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Offline cohunter14

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So Long Ol Arky
« on: February 06, 2020, 12:02:15 PM »
I am sad to share that Phil, aka Ol Arky, has passed away. Phil has been a contributor on forums for a long, long time so Im sure many of you recognize the name or have known him for quite a while. He loved hunting and elk hunting and still loved to chat about elk hunting even though his health had kept him from heading west for quite a few years. Keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2020, 12:09:04 PM »
Phil's been a 'forum friend' for many years. Sad to hear of his passing.


Back in 2016 when I went to Alaska moose hunting, Phil volunteered to post my daily hunt updates sent via InReach. I always thought that was very special.


May the ducks fly low and the bucks grow big 'OlArky'

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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2020, 04:19:49 PM »
I'm going to miss Phil a lot!
He was always positive and was great at cheering people on. Because of him I'll likely never loose my nickname of "Jake Slayer".....


You will be greatly missed!

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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 06:26:45 PM »
Phil was a great help to me a long time ago when I was a greenhorn elk hunter. I never met him in person but through all the times we've talked I considered him a friend. I will miss our chats.

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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 09:21:09 AM »
Phil will be missed for sure on this site. I pray for him and also for his family as they morn his passing.

If it helps any of us in our rememberance of him, Phil isn't gone. He is just scouting out heaven for our next big adventure together.

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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2020, 03:32:34 PM »
I knew Phil all the way back to the Elk Camp days. He was one of a kind and will be missed. Godspeed my friend now you can hunt the high country for eternity. God Bless Phil Weaver.
Never say couldve, shouldve or wouldve, live every moment

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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2020, 08:08:44 PM »



Sorry to hear this. I only talked to him on the forum but he was a man you knew would help you any way he could.
If wisdom is the reward for aging, I will always be young

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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2020, 12:12:49 PM »
RIP, 

he was a fighter..always so upbeat even when he wasnt feeling that great.

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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2020, 11:22:28 PM »
Another great advocate for the sport and this family we love has been lost, and Phil will be sincerely missed.  It's up to all of us to ensure that, like Phil, we continue to support all those that are seeking knowledge and promote educating/advocating for hunting in a society that is progressively pushing back on our way of life.
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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2020, 05:46:10 PM »
dang.  I just saw this. 


a great guy.  sure wish I could have met him. 


he always had something uplifting to share. 


Godspeed, brother. 

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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 10:15:58 PM »
Dang, I just saw this after searching for Arky on here to throw him a shout. I have known him since our elkcamp days. You will be missed buddy.
I just lost my dad last week, show him the good spots you have picked out!


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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2020, 07:29:37 AM »
Sorry to hear about your father Jason. Condolences to you and your family.

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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2020, 04:02:44 PM »
Sorry to hear about your father Jason. Condolences to you and your family.


Thank you. Like old Phil he was not doing good. However, he went the way he wanted and that is what is important.

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Re: So Long Ol Arky
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2020, 11:11:17 PM »
Your goodheartedness will be missed Ol Arky.  May your family be blessed by memories of your life and great deeds.

 

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