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#7202151 - 12/19/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: 30338]
smokepole Offline
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Originally Posted By: 30338
That is awesome. And got a laugh about the WSM stuff.


I got a better laugh from the "sit on my lap so I can hear you" line, I'm going to file that one away. My hat is off to the man!
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#7202183 - 12/19/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
gunner500 Offline
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Loc: Oklahoma
This story is beyond cool, many Congratulations to the elderly Gentleman.

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#7204256 - 12/19/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: gunner500]
logcutter Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 6097
Loc: Central Idaho
Don't get know better than that.

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#7205366 - 12/20/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: 30338]
mikeymjr23 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 2714
Loc: SEPA
thats great!
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#7210500 - 12/21/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
Scorpion Offline
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Registered: 08/29/07
Posts: 4822
Loc: Appalachian Basin
Originally Posted By: Kodiakisland
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.


This is a great thread on all accounts!

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#7213922 - 12/22/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Scorpion]
RNF Offline
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Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 1651
Loc: SE Okla
I seen this photo at the job a couple weeks ago. His son John had it on his cell phone.

Awesome story and photo.

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#7214333 - 12/22/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: RNF]
LKEYES Offline
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Registered: 01/02/12
Posts: 516
Loc: SW MT
Congrats as well, it doesn't get any better then that. We all are going to really miss that generation, so much to learn from with so few words spoken.
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#7214402 - 12/22/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: LKEYES]
Killertraylor Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3096
Loc: Warren, OR
Love it. They should reserve all high fence hunts for kids and old folks - first time I really felt great about one. Way to go!!! Great pic too.

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#7215712 - 12/22/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
CrimsonTide Offline
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Registered: 11/05/04
Posts: 18823
Loc: Kentucky
I defy anyone to say that isn't a cool story and pic. May he have the health to keep hunting for as long as he pleases.
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#7221379 - 12/24/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: CrimsonTide]
remfak Offline
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Registered: 02/19/06
Posts: 3408
Loc: Highlands Ranch, CO
Damn, that is just cool!

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#7221846 - 12/24/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
Swampman700 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 11207
Awesome! Thanks for the post.....
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#7222019 - 12/24/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
boomwack Offline
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Registered: 12/27/11
Posts: 588
Loc: The Rockies
Awesome!! 98 years young and still can get out and do it, and quite well. A well deserved congratulations!!

Yes sir, that is really cool!!!
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#7222514 - 12/24/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: boomwack]
Mauser_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 09/28/11
Posts: 4195
Loc: Colorado
I don't know if this thread has inspired some of you hunters that are getting older? It sure has for me. I had thoughts of retiring creeping in my mind lately.

They've disappeared now, and I have new enthusiasm for hunting again.

Thanks for posting this.
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#7223167 - 12/24/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Mauser_Hunter]
idnative1948 Offline
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Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 1356
Loc: Boise, Idaho via SE Idaho
One of a few great gentlemen of that era remaining. Just hope somebody in your family has been able to record some of his stories. We were going to do that for years with pops. Our big mistake!
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#7224284 - 12/25/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: RNF]
Kodiakisland Offline
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Originally Posted By: RNF
I seen this photo at the job a couple weeks ago. His son John had it on his cell phone.

Awesome story and photo.


If you work with John on a regular basis, have him introduce you to his Dad. You won't be disappointed.
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#7226064 - 12/25/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
PaulDaisy Offline
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Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 455
Loc: Colorado
If I had a family member who would want to go hunting at this age I would save up vacation all year and forego hunting myself just to go with them. This is priceless. Thank you.

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#7226591 - 12/25/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
benchman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/05
Posts: 3717
That there is one tough old guy. Stooped a bit, but hardly peein in depends in a wheelcahir! Congrats!!!!!

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#7227385 - 12/26/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: 30338]
rong Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 1900
Loc: upstate ny
god bless him,and all involved,congrats thanks for a positive story,with all the BS going on now we need more like this


Edited by rong (12/26/12)

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