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Tips from an old timer

Old 10-06-2002, 07:43 AM
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I had the pleasure of hunting with a 70 year old archer this past weekend. He shoots traditional. I asked him his strategy for succesful hunting. He said "Draw at 10 shoot at 20, most deer will run 10 yards and stop". I asked him about determining a Pope and Young animal. He said on 8 points look for a g3 of 8 inches or longer, for a 10 point look for g4's of 4 inches or longer. He killed a spike that afternoon. It was great seeing someone that age still bowhunting.
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Old 10-06-2002, 07:51 AM
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I hope and pray that i will be able to hunt when i reach that age, some of the best advice comes from the ol timer's, and love to sit and listen to them talk about the old day's of hunting
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Old 10-06-2002, 01:44 PM
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Old Timers always have a wealth of information that can be helpful. If you get a chance to talk to an old timer, listen, it could get you the buck of a lifetime.
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Old 10-07-2002, 09:42 PM
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Hope one day to be called an old timer. They sure have a wealth of information.
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Old 10-08-2002, 06:30 AM
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YUP, I sure hope I'm still climbing trees when I'm 70. I only have 12 years to go. I would differ with his draw at 10 and shoot at 20 theory. You'd spend a lot of time waiting for the deer I've been around to stop after 10 yards of flight. I prefer to draw at 10 and shoot at 10.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 10-08-2002, 06:38 AM
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The other day I went to the archery range and an old timer met me at the gate. I talked to him for on hour...only shot three arrows that day, but had a great time.
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Old 10-08-2002, 06:39 AM
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The old timers that I know would of asked who the haties were these &quot;Pope and Young&quot; fellers. They'd give a hoot less about g's or inches.
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Old 10-08-2002, 08:12 AM
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Good post!

Yeah. The old timer I learned from is anything but a horn hunter. He's all about the meat. I give him some kill every year for all he's taught me.

Grew up on a farm, big time trapper, hunter, and workaholic. He has thousands of stories and knows the playbook front to back if you know what I mean. Thank goodness for John Hughes and others like him.

The biggest repayment I'll have for him is passing on what he's taught me to his grandson because it's likely he won't have the years left to do it himself. His grandkid is my littlest boy, Corbin.

Here is a pic.
Corbin on last Halloween.


Old timers to new timers(?). I'll do my best to complete the circle<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>.

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Old 10-08-2002, 08:16 AM
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i had the chance to talk to an old timer 18 years ago,,,,lots of good information. hope i'm not becoming an old timer yet!
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Old 10-08-2002, 09:08 AM
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I don't consider myself a old timer, I'M only 55 years old but, have been hunting for 38 years. Most of the guys I started hunting around are in there sixtys and seventys now. I have taken lot of game over the years and started with a recurve and now shoot a compound. I have been at the top and at the bottom in the archery world and have taken lots of P&Y game animals and still taking two to there big game animals a year, I like to think I'm still learning archery and bowhunting. One thing I have learned is bowhunters can alway tell some one how good thay are but, when you take some of them on a hunting trip you find out realy how bad of a bowhunter they really are and some of them are even outlaws trying to be some one, new bowhunters are like mosquitos after the frist frost most of them are gone and when you try to help some one there is alway some one who will say that you are wrong and don,t know anything about it and they know more.

Have good season,shoot straight and keep the wind in your face

Bowdon

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Edited by - Bowdon on 10/08/2002 10:12:43
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