I'm taking my dad out. He is about 6 weeks out from his second hip replacement on the left side. The second replacement on the right is coming in the spring. I have a ground blind set up where I can drop him off right in front of it. He is looking for his fourth straight buck since he retired.
Having a hip replaced is not the same as being disabled.
Sorry, but you have things a little mixed up.
Being disabled means - not being able to do for yourself and having a condition that prohibits you from doing things that other people takes for granted, and not having the option of having an operation or something that can fix the problem.!
I broke my pelvis 3 yrs ago, I fell down the steps sleep walking, and I didn't even go to the hospital - because I had no insurance..
Monday I hunted a patch of woods 50' x 50' and still saw a 10 point buck, but couldn't get a shot because I parked the truck in the wrong spot and there was trees / brush between me and the buck.
I was more worried about getting arrested if the deer ran onto posted ground and the land owner called the police then anything else. And yes this was smack dab in the middle of the Game Lands. Even the landowners brother thought that I was nothing more than a road hunter. People don't understand - when you can't walk - it sucks! And I went out of my way to walk into the woods to tell the dummy that he shot a buck and he failed to go look for it! That folks burns my butt.
That is a slob hunter in my opinion!
I also saw a similar buck on my way out of the game lands road, but I don't road hunt and I don't ride around with a loaded weapon in the vehicle and I don't have anyone to drive the vehicle for me. And I don't have any help to load the deer - even if I shoot one! For me it is either drag the deer thru the mud to a place where I can drag it up on a bank and then back the truck against the bank and load it onto the tailgate, or sit there until help arrives - which may be hours on a warm day when no one is moving around and there is no traffic on the dead end road I hunt on.
Tuesday I was posted not 100 yards from where a group of 8 deer, two bucks were bedded. When I came down the road, my dummy brother blocked the whole road with dad's truck and my other stupid brother got out of the truck and loaded his gun and tried to get a shot. Had it been a pheasant or a cat - he might have gotten it, but deer are way too smart to let someone get out of a truck walk towards them and not run! Again, another 10 point buck in the group, along with a lesser buck that I could have had an opportunity to shoot, had not the slob hunters chose to be greedy.
Today again, in another game lands, I parked on the side of the road.
Got out my chair, sat beside the truck not 10 minutes before I saw a glimpse of a deer in the brush 50 yds away. There wasn't a place between the trees more than 6 inches wide where a person could have shot - even if I seen the antlers.
After sitting 10 minutes and not seeing the deer come out, I chose to try to walk up the road to see if the deer was around..
I took 10 steps and saw its tail wave. I thought it was running away.
4:30 PM and it was getting dark! It was eating acorns off the side of the road.
The deer turned and ran across the road, back in the direction from where It came.
Only then did I notice that every tree on that hillside was raked with scrapes.
That deer had to have weighed 180 lbs - BIG DEER for where I was hunting!
Had it been Saturday, I would have shot first and asked questions later...
But I was being honest and I couldn't see the rack until it went back into the woods. Another 10 or more pointer. That was the only deer I saw all day!