger than Me people helps to keep My mindset in a younger generation,helping to teach Mine Grandaughter of eight to shoot the BB gun is a hoooot too.LOL being not demanding that She hits the bullseye every shot lets Her have fun wile learning to.I LOVE LIFE AND LIVING.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:33 AM
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Re: dissabilitys, old, health

Friends are very important. Take a young one hunting and in time they will take an old one hunting. When I talk with hunters that are blind or quadrapalegic they all have the same needs. Even a young person with his first deer rifle is handicapped. friends always level the playing field. The equipment differences are amazing as well.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:27 AM
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Re: dissabilitys, old, health

My disability found me this site and is bringing me a new rifle and optics.
Born and raised in Northern California I took up fishing and hunting as a young guy. Birds, pig, bear, and mostly Blacktail with a desire to hunt mulies and elk but never drew.
In 'o7 I was 50, and out of the blue, came down with leukemia. A stem cell transplant later I'm left a part of the man I used to be. Neuropathy is the main culprit and I lost some stamina and a step or two. I lost all my pref. points but plan to start over this year.
My intent is to long range hunt. Sitting and scoping, then moving and repeating. I need to find new ground though as my favorite areas are wilderness and beyond my range. I also have to develop a new hunting partner as I lost my long time friend to cancer last year.
I'd love to hear of anyone in Nor Cal that has pig or turkey land available to hunt and would also appreciate (pm) ideas where I can "expand my range" by getting out of the high canyons and into the rolling hills without encroaching on folks.
I am jazzed about my new rig I'm puting together. Having located a rifle I'm now researching optics. Soon I'll be filling out my tag applications and dreaming of my new opportunities.
Hope to see some of you out in the hills.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:23 AM
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Re: dissabilitys, old, health

Like a lot of others I am disabled myself. I really don't talk about it much as I am only 44. I was bombed in Iraq during Desert Storm and had 7 neck and back surgeries and I love being in the out doors either shoot or hunting.

I started taking my son and he is enjoying himself even though I feel like I am bout to fall apart but seeing his face is priceless. He loves shooting and just starting to hunt.

He is going on his first turkey hunt this year if it's not too hot or crowed. Sometimes it is like a warzone out there. That is why I stopped pheasant hunting because they are penned birds and on 300 acres it gets pretty crazy out there.

I wish all the people disabilities all the best and keep trying to do the best you can.

Good luck.

Scott
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