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Old 09-25-2012, 12:50 AM
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When to Retire from Huntting ???

When do you retire from huntting.I am 69 and about wore out.Back,Knees Haert and Lungs.I am only good for about 400 yards with Oxygen if I am under 7500 FT.
Shooting still not a problem.I still shoot 2 1/2 gropes at 300 yards with anyone of 6 Rifles
My girlfriend is on me about all of the time.I tell her if I am going to Die.I want to go with a Rifle in my hands an my boots on.Then she won't takl to me for week or so.
So what do I do ??? Westerner2
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:06 AM
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My thoughts are to keep doing what you want to! I'll hit the be 7 next month ....fortunantly, I only use the oxygen that I breath in.At least, that's my plan.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:48 AM
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I am sittiing out elk and deer this year due to separated meniscus (cartlidge) in my right knee. The doctor tells me since it is healing without surgery it is best not to operate and let it heal naturally over the next year. I have an antelope license that is unfilled and good until Sept 30. I have been out looking because that is mostly what antelope hunting is --- looking through binoculars and spotting scope until the "big" one is located.
There are few "big" ones this year due to the extreme drought. I will permanently retire from hunting when I die --only then.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:08 PM
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I'm a little behind (very little) you but I will keep on hunting till I can't walk anymore or can't see what I'm shooting at. The secret is to take it easy. No more balls to the wall for me. I have slowed down and find I enjoy the outdoors more. Hang in there and never retire from hunting.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:35 PM
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Wink Huntin and girlfriends

[QUOTE=Westerner2;345320] My girlfriend is on me about all of the time.I tell her if I am going to Die.I want to go with a Rifle in my hands an my boots on.Then she won't takl to me for week or so.
So what do I do ???

First get a new girlfriend that doesn't wanna change you and then

Second keep hunting till ya go out with yer boots on


And I said I wasn't gonna post anymore But I just couldn't help it with this 'un LOL
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:03 PM
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Skeet's right. My bride has been trying to get me to sell my guns for years. Hasn't happened and it ain't gonna happen. She keeps claiming she needs the money for new curtins or some other BS. I tell her to get a job then she can spend her money the way she wants. In the mean time my hunting trips get longer and cost more money. Guess her theory didn't work.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:46 PM
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My wife used to look forward to my annual hunting trips and rehabilation outings. She said I wa easier to live with when I returned. She still feels that way but worries a little about me since I passed 70. I usually am not alone. My heart is fine and I can still operate on my own oxygen over 10,000. My legs aren't as willing as they used to be so I go in a lower gear. Something about being above timberline, closer to God.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:01 AM
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And the biggest secret is to hunt with someone under 40. I do and he feels bad for me when I shoot something and he will drag it out. Its a lot easier to carry someones rifle than drag a deer.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:03 AM
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Westerner,

I agree with skeet: First, you need to get a more compatible girlfriend. If she lives with you, move her out. Get a Polaris Ranger and drive 4WD to your stand. Hunt all you can because when they shut your coffin lid, you will fill no more tags here and you won't need a girlfriend who gives you week-long Silent Treatments.

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:57 AM
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buckhunter, Don't always depend on someone else to do the "heavy lifting". I have a friend who "imposes" himself on others so he can pretend he is still a great hunter. He is in a motorized wheelchair and definitely gives the impression everyone is supposed to defer to his needs, not infrequently but all the time. He is at the stage where he is being avoided. He is 72 yras. of age and wants the one fellow who usually gives in to his requests to take him antelope hunting several days while he looks for a really nice head. Since it is a major drought year there aren't many big heads but that is what he wants. I don'tknow if it is the big head or that he really wants the days afield because he knows the days are numbered. Anyhow, don't give yourself this kind of a reputation.

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:01 AM
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Let me tell you a short story: The fellow that drew the plans for my new home, shop and guest house at the farm, drove up to ask about drawing my plans when I was out on the tractor. He broke his neck when he was 19, dove off a bridge and hit a turtle. He had a wife and a son. Wife is dead and son is in his 40s today. This guy is an agressive business person, lives to hunt and hunts by himself, in a motarized chair. He had a shop in a little town build him an all aluminum electric operated shooting house that extends 15 ft high. He spends all day, every day of every season, waiting for a deer to walk into his shooting lanes, where he can drive to them in his chair. His brothers cut his lanes for him with a tractor. He hooks up, drags them to his van and lifts them onto the rear with a hoist, drives into the van and drives the van to his MH where he has a skinning rack. He fills his freezer every year.

I have watched this guy for four years and he is amazing in his dedication to hunting. He taught me one thing, I do not have any problems, after watching him.

If you want to hunt bad enough, you can hunt right up to your last breath. Just go around the obsticles.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:54 AM
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Larry I really never depend on anybody for anything. Iam very independent with everything. I can cook, clean a house, cuff my pants and on and on. Its just that most of my hunting involves my 40 year old godson. He would never let me pull anything by myself with him watching. Last year I pulled his 6 pt buck by myself and it darn near killed me but it did it for him. He shot it late in the day and I went back the next day and found it. Was he pissed I did it yes and I appreciate it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:26 AM
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Rapier and buckhunter, I didn't mean to sound the way I came across. I am 73 and still do all of "my things" for myself. My son and grandson are always there either giving me a hand or giving me heck for doing things for myself. I don't want to be dependent on anyone if I can avoid it. If they come forward to lend a hand, that is great, but I don't want to be a burden. I don't feel 73, just parts of me are getting out of warranty.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:53 PM
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:08 AM
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To quote another,even if its only cottontails and quail,I will stop hunting when they pry my gun from my cold dead hands.
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