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A SENIOR MOMENT, Part 1
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
Paul, have fun and best of luck to you!!!
Wishing you a great hunt Paul. Looking forward to your hunt stories...
Shoot em straight
Looking forward to seeing and reading all about your adventure this year. Best of luck Paul!
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.
The legend! Best of luck, friend!
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)
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.
Go get 'em Paul! You are an inspiration to many of us.
Good luck be safe and looking forward to post hunt recap.
Good luck Paul! I'm looking forward to the story to come.
Good luck Paul, you're my inspiration. PS take the recurve.
Good luck Paul! Looking forward to "The rest of the story"!
Good luck Paul. Keep on keepin on!!
Good luck, Paul. You are an inspiration
Good luck Paul. Keep enjoying the ride for sure!
Sir, you are an inspiration to all of us. Good luck this year and I can't wait to read how the seasons went.
Good luck Paul we can’t wait to read about it. You are a great inspiration!
Good luck Paul. You're setting the bar high for the rest of us!
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!
That just put a huge ole smile on my greying face! Go Get Em Paul!!!!!
Good luck buddy, hope you have the hunt of a lifetime!
Damn Paul, you are an inspiration! Best of luck from this not quite senior pussy flat lander! :)
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!
Any time I use sir to address you, it has nothing to do with age.
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
Godspeed Paul...I want to be you when I grow up!!!
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.
Shoot straight Paul! Looking forward to the recap.
I turned 50 this summer .... a man hiking the mtns and elk hunting at 80 is an example to everyone and much admired
You are an inspiration for us guys that are in our late 60s. I’ll be hunting elk starting Sept 8 in unit 83.
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.
Good luck Paul! Can't wait to hear about it.
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!
Good luck! Can’t wait to read the story.
Good luck sir. Look forward to your hunt recaps every year Paul. Go get em
Awesome, Paul! Enjoy! You are an inspiration for us other seniors as well as the young guys. Nice pics. Look forward to more.
Paul, You have my ultimate respect and admiration! Best of luck for all of your hunts this year!
Go get 'em, Paul! Looking forward to hearing about your adventure. You are kickin' butt, sir! :)
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
Best of luck, Paul! Can't wait for the stories and photos.
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.
Good luck sir! Enjoy every moment!
I always enjoy your posts Paul! Best of luck to you!
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.
You're an inspiration to hunter of all ages. Good luck this season.
Paul don't have a senor moment and forget to post part 2 ;)
Good luck, shoot straight, be safe...and like others have said "I wanna be like you when I grow up!"
Shoot straight and drink it all in Paul! Looking forward to your Blog as always, SIR!
Outstanding. Kill a big one.
Stay after it Paul. Best of Luck.
All you guys who want Paul as your hero, get in line !:-). I’m at the front !
Good luck and get’er done Paul !
Hope I'm going as strong as you when I approach 80!
Good luck on your hunt, JR
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
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!
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
Best of luck and a safe trip.
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
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.
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.
Can’t wait for Part II Paul...
The best to you Paul.
Be safe, hunt well.
Have a great hunt and good luck! It was a pleasure meeting you at the Omaha P&Y.
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.
Good luck Paul! Looking forward to reading all about it!
Atta boy! A few years behind you but understand the senior moment.
Hope you kill a biggun Paul - you’re an inspiration for sure!
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!
Hunt safe, my friend. As always, live every day like it's your last. You are an inspiration to us all!
Looking forward to Part 2.....in case you forgot why we are all posting responses….LOL
Have fun and be safe Pau
Good luck, Robb
Good luck Paul, looking forward to the recap!!
Just Awesome! Enjoy and thanks for sharing! Good luck
Looking forward to another well told tale! Hope you have a great time!! You are an inspiration.
Good luck Paul.... can't wait to hear the story
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!
Good luck Paul! At 71 and after 29 elk hunts I'll be hunting antelope, their easier to pack out!
Good luck, cant wait to here your stories when you get back.
Looking forward to part 2!
Looking forward to part 2!
Have fun and shoot straight. Forrest
Always love following your adventures Paul! Have a great hunt, sir!!