Tight Spot Quivers
A SENIOR MOMENT, Part 1
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Paul@thefort 27-Aug-19
Bowboy 27-Aug-19
Hank_S 27-Aug-19
Old School 27-Aug-19
Predeter 27-Aug-19
buckfevered 27-Aug-19
huntabsarokee 27-Aug-19
midwest 27-Aug-19
Mule Power 27-Aug-19
Whip 27-Aug-19
Rgiesey 27-Aug-19
Southern draw 27-Aug-19
BTM 27-Aug-19
elkstabber 27-Aug-19
T Mac 27-Aug-19
HUNT MAN 27-Aug-19
rooster 27-Aug-19
cnelk 27-Aug-19
fisherick 27-Aug-19
Vonfoust 27-Aug-19
BC173 27-Aug-19
huntinelk 27-Aug-19
Bloodtrail 27-Aug-19
buzz mc 27-Aug-19
Beav 27-Aug-19
sticksender 27-Aug-19
Treeline 27-Aug-19
sitO 27-Aug-19
jordanathome 27-Aug-19
Grasshopper 27-Aug-19
Shiras42 27-Aug-19
Brotsky 27-Aug-19
orionsbrother 27-Aug-19
BOWNBIRDHNTR 27-Aug-19
elkmtngear 27-Aug-19
Two Feathers 27-Aug-19
jingalls 27-Aug-19
SBH 27-Aug-19
stealthycat 27-Aug-19
longspeak74 27-Aug-19
Dale06 27-Aug-19
Ambush 27-Aug-19
Brun 27-Aug-19
mattandersen 27-Aug-19
Wv hillbilly 27-Aug-19
Tgun46 27-Aug-19
Whocares 27-Aug-19
Boreal 27-Aug-19
Scoot 27-Aug-19
oake 27-Aug-19
EmbryOklahoma 27-Aug-19
otcWill 27-Aug-19
APauls 27-Aug-19
ElkNut1 27-Aug-19
OFFHNTN 27-Aug-19
Iowa_Archer 27-Aug-19
elkster 27-Aug-19
mountainman 27-Aug-19
JohnMC 27-Aug-19
Bowbender 27-Aug-19
Carcajou 27-Aug-19
BC 27-Aug-19
GhostBird 27-Aug-19
drycreek 27-Aug-19
JRABQ 27-Aug-19
ground hunter 27-Aug-19
GF 27-Aug-19
Paul@thefort 27-Aug-19
Stoneman 27-Aug-19
badbull 27-Aug-19
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Buffalo1 27-Aug-19
'Ike' (Phone) 27-Aug-19
buci 313 27-Aug-19
BigOk 27-Aug-19
Blue Buck 27-Aug-19
fastflight 27-Aug-19
Dirk Diggler 27-Aug-19
zabwelch 27-Aug-19
INbowdude 27-Aug-19
PoudreCanyon 27-Aug-19
Marty 27-Aug-19
bowhunter24 27-Aug-19
Dirty D 27-Aug-19
Jaquomo 28-Aug-19
Glunt@work 28-Aug-19
Medicinemann 28-Aug-19
BULELK1 28-Aug-19
JEG 28-Aug-19
luckydraw 28-Aug-19
JB 28-Aug-19
hoytshooter1 28-Aug-19
bwhntr 28-Aug-19
RD 28-Aug-19
Don K 28-Aug-19
pipe 01-Sep-19
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Drahthaar 01-Sep-19
ki-ke 02-Sep-19
From: Paul@thefort
27-Aug-19

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REFLECTING
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REFLECTING
I am not sure when was the very first time someone called me sir or I felt like a senior citizen or when I had my first senior moment. Maybe it was when I first started to get a few gray hairs or maybe it was when I got my very first senior discount at the local coffee shop. Just a few years back, when someone called me sir, I thought of turning around to see if my dad was standing behind me but now I take it as a complement. Maybe I have earned it or maybe there are still a lot of polite people out there.

Maybe I got the senior citizen status when I turned 55 years. Maybe it was when I turned 62 years and started to collect Social Security or maybe it was when I had to adjust my investments when I turned 70 years. Or is the senior status, like ones age, just a number? Eighty years next March!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where has the time gone and how fast the past 29 elk seasons have turned into memories?

OH yes, a senior moment. Yea, I have used that phase a few times when I might have forgotten something, totally or for a few minutes.

But I do know this, being a senior or not, I am going solo elk hunting and leaving in the morning for my spike camp high up in the Colorado Rocky Mt, ie, the Flat Tops Wilderness area gaining 1600 ft in two miles. I plan on sleeping in the truck tonight and then hiking up to my spike camp area, ready camp, do some light elk scouting, and be ready for the Saturday opener. THESE ARE THE SENIOR MOMENTS I LOVE THE MOST.

MORE TO COME WHEN I RETURN. Good luck on your hunts this season. My best, Paul

From: Bowboy
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul!

From: Hank_S
27-Aug-19
Paul, have fun and best of luck to you!!!

From: Old School
27-Aug-19
Wishing you a great hunt Paul. Looking forward to your hunt stories...

Shoot em straight

-Mitch

From: Predeter
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul!

From: buckfevered
27-Aug-19
Looking forward to seeing and reading all about your adventure this year. Best of luck Paul!

27-Aug-19
Paul Do you have the wheel bow this year? I kind of remember you not using it last year of course I am getting old too. Thanks for the inspiration. Wish you a great hunt.

From: midwest
27-Aug-19
The legend! Best of luck, friend!

From: Mule Power
27-Aug-19
Good luck sir!

From: Whip
27-Aug-19
You're my hero Paul! I want to be like you when I grow up. (I'll be 65 this year, so just a young pup yet)

From: Rgiesey
27-Aug-19
Good Luck Paul!

27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul!

From: BTM
27-Aug-19
My first senior moment came when I mentioned John Wayne to a class of elementary students and got nothing but blank "Who?" looks in response.

From: elkstabber
27-Aug-19
Go get 'em Paul! You are an inspiration to many of us.

From: T Mac
27-Aug-19
Good luck be safe and looking forward to post hunt recap.

From: HUNT MAN
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul!!!

From: rooster
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul! I'm looking forward to the story to come.

From: cnelk
27-Aug-19
Shoot straight!

From: fisherick
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul, you're my inspiration. PS take the recurve.

From: Vonfoust
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul! Looking forward to "The rest of the story"!

From: BC173
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul. Keep on keepin on!!

From: huntinelk
27-Aug-19
Good luck, Paul. You are an inspiration

From: Bloodtrail
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul. Keep enjoying the ride for sure!

From: buzz mc
27-Aug-19
Sir, you are an inspiration to all of us. Good luck this year and I can't wait to read how the seasons went.

From: Beav
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul we can’t wait to read about it. You are a great inspiration!

From: sticksender
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul. You're setting the bar high for the rest of us!

From: Treeline
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul!

From: sitO
27-Aug-19
You're a machine Paul! I hope to be able to enjoy the rest of my hunts, and years, as much as you!

Good luck buddy!

From: jordanathome
27-Aug-19
That just put a huge ole smile on my greying face! Go Get Em Paul!!!!!

From: Grasshopper
27-Aug-19
Good luck buddy, hope you have the hunt of a lifetime!

From: Shiras42
27-Aug-19
Damn Paul, you are an inspiration! Best of luck from this not quite senior pussy flat lander! :)

From: Brotsky
27-Aug-19

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Senior moment? Heck Paul is just a silver fox! You turn your back on him and he’ll steal your girls! :-) Best of luck to you my friend! Stay safe and make some more memories! You are an inspiration!

27-Aug-19
Short bloodtrails!

Any time I use sir to address you, it has nothing to do with age.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
27-Aug-19
Best of luck Sir....I would only say that as a term of respect Paul! Can't wait to read about your hunts this fall. Always some of the Best of Bowsite. Jeff

From: elkmtngear
27-Aug-19
Godspeed Paul...I want to be you when I grow up!!!

From: Two Feathers
27-Aug-19
I keep telling my grandkids the first and last word out of their mouth is sir. They are not catching on too good. 80 years next March... You are ageing well, I'm impressed.

From: jingalls
27-Aug-19
Go get em!!!

From: SBH
27-Aug-19
Shoot straight Paul! Looking forward to the recap.

From: stealthycat
27-Aug-19
I turned 50 this summer .... a man hiking the mtns and elk hunting at 80 is an example to everyone and much admired

From: longspeak74
27-Aug-19
Best of luck Paul!!

From: Dale06
27-Aug-19
You are an inspiration for us guys that are in our late 60s. I’ll be hunting elk starting Sept 8 in unit 83.

From: Ambush
27-Aug-19
I'm sixty six and I aspire to be half as fit and full of life as an eighty year old Paul!!

When much younger women start calling you "Dear", you know you're a senior.

From: Brun
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul! Can't wait to hear about it.

From: mattandersen
27-Aug-19
Good for you Paul! I mean Sir! haha I hope to be healthy enough to do the same when I'm 80! Good luck and keep us posted!

27-Aug-19
Good luck! Can’t wait to read the story.

From: Tgun46
27-Aug-19
Good luck sir. Look forward to your hunt recaps every year Paul. Go get em

From: Whocares
27-Aug-19
Awesome, Paul! Enjoy! You are an inspiration for us other seniors as well as the young guys. Nice pics. Look forward to more.

From: Boreal
27-Aug-19
Paul, You have my ultimate respect and admiration! Best of luck for all of your hunts this year!

From: Scoot
27-Aug-19
Go get 'em, Paul! Looking forward to hearing about your adventure. You are kickin' butt, sir! :)

From: oake
27-Aug-19
I cannot wait for the play-by-play.

Best of luck Paul, as others have stated, you are an inspiration to many any elk hunter

27-Aug-19
Best of luck, Paul! Can't wait for the stories and photos.

From: otcWill
27-Aug-19
Get em kid!

From: APauls
27-Aug-19
Good Luck Paul!! As many have stated, and I too want reiterate you are an inspiration to us all. I often bring you up to local people that have no idea who you are as an example.

From: ElkNut1
27-Aug-19
Good luck sir! Enjoy every moment!

ElkNut/Paqul

From: OFFHNTN
27-Aug-19
I always enjoy your posts Paul! Best of luck to you!

From: Iowa_Archer
27-Aug-19
Wait a minute...there aren't any geese that high up on the mountains, are there? :) Good luck and enjoy, it is always enjoyable to read about your adventures.

From: elkster
27-Aug-19
You're an inspiration to hunter of all ages. Good luck this season.

From: mountainman
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul!

From: JohnMC
27-Aug-19
Paul don't have a senor moment and forget to post part 2 ;)

From: Bowbender
27-Aug-19
Good luck, shoot straight, be safe...and like others have said "I wanna be like you when I grow up!"

From: Carcajou
27-Aug-19
Shoot straight and drink it all in Paul! Looking forward to your Blog as always, SIR!

From: BC
27-Aug-19
Outstanding. Kill a big one.

From: GhostBird
27-Aug-19
Stay after it Paul. Best of Luck.

From: drycreek
27-Aug-19
All you guys who want Paul as your hero, get in line !:-). I’m at the front !

Good luck and get’er done Paul !

From: JRABQ
27-Aug-19
Hope I'm going as strong as you when I approach 80!

Good luck on your hunt, JR

27-Aug-19
Paul is an inspiration to me. I have no plans on slowing down, and I am past 69 heading for 70. In many ways I am lucky, had to take a time out in 2017 to get a heart, but now knowing I can go for a very long time, is a priceless gift.

I will be leaving next week,, and it will be on for 6 months of hunting,,,,,,,

Keep Charging Paul

From: GF
27-Aug-19
Just remember, Paul - you’re not REALLY old until the draw weight on your heaviest bow is a higher number than your age.

;)

Of course, my Grandma used to say if you’re still in double digits, you’re still just a kid!

From: Paul@thefort
27-Aug-19
Ok, I am heading out the door. For those who "want to be just like me". You better talk to Tricia first. :) LOL. Thanks for all of the kind comments and encouragement.

Part 2 is in the near future. Paul

From: Stoneman
27-Aug-19
Best of luck and a safe trip.

From: badbull
27-Aug-19
Dang it Paul, you keep me going and I am a bit older than you but not near the shape that you are in to do what you do. You have inspired me for quite some time so take good care of yourself up there and great hunting to you........Bob

From: jordanathome
27-Aug-19
This thread has almost as many posts as you are old.................jus' sayin' ;) Best of all best wishes to you SIR! You've earned it time and time again.

From: Buffalo1
27-Aug-19
I had the good fortune of meeting Paul@thefort this past April in Omaha at the P&Y Convention. Believe me, this man is not "a senior moment." He is slim, trim and ready for any mountain. He is a "Western Gentleman" by all measures.

I hope I still have it like he does when I get to be his age. He is a true inspiration!

Paul, best of luck this season.

27-Aug-19
Can’t wait for Part II Paul...

From: buci 313
27-Aug-19
The best to you Paul.

Be safe, hunt well.

From: BigOk
27-Aug-19
Good Luck!!!

From: Blue Buck
27-Aug-19
Have a great hunt and good luck! It was a pleasure meeting you at the Omaha P&Y.

From: fastflight
27-Aug-19
You are the man!!! I dont know you at all but I certainly admire what you are still doing at an age when most have given up hunting completely. Good luck and have fun.

From: Dirk Diggler
27-Aug-19
Be safe, shoot straight!

From: zabwelch
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul! Looking forward to reading all about it!

From: INbowdude
27-Aug-19
Atta boy! A few years behind you but understand the senior moment.

From: PoudreCanyon
27-Aug-19
Hope you kill a biggun Paul - you’re an inspiration for sure!

From: Marty
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul!

From: bowhunter24
27-Aug-19
Paul you are Da'Man!!!! Anytime I open a thread you start I have a smile. You always bring out the good, never complaining. The one person who I most hoped to meet in St. Louis, at my only Pope and Young you have a great time, be safe and I can hardly wait for your write up!

From: Dirty D
27-Aug-19
Good luck Paul!

From: Jaquomo
28-Aug-19
Hunt safe, my friend. As always, live every day like it's your last. You are an inspiration to us all!

From: Glunt@work
28-Aug-19
I predict a good story.

From: Medicinemann
28-Aug-19
Looking forward to Part 2.....in case you forgot why we are all posting responses….LOL

From: BULELK1
28-Aug-19
Have fun and be safe Pau

Pick-a-Spot-------->

Good luck, Robb

From: JEG
28-Aug-19
Good luck Paul, looking forward to the recap!!

From: luckydraw
28-Aug-19
Just Awesome! Enjoy and thanks for sharing! Good luck

From: JB
28-Aug-19
Looking forward to another well told tale! Hope you have a great time!! You are an inspiration.

From: hoytshooter1
28-Aug-19
Good luck Paul.... can't wait to hear the story

From: bwhntr
28-Aug-19
I will always remember the time I bumped into you and was honored to help you pack out your elk and camp. That was many years ago, and you're still cranking right along. Truly inspired by you. Enjoy elk camp 2019!

From: RD
28-Aug-19
Good luck Paul! At 71 and after 29 elk hunts I'll be hunting antelope, their easier to pack out!

From: Don K
28-Aug-19
Good luck, cant wait to here your stories when you get back.

From: pipe
01-Sep-19
Enjoy it all!

From: elmer@laptop
01-Sep-19
Looking forward to part 2!

From: elmer@laptop
01-Sep-19
Looking forward to part 2!

From: Drahthaar
01-Sep-19
Have fun and shoot straight. Forrest

From: ki-ke
02-Sep-19
Always love following your adventures Paul! Have a great hunt, sir!!

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