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Old 09-21-2019, 08:47 AM   #1
BTLowry
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Default Spent some time with an old friend yesterday

Went and visited with an old friend of mine yesterday for a few hours

He will be 84 in November

I sat and let him tell me hunting stories for a couple of hours. Some I had heard before and some for the first time

We talked about the elk hunt we went on in the San Juans where he found lots of bear sign right behind our camp but didnít tell me because he knew I would not sleep
How he was in his 60ís and I in my 20ís and he could leave me far behind in the mountains

We talked about back when Engling and Richland were open to archery hunt with the AHP and how he homesteaded one of the screen shelters for the month and us younger guys would come down and hunt on the weekends in the places or stands he hung for us

He is going hunting with another guy that is a little older than me this fall and is excited about that

I grew up hunting but ďThe Old ManĒ as we called him taught me some valuable lessons about hunting, fishing and trapping and still has a wealth of information








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Old 09-21-2019, 08:53 AM   #2
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Experience comes with age, the BEST teacher. Good for you both!
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:51 AM   #3
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Nothing better than listening to old timers tell huntin stories
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Old 09-21-2019, 04:05 PM   #4
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Good story, Brian!


Y'all listen to this example and be nice to old fellers!
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Old 09-21-2019, 04:24 PM   #5
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Good deal. I still wish my Grandpa was around for one more hunt.
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Old 09-21-2019, 04:28 PM   #6
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Time to sit down and listen a while
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Old 09-21-2019, 04:33 PM   #7
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There are so many stories from these old timers that need to be heard. Some great stories. Good for you
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:04 PM   #8
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Our hunting group has a “Grandpa “ turning 80 this year. Love listening to stories while we can
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Old 09-21-2019, 06:51 PM   #9
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Great you got to see him!!
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:50 PM   #10
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Always great to hear the experienced tell of their experiences. Miss my Grandfather Berry.
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:51 AM   #11
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:04 AM   #12
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Good on you for visiting him. I’m sure you both got some enjoyment out of that. When I was a kid, my brother and I were friends with some boys whose grandad was a bird and squirrel hunter. There were no deer in East Texas back then. Since our dad didn’t hunt, and both grandads were long dead, he was our mentor. We even called him Papaw like they did. He was a fine, upstanding guy and we spent many enjoyable hours hunting and just visiting with him. Good memories !
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:10 AM   #13
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Good on you for visiting him. Iím sure you both got some enjoyment out of that. When I was a kid, my brother and I were friends with some boys whose grandad was a bird and squirrel hunter. There were no deer in East Texas back then. Since our dad didnít hunt, and both grandads were long dead, he was our mentor. We even called him Papaw like they did. He was a fine, upstanding guy and we spent many enjoyable hours hunting and just visiting with him. Good memories !
The type of men like you and BT are talking about stand out more so than all others imo. Reason being they took the time to spend with yíall becaus they wanted to and not because you were their kids/grandkids. I would say these are rare these days.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:22 AM   #14
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Thanks for sharing, brings back some great memories.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:24 AM   #15
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Nothing better than listening to old timers tell huntin stories
Sure isnít, I sure Do miss my Grandfathers Hunting and fishing stories
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:00 AM   #16
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Brian, thanks for sharing, those times are very special.
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Old 09-22-2019, 02:34 PM   #17
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Great stuff Bud!! I have an awesome neighbor at our Menard County property who is 88 and is just awesome to visit with. Loosing both of my grandfathers early in life, I love and appreciate spending time with him!! He always comes over when I have a camp full of buddies and we are in a hurry to do this or that, we all stop, and share a cold beer with that fine gentleman who always has something interesting to share!! Good times indeed!!!
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Old 09-22-2019, 03:03 PM   #18
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Sure isnít, I sure Do miss my Grandfathers Hunting and fishing stories
I know that's right! Grandpa had some awesome stories didn't he HotRod.
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Old 09-22-2019, 03:08 PM   #19
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I hope to be that old man one day.
Cool story.
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