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Old 12-08-2008, 04:48 PM
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I was posting some pics last night when suddenly it hit me............ there were 40 years difference between the pics!!!

Where did the time go so quickly? Wow! It seems almost like yesterday, when I got my first compound bow. Well below are the pics that brought this lost time lapse to my attention. Although, you really have to admit, there is not much difference between the two except maybe the whiskers and I got my braces off. Otherwise, I've aged quite gracefully!!


1968



2008



Going from tan, painted coveralls from my dad's work (my work too) to Ultimate Camo, a 35# Recurve to a high speed compound, hunting from the ground to state of the art tree stands, wow! Back when I started we had to travel up north to find deer. Now they're everywhere. Hunting licenses were a buck, and now my Ill license cost $450!! [:@]

I remember hunting on my own for the first time......."Hey, here's a trail, let's hunt here". No real reason, it just looked good. Paging through magazines just looking at the pictures and dreaming to buying books and every subscription of deer mag imaginable! Almost all of my rabbit, squirrel and pheasant hunts ultimately turned into deer hunting or scouting! I couldn't help it! Deer just fascinated the heck out of me, they still do! [:-]

Who knows what the future will bring? I will be chasing big whitetails for a while yet but my future will find me managing them on my own piece of land. That is what I am really looking forward to. I wouldn't trade this journey of mine for anything! I doubt I could find something that could make my heart beat as fast as it does after seeing and shooting a deer. Some people just don't understand.

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Old 12-08-2008, 04:51 PM
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ORIGINAL: GregH

I was posting some pics last night when suddenly it hit me............ there were 40 years difference between the pics!!!

Where did the time go so quickly? Wow! It seems almost like yesterday, when I got my first compound bow. Well below are the pics that brought this lost time lapse to my attention. Although, you really have to admit, there is not much difference between the two except maybe the whiskers and I got my braces off. Otherwise, I've aged quite gracefully!!
Um......the deer is a little bigger too.

I hear ya though bud....where has the time went??[&o]
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:48 PM
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Nice post Greg, I often ask myself the same questions and feel the same way. I also hope to share your journey via the forums for some time to come as well. Good Luck.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:55 PM
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26 years of hunting for me. I wasn't even born yet when that first picture was taken.I was the following year so in all I'm not that far behind you. You are right it doesn't seem like that long ago I was wrapping my hands around my first set of antlers,24 years ago on December 23rd right after school. I haven't scanned any of my pics in from back then. I might have to do it some day.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:56 PM
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The time goes fast my friend. I was thinking about that the other day while I was on stand. You should give yourself some time to reflect and let me hunt your land in the meantime [8D]
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:38 PM
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I'm glad your happy with your journey, I SURE WOULD BE TOO!
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:39 PM
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I hate to break it to ya Greg but my PARENTS were only3 years oldwhen you shot your first buck!Oh how things have changed...

I can only dream of the day thatI get to reflect back on 40 years of hunting, god willing, that day will come.

You have accomplished much man...I mean Sir.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:46 PM
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Where did it go. Hmm. When you were shooting your first buck I was sitting in a bunker going through something called Tet, 1968.I was the leader of a recon platoon doing some huntin. WEll really, I was in a mobile bunker out in the Que Son Valley, RVN. People today don't even know what it was. I came home in Decand went bow hunting. From that point on... all was well with the world.8 months later I was back in the Que Son hunting again with 200 people at my command. It goes fast. I came home and went bowhunting. All was well in the world at that point.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:52 PM
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What you need to do is take your bow out from 1868, I mean 1968 and crush something with it today. While you are at it try to recreate that same photo down to the smallest detail, get some fake braces today. Davidmil thanks for your service and even though I had four more years to go before I graced this great country of ours I am familiar with your referrences.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:02 PM
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Landon had a post recently about how things changed or something like that. I started thinking back over the years. What a trip it's been. I can still remember climbing up in that big oak tree next to the clover field on my first hunt. No stand, I just sat on a limb. I killed a fawn from that tree with my American archery Cheetah, 2016 gamegetters, satalite braodhead, Lewis release. I think my bow was cranked up to 35#.

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