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#7222514 - 12/24/12 09:03 AM 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.
Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a hunting license and that's pretty close.

#7223167 - 12/24/12 12:07 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Mauser_Hunter]
idnative1948 Offline
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Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 1280
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!
A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Theodore Roosevelt

#7224284 - 12/24/12 06:11 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: RNF]
Kodiakisland Offline
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Registered: 02/03/01
Posts: 3479
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.
Don't just be a survivor, be a competitor.

#7226064 - 12/25/12 10:06 AM 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.

#7226591 - 12/25/12 12:58 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]
benchman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/05
Posts: 2134
That there is one tough old guy. Stooped a bit, but hardly peein in depends in a wheelcahir! Congrats!!!!!

#7227385 - 12/25/12 05:54 PM Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: 30338]
rong Offline
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Registered: 01/21/10
Posts: 879
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

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