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    Just a thought for experienced older hunters

    Is there any interest in a hunt for a week or so for experienced older bushmen over 70 age group? A few days in easy semi open terrain with no big rivers or steep mountains like Golden Hills may suit, but with good animal numbers. Maybe four per group?
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    Sounds good to me Woody but I'm too young.
    And where are you going to find this mystical place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Is there any interest in a hunt for a week or so for experienced older bushmen over 70 age group? A few days in easy semi open terrain with no big rivers or steep mountains like Golden Hills may suit, but with good animal numbers. Maybe four per group?
    I have one in a couple of months, camp cook but intend to take a book, a box of beers and a comfy chair and know a spot where I can sit and wait...and what's this "with good animal numbers"...do you intend to miss a few?
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    Only shoot what you can use. "Good animal numbers" means less hobbling along for old knees Relaxing and enjoying the view are important too. As you get older you lose old mates to the other happy hunting grounds.
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    Plod sit wait
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Only shoot what you can use. "Good animal numbers" means less hobbling along for old knees Relaxing and enjoying the view are important too. As you get older you lose old mates to the other happy hunting grounds.
    Put the effort and skills into shooting the first one not, the last one...don't come back into camp saying "I spooked 6 today"
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    I am not over seventy ( a mere 62 ) but I would be keen to know more . Not overly experienced but definately decrepit
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    Decrepit could probably be a qualification
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Sounds good to me Woody but I'm too young.
    And where are you going to find this mystical place?
    easy, Wellington suburbs.
    Deer everywhere according to Stuff
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    Not interested in looking at suberbia thanks. The hundreds of beatiful shades of green , yellow and browns of the bush, stream borders of flaxes and shrubs, the mauve monowai, the blond tussocks, the blue skies and greys of the clouds, the campfire embers scented smoke and a good brew; not forgetting the great cookups and banter. Real life.
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    I am a couple of birthday short, but could be keen. A good book,a fold up chair, a bit of hunting, sounds perfect to me
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    I’m only 51 but feel like I’m over 70 some days - does that count?
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    And here I was thinking you were a good bugger Woody but then you go getting all ageist on me. Ha ha ha
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    I think you would qualify anyway @Rushy. Good old mates are rarer by the day and therefore more precious and special in our favourite places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    I think you would qualify anyway @Rushy. Good old mates are rarer by the day and therefore more precious and special in our favourite places.
    I’m still a couple of years off seventy and still have my own teeth, hair, hips and knees but if I could squeeze in as chief cook and bottle washer I would be keen (depending on the where and when).
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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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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

 

 

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