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Slowing down "some" anyway, back in the first of this year I had what the doctors "think" may have been a little heart attack or mini stroke. This was while w-a-y back in. Made the mistake of letting the wife know, you know how that is. No more night hunting, so I have put the ecaller and lights on ebay. Ha! Still have the mouth calls. But I will stick to daylight hunting. Told my wife and the doctors that if I drop in the woods someone could me as a bait pile set-up. Just shoot off the possums. I will hit that favorite hot spot I been saving. There is a coyote there marked like a Border Collie.
 

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Sorry to hear that!! At least you are here to tell us of the health issue, good luck with the day hunting and getting your health back on track!
 

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Spent the last 50 years in the woods every chance I got.So we die in the woods,better than getting neglected in some nursing home.I am doing a better job of letting people know the area I"m hunting,so hopefully they find me before the possums do.Kill the coyote.
 

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Hey justshoot- like someone else said glad you're here to share the news. There's still lots of hunting to do. Good luck finding that yote!
 

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No reason to sell it all off. Take some time and come up with a plan to stengthen your heart. There are many hunters who have had a heart attack and other issues and just do it a little different. Just dont give up that easy. Lots of contry to coverm Enjoy your time afield.
 

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No reason to sell it all off. Take some time and come up with a plan to stengthen your heart. There are many hunters who have had a heart attack and other issues and just do it a little different. Just dont give up that easy. Lots of contry to coverm Enjoy your time afield.
 

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No reason to sell it all off. Take some time and come up with a plan to strengthen your heart .
I have trouble with my Aortic Valve. I'm 58 years old. I have slowed down some but I do hunt, maybe not as hard as before, but i'm not giving up yet. I agree those hills are getting steeper and steeper but I just take my time and i'm ok. I try to stay active all year around, hunting, now trapping, coyote hunting etc. I told my heart doctor I stay active to keep my heart stronger and he agrees with me.
 

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Shoot we re glad your with us....I'm in my 50s now and try not to think about getting older..been hunting since 1970...and yes ive slowed down for sure..but ever since ive started predator hunting its giving more life...walking for miles on sets and just enjoying life out there in my new quest.....I tell my buddies..I should have started this long ago.....shoot be healthily and we want to see pictures of the collie coated dawg!
 

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I realalized at 60. had to get more active during the winter.Predator hunting with its walking and sitting is perfect.Been doing it 2 seasons now and I feel great.
 

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I know what you mean buddy. I'm 69 and started slowing down at birth. I feel pretty good except for my knees. Doc said I'll be needin a replacement or two soon. Holding off as long as I can. I sure hope you come out of this feeling better. Stay in touch, Pete
 

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You guys are tops!! Thanks!! I'm only lighting the load, ain't quittin. Get a bunch of medical test tomorrow at the VA. I like the idea of only carrying Mr.Bees Obrian howler and a couple other mouth distress calls. Pete, we still need to hit "that spot".
 

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Doug,
You're right except I don't want you to fall over while we're hunting...then I'll have to make a set, drag Doug, Make a set, Drag Doug.....lol Just kiddin buddy. Stay in touch, maybe we'll do that Spot one of these days.
 

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My sickness march started over fifty years ago, when I was young. Didn't have to wait to get old.
Slight problem with knees, a bad shoulder, another football injury, and a possible bad heart. That was over fifty years ago. For that I'm thankful.

Retirement will eventually come. I just don't worry about it. Probably got this far, by not trying to just overdo it all the time. Pre-season getting and staying in shape, didn't wait for hunting or fishing season to start. I had good reason to stay in my best shape.
 
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