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Old 02-02-2015, 08:33 PM   #1
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I enjoyed last week at my Brother's farm in NE MS catching the end of the deer season. Plenty of pix of big bucks at his feeders in the middle of the night, but I did not see any.

So, my question to any "Olde Phartz" out there. Who still hunts after age 75? Yes, there is more than age limitations. I have had hip and knee replacements and both work better than original, have arthritis, minor heart issues, but my major problem is no balance, (vestibular dysfunction) after an overdose of the antibiotic gentamicin in 2007.

I have learned to cope, but having to force myself to consciously balance is very tiring, particularly on rough terrain. Hunting on private property in MS allows me to ride his ATV out to the deer blind, on the ground since I cannot climb - no balance. This year and Thanksgiving hunting I was unable to ride, so he drove me to his deer camp on a hill top about 3/4 of a mile in his FWD truck, I sat on the porch keeping the fire warm with a good field of fire to 150 yards. It was nice, comfortable and warm with some Jack to share, but...
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These young ladies walked out to keep me company. No deer but DEARS!
Is 77 years old too old to hunt?

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I just pray to the Good Lord that when I'm older I'll still be able to enjoy the woods with friends and family. I grew up blessed beyond measure to enjoy the outdoors. I see myself taking those who took me when I was young as they get older. Good to see that you are still going.
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Heck sounds like you had a good time anyways.....only you can decide when you wanna stop. If it's a health risk, I say stay warm and safe!
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IMHO, it's not about the hunt, but just getting out and enjoying the great outdoors. Sounds like you had a great time, so just enjoy. Several times, I've just stayed at the camp and enjoyed nature. Best of luck...
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Tom, I say hunt till you're dead. Then again...I'm not 77 either.
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Age is but a number, (74) had some medical issues like most others, putting ball back in shoulder socket slowed swing speed down, so upland Bird hunting is no doubt a thing of the past do recall trips out to Nebraska for pheasant How ever sitting on a stump or camp chair in sun of course waiting for Deer or Hog if I get a shot all right if I don't all right
I can see keeping balance a problem, sitting back at camp keeping fire going and telling tales of old never gets tire some, i just hope my wife never sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them.

Some one wrote that each sun rise was a blessing and rest of the day was a bonus, I agree with this
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i just hope my wife never sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them.
That's funny right there!!
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