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    Middle aged but "Distinguished" Members

    Had to be put up

    At my age, I can see a hill and climb it. Can still carry above my weight in a deer carcass or pack for reasonable distances. I have a reasonable grasp on who I am and where I am going.
    Made all the mistakes you young sorts will.
    Been hunting and shooting for well over 30 yrs and find it as exciting/enjoyable as I did when I first started.
    Know enough about some things to be dangerous.
    One of the major bonuses of being my age and experience is knowing just about every clearing and creek bend in my huge playground and never struggling to fill the freezer with fish or meat.
    Have a few years up my sleeve to secure my public land 330+ Red Stag.
    I really look forward to enjoying another 20-30 yrs and fostering my kids and others if they wish, into the pursuits I have had the privilage too participate in.
    When I get really old like Rushy and Tahr I hope I am still going strong like they are
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Hahaha, excelent

    I too have a reasonable grasp on who I am and where I am going (Er, well, most of the time)

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    Nicely put what is the middle age bracket? has to be 30 to ?????????
    Im the total opersit have only been hunting just on 2 years, am 36 years young i wish i had been hunting longer
    I hope to get all four of my sons into this sport and not put them crook
    For me at this stage learning is almost as good as shootng them and i dont take rolling a donut to hard
    And since joing this forum my learning has increased ten fold thanks to some old and new heads on here
    Were am i going? im going to become a bloody good hunter........rite after i put the kids to bed and take out the rubbish.

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    If you work out to be a hunter like the soldier I remember you to have been, you will be fine. You my friend, are nowhere near middle aged yet
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Thanks im not catagorised???? young ends at thirty someone intellengenter than me needs to think of group for the 30 to middle aged group................see im unintelegent .ill post that gruop up

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    I too am in that "Distinguished" Average age group ..above 30 but below 60 greying hair due to pressures of farmin/family or just to many females in my house .. but i must admit im in an a very exclusive club ( 3 daughters only) that alone would make any mere mortal male turn grey overnite or go bald
    I traveled and worked in canada england holland while in my early 20s for 3 yrs , since comeing home and working onthe family home dairy farm which ive taken ownership of for 6yrs now
    ive finally worked into a position where im the boss and ill take time off when i see fit (most of the time)
    Ive always enjoyed shooting and more lately hunting ..wanting,no needing to go hunting more often ,
    life is too so short enjoy what you do while you have the chance , ive taken too long to realize this but its never to late to start
    with that i hope to travel more often and further and hunt and fish while doing so ,also catch up with some of you good sorts
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    Im in Neckshots age group.
    Started hunting at 6 with the air rifle. Honestly cant remember my first deer or how old i was But still vividly remember my first roaring stag charging in threw the bush on the side of lake Paringa in the pissing rain(of course) I was 14 and it is forever burned into my memory.
    Get a real kick out of getting others into hunting.
    Work and family is making me bald fat and lazy but still get out when I can and usually see something. Come to think of it i havent shot anything in quite a while,I like watching them,or maybe Im just to lazy to carry it out
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Shit buddy , you been drinking thats deep shit bro. But i know where your comeing from , yes shot a few stags over the 300 ds thingy but never really kept them , and as you know shot my share of most things , Really it wouldn't worry me if i didnt shoot anything again but still love watching , listning , smelling the wild of N.Z .
    Yes gone grey from worry , or work im not sure what, and limp from broken bones , toooo many to count but still love the outdoors .
    And yes enjoy helping the younger hunters of the day but and a big but why hand it to them on a plate .....they must earn the right to your special areas , and secrets .
    We are all lucky with what is at our back door , its just some of us dont know that yet !!!

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    Middle aged but "Distinguished" Members

    Mate your in the wrong thread!!
    They havent started a gerriatric one yet.
    You are a good bugger and you do live in a slice of paradise mate, thats for sure.
    Will give ya a bell when I get back to Godzown.
    Any big fish up your way yet?
    Has Al got hold of you yet about our plans for the rut?
    I plan to come over the first week I am home and fill ya full rumbos and whinge about the AB's last showing.


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    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Well I'm in the right age bracket, but certainly not a hunter yet. I first picked up a rifle about 2 and a bit years ago, other that three shots with a 22 about 20 years ago which resulted in 1 rabbit and a hare at 70-90m (my first shots with anything). I'm with geezejonesy with the three daughters and getting very grey at 48, but not getting heavy and lazy like VC as I'm the bread winner, cook and chief bottle washer as well. Sure wish I'd got into this a lot longer ago before this body was so knackered. If I was any other species I would have been put out of my misery tears ago.

    So far I've only done small game and the odd game bird while amassing the gear and skills to tackle something bigger. It will come, ... coz I'm a determined cheeky little sod.

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    Neckshot and VietnamCam both have baby faces and can smoke me up a hill, they need to come down to the young hunters thread
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    your age group ends at furrtyim gonna start a homeless group!

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    ive always said my four boys are easier than 3 girls anyday ya poor bastards!
    geezejonesy, gadgetman and kiwi39 like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    ive always said my four boys are easier than 3 girls anyday ya poor bastards!
    You are on the money there. I take young fellas for a youth organisation, helps maintain some sanity.

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    Ive got a couple mates with three girls and they are beaten men!

 

 

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