collapse
Double U Hunting Supply Advertise on Hunting-Washington

Author Topic: Met an old dude  (Read 2018 times)

Offline Fishnfowler

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 438
  • Location: Cle Elum
Met an old dude
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:04:02 PM »
I pulled into a chukar hunting spot close to town last Friday for a quick hunt.  There was a rig that pulled in just ahead of me.  It was this guy that I thought was 62-65y/o. We chatted for a bit and he asked what I was after, I turned the question on him and he said he was after chukar.  We ended up hunting together and about 30 minutes into it I ask his age.  Turns out he was 79.  He asked me about other places I hunted and every one I named he'd hit in the last month.  He was a tough dude and totally went for it on the steep and gnarly.  I'm 53 and can only hope that I have half the moxie this guy did when I'm his age, (if I live that long).  Anyway, if you're out there Steve, you are a chukar god. 

Offline Magnum_Willys

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2009
  • Posts: 3288
Re: Met an old dude
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 06:34:32 PM »
Yea some of those old birds are tough as nails.  Moose Hunted with a guy at 72 that could walk your legs off all day, but hardiest dude I knew was Paul Searles outa Toutle, World Champ logger for 30 years.  He would take trips to visit his son who had a guide biz in BC and he would get out and jog in the mornings while his wife drove alongside.  I think he was pushing 80 then. 

Offline merkelman

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 342
  • Location: Poulsbo
  • Groups: Quwf
Re: Met an old dude
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 07:15:31 AM »
I pulled into a chukar hunting spot close to town last Friday for a quick hunt.  There was a rig that pulled in just ahead of me.  It was this guy that I thought was 62-65y/o. We chatted for a bit and he asked what I was after, I turned the question on him and he said he was after chukar.  We ended up hunting together and about 30 minutes into it I ask his age.  Turns out he was 79.  He asked me about other places I hunted and every one I named he'd hit in the last month.  He was a tough dude and totally went for it on the steep and gnarly.  I'm 53 and can only hope that I have half the moxie this guy did when I'm his age, (if I live that long).  Anyway, if you're out there Steve, you are a chukar god.
you and me both brother!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Offline fethrduster

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 454
  • Location: Tacoma
    • Mark Larson Gun Art
Re: Met an old dude
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 10:56:23 AM »
That was me you ran into.  I'm only 53, I just look old for my age.   :IBCOOL:

Offline Forks

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 508
  • Location: Tumwater
  • Groups: NRA Phes. Forev.
Re: Met an old dude
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 05:49:01 AM »
 I hope to catch a glimpse of the chukar god walking a ridge someday. Chasing these birds is the best health plan a person can follow hands down.

Offline Labs07

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2012
  • Posts: 707
  • Location: Spokane
Re: Met an old dude
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 01:27:48 PM »
My dad is 76 and hunts with me about half the season until it gets too nasty for him.  He has a Griffon that keeps him in the birds.

Offline DOUBLELUNG

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 5266
  • Location: Wenatchee
Re: Met an old dude
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 01:29:57 PM »
You can tell old chukar hunters by the long downhill leg.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

 

* Recent Topics

Canopy recommendations please by thinkingman
[Today at 07:43:26 PM]


FS Nikon Scopes by Buddyk-9
[Today at 07:40:57 PM]


2019 spring bear? by snake
[Today at 07:39:11 PM]


Fox trapping? by JakeLand
[Today at 07:38:07 PM]


2019 sheds: post them here! by PNWheckle
[Today at 07:37:14 PM]


NIB DPMS Oracle 308 Win $600 by Hilltop123
[Today at 07:33:14 PM]


FS: 2003 Honda Rancher 350 4x4 by jrebel
[Today at 07:28:17 PM]


Wolf bounty go Idaho trappersneeded by Hilltop123
[Today at 07:25:12 PM]


Radio Collared "WOLF IN TOWN" this morning, WDFW called by bearpaw
[Today at 07:24:24 PM]


My best missed shot in a while by mountainman
[Today at 07:18:57 PM]


Idaho Fur Sale Results by bearpaw
[Today at 07:15:40 PM]


Odd looking Drake mallard by Blacktail135
[Today at 07:13:48 PM]


Duck ID test by Blacktail135
[Today at 07:05:06 PM]


WTS Large rifle primers CCI by h20hunter
[Today at 06:53:50 PM]


Kifaru Urban Ruck by johns8168
[Today at 06:51:54 PM]


WTS: Kifaru Woodsman w/ 24" Frame by johns8168
[Today at 06:50:44 PM]


WA Gun Laws: 2019 State Legislature by Bushcraft
[Today at 06:42:53 PM]


WTS Sierra .224 bullets by mudflat mike
[Today at 06:39:42 PM]


When to start?? by rl206
[Today at 06:36:15 PM]


Newaukum River Retriever Club Training Day by Colin
[Today at 06:26:20 PM]