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#7185773 - 12/15/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]  
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GREAT!!! I hope I'm still above ground at 98, let alone still hunting.

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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.
This reminds me of the Idaho state record elk (on display at Cabelas in Boise). It was taken by another older man hunting just for meat. He was going to leave the antlers but his buddies recognized it as something special so they took them out for him. They turned out to be more than special.


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#7187270 - 12/15/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Rock Chuck]  
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Awesome! Congratulations to your great uncle!

#7197613 - 12/18/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]  
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That is nothing but awesome...

the rest of us should be so lucky in our old age...

it must be a blessing just to be around such men as your uncle...

gentlemen like that have lived 3 or 4 lifetimes compared to the rest of us...

simply amazing...


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#7198201 - 12/18/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: 30338]  
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Flat out Awesome!!! I would love to sit down and talk to him for an afternoon. He would have some stories to share.


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#7198396 - 12/18/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: trouthunterdj]  
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That is awesome! Thank you for posting!

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#7200501 - 12/18/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]  
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Good for him!

#7202151 - 12/19/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: 30338]  
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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]  
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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]  
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Don't get know better than that.

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#7205366 - 12/19/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: 30338]  
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thats great!


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#7210500 - 12/20/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]  
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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!

#7213922 - 12/21/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Scorpion]  
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I seen this photo at the job a couple weeks ago. His son John had it on his cell phone.

Awesome story and photo.

#7214333 - 12/21/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: RNF]  
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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 - 12/21/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: LKEYES]  
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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.

#7215712 - 12/22/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]  
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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 - 12/23/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: CrimsonTide]  
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Damn, that is just cool!

#7221846 - 12/24/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]  
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Awesome! Thanks for the post.....


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#7222019 - 12/24/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: Kodiakisland]  
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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]  
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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]  
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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 - 12/24/12 Re: elk for my 98yo great uncle [Re: RNF]  
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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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