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on that "how old" stuff...

Post by ThunderXB » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:08 pm

So this is a muzzleloader story not a crossbow tale, sorry, just making my personal commentary on getting old.

We had 12" of snow Wednesday of the WI gun season on top of a 3-4" base and then 20-22" more the 2nd Sat-Sun. with high winds and drifting.

Muzzleloader season started that following Monday.

All the side roads were impassable with a 4wd truck.

SO I needed to use my Arctic Cat sled to break trail and then have a 3 mile ride in on snowmobile and then walking into the woods through 2 1/2+ feet of snow, to hunt, but it paid off on a nice 8 pt. with my muzzleloader.

Big body, 200 lbser for sure, fun drag even with the snow.

Most of my "younger" hunting friends all gave up, too much snow. (Except one GREAT hunting partner, who, when I didn't come out at quitting time, guessed I got a deer, he went home, loaded up his sled, and got to me just in time for pics after I got the buck back to the snowmobile. THAT'S a hunting partner!!!)

Oh yeah, I'm NOT old!! :thumbup:


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Re: on that how old stuff...

Post by W.Miguire » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:27 pm

Good for you . Congrats on a nice buck.
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Re: on that how old stuff...

Post by janesy » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:17 am

Very nice! Congrats on the hardwork!
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Re: on that how old stuff...

Post by Normous » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:27 am

Way to go - young man!!
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Re: on that how old stuff...

Post by Riflemanz » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:44 am

We got nothing here in the SE part of the state. Glad your hard work paid off!
Nice buck! I like the pic's except for the photobucket emblem ruining the pic!
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Post by Boo » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:16 am

Congratulations! He's quite the porker!
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Re: on that how old stuff...

Post by gerald strine » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:27 am

Man he's a brute , congratulations your effert paid off.
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Post by Reinyrooster » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:56 am

That's a beast! Congratulations.

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Post by xcaliber » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:37 am

Awesome buck and a good hunting partner for sure. Way to get it done young man! :thumbup:
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Post by DuckHunt » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:53 pm

Man that's a thick buck! Congrats on the well earned score.
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Post by AJ01 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:12 pm

He's a little on the "chunky side"!! :lol:
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Re: on that how old stuff...

Post by ihunt » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:28 pm

Normous wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:27 am
Way to go - young man!!
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Re: on that "how old" stuff...

Post by ThunderXB » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:14 pm

Guess my point is that at 66 with 2 knee and 2 hip replacements,a 12" surgery scar on my back, along with various other issues, I'm still able to get out and do stuff because I WANT to.

And I'm always looking for a new adventure. I love ice fishing and last year made a couple bucket list trips, Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba and Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron in Michigan.

Having to snowmobile in just to deer hunt to me was the best part of the hunt, getting the deer was just the capper!

Yeah, it's a chore sometimes and stuff hurts, and it's occasionally a lot of work, but trying to stay somewhat physically active and just having the willpower to do stuff really helps.

A friend of mine has started the "Life is Short, Find An Adventure Movement" and I try to wholeheartedly subscribe to her basic philosophy of living your life as fully as you reasonably can.

Really, it's what keeps you somewhat young as long as you can keep it up.
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Re: on that "how old" stuff...

Post by Normous » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:01 pm

ThunderXB wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:14 pm


A friend of mine has started the "Life is Short, Find An Adventure Movement" and I try to wholeheartedly subscribe to her basic philosophy of living your life as fully as you reasonably can.

Really, it's what keeps you somewhat young as long as you can keep it up.
I really like your friends philosophy and my wish is to follow it, especially after having 3 close family members pass away in November.

One of my Crossbow Customers from New Zealand whose family owns 20,000 + hunt able Hectares and access to much much more has asked Patti and I to be his guest for a month this summer (their winter) and hunt many species day or night without limit.

We just found our ADVENTURE MOMENT and will not miss this opportunity of a lifetime.

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Re: on that "how old" stuff...

Post by frisky » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:11 pm

Congrats on a fine deer!!
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