i'll be 56 in oct and have been hunting since 1979, would I be an old timer ??....
Do you feel like an old timer?
I will be 72 this archery season and don't consider myself as an old timer. I scout all year long, run over a dozen T. cams July through Nov., make mock scrapes, cut out for tree stand locations, hang stands, see deer on a regular basis, archery hunt 2 states and hunt alone 95% of the time.
I work out 3 days a week with weights for 70 minutes to keep in shape and I feel great. I must admit there were a few times I slowed down a bit like the triceps reattachments on both arms, the time I fell out of that tree requiring the need for titanium and screws in my leg and ankle however, I did save the cat though..... and oh, there was that time I spent the Summer recuperating from that quadruple bi-pass, but I did get an 8 point that archery season.
I believe the amount of commitment, pictures I see on T. Cam, the bucks I see while scouting keeps my desire high and
working out regularly aids in the number of days I hunt.
My mom always said, "It is in his blood." So I will do my best to hunt as long as I still have blood. I have already ask my younger buddies, if they would take time in the future when I am feeble to assist me to the edge of the yard with my walker and bow then return at dark to help me find my way home.
Looking forward to this archery season.....Hope you have many more at 56 and on and on.....If it help you feel any younger I started hunting in 1953 after following my dad around through the squirrel woods for a year or two.