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#7179688 - 12/13/12 03:49 PM elk for my 98yo great uncle
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My great uncle has hunted elk out west since before WWII and killed many, but mostly for meat and not trophy. During the 70's and 80's he took a yearly trip from Arkansas to Colorado with his horses for a week or two of back country hunting. The last few years he has not been able to go. Not because he wasn't able, but because other family members couldn't go. His long time hunting partners are long gone.

This year he went to Kansas to hunt a high fence ranch hunt. Yeah, I know, but this was probably his last elk hunt. It was mostly to remember the good times over the last 70 years he has had hunting elk, plus a chance to get a trophy rack. He was happy, so I was happy.

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#7179794 - 12/13/12 04:18 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
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98 YO... I salute that man!
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#7179810 - 12/13/12 04:22 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Brad]
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Living 98 years and still able to go hunting.

That is one heck of an accomplishment. I am glad he got to go one more time. cool cool
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#7179819 - 12/13/12 04:23 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Brad]
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Kudos is right! Good for him showing the spunk to get out there.Salute!
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#7179837 - 12/13/12 04:27 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: BobinNH]
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That is AWESOME!!! Congrats to your great uncle!

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#7179930 - 12/13/12 04:51 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Huntr]
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Heck yes! Good for him walking the earth for darn near a century is quite an accomplishment and to be healthy enough to still be hunting is really amazing.

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#7179954 - 12/13/12 04:58 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Lonny]
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I hope i will live long enough to do the same thing. He has my salute . I hope he gets to do it again next year. Congratulation on a nice Bull
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#7179965 - 12/13/12 05:00 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
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What a great deal! Congratulations to him.
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#7179990 - 12/13/12 05:05 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
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Whats really funny is he has taken to the WSM rounds. He has had several 270 WSMs and finally settle on a 300WSM as his main hunting rifle.

I took him to Cabelas last month. As usual, lots of people came up and asked him if they could help him find anything. Every single one of them he told: Yes son, I'm looking for a gentle wider woman who goes to church, can drive, and likes to eat out. Every single one of them. We went out to eat and he told the waitress she needed to sit in his lap so he could hear her better.
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#7180061 - 12/13/12 05:22 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
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That is awesome. And got a laugh about the WSM stuff.

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