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Offline Oldwyoelkhunter

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Age and elk hunting
« on: November 05, 2019, 07:15:19 AM »
I am going on 72 and am still hunting hard on public land on foot.  In recent years it has been getting harder but I hate to quit.  I was wondering if there are many older elk hunters here and what their thoughts are on how age is affecting their desire to keep hunting. Thanks

Offline cnelk

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Re: Age and elk hunting
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 01:02:27 PM »
I have a friend who still gets after it every year. Hikes in to public Wilderness, sleeps under a tarp, and kills elk. He will be 80.


I think everyone is different tho. Depends on how you treated your body in the early years :)


Im 55 and I know Ill be luck to get 20 more elk hunts.

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Re: Age and elk hunting
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 01:04:16 PM »
Good for you, this should be interesting...At 57, I know for me its keeping in some sort of shape year round...That and shooting my Bow every chance I get!  As they say, age is but a number...
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Offline Wyo67

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Re: Age and elk hunting
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2019, 03:38:27 PM »
My Dad (71 last month) has been out here chasing elk, deer and antelope with me for the past several years. 

 

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