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    Older Members?

    Just curious to see how many older Hunters there are hear.I'm talking 60 plus and still out Doinit lol.

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    Yup. 60++++

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    Well done old fullas hope I'm still kicken at 60 <<plus>> 2300hrs time to find the sack
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    Six months off but plan to still be out there doing it when it rolls around.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Not tooo many at this stage then. Fingers crossed for all the younger hunters. Being over the hill does take a while and has it's risks lol.

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    there would be plenty but 60+ and able and willing to use a computor/forum + be interested in hunting is a pretty fine filter

    I know shit loads. my dads getting close, but him sitting on a computer and reading shit is well beyond what he calls a hobby

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    Yeah fare call mate,was interested in those that were only on this Forum. cheers.

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    61 and still knocking them over, helps having public reserve land less than 1km from the farm boundary [reds fallow pigs].

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    Quote Originally Posted by john m View Post
    61 and still knocking them over, helps having public reserve land less than 1km from the farm boundary [reds fallow pigs].
    That is decidedly good fortune John.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    I'm tottering into the hills for an overnight hunt tomorrow.The thing that I find now (64) is that I don't maintain my fitness for long, so I have to work at it all of the time. Carrying a pack doesn't worry me. Don't like the down hill bits so much now though. Mostly hunt by myself, but always have a PLB on my belt. The dog is good company. Have shot my share of deer and pigs this year. Think I have a few years hunting left in me still, so long as my health holds up.

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    Good on ya mate. I'm 54, so am much encouraged by your words - I've returned to hunting after a 'break' of 15 years or so.

    Have you tried walking poles when doing hill-work? - I felt like a dufus first time I used them - but wow what a difference they make - vital equipment in my book now anytime I'm in the hills.

    Your comments re fitness noted - something we all need to be mindful of

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    Totaly agree on the fitness front.That alone is not easy to maintain and as tahr said the fitness doesn't go on and on like it once did.
    The walking stick or leaning stick as I call it lol makes things a little better,especially with weight on the back.
    Cheers SiB,,that stick can help heaps.

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    I'm getting old alright. Went for an overnighter yesterday afternoon. Arsed up with a full pack on. New straight away that the pain meant something bad. Had a painful night and morning hunt but couldn't have shot anything because I couldn't grip my rifle. Only saw 3 dirty old goats anyway. Dr this morning after an uncomfortable night in the tent. Busted arm and in plaster for 6 weeks.

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    There is a space on the wall at the Tough Old Bugger's Club for your photo Tahr. you will be back out there in no time.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    I'm still doin it, but usually just wabbits. With a knee replacement coming shortly even the wabbits are safe for a while !

 

 

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