I guess I'm the oldster here, age wise! Been a member for 2 or 3 years, can't really remember when I actually started posting.
I am 72, my given name is Roger, been married for 50 years (this Oct) and have a son 48. I was born and raised in southern California, my relatives came there before the gold rush. I went to the University of Southern California on a football scholarship. Graduated and spent 40 years as a Research Engineer in aerospace. Worked on the Apollo, Space Shuttle, B1, B2 and several other classified programs. Retired in 2000 and moved to SW Colorado.
I have hunted and fished all over North America. My Dad started me hunting when I was 8, shooting at doves! I love wilderness backcountry hunting. I've done somewhere between 25 and 30 trips for mostly deer and a few elk. Celebrated my 70th bd with a trip to Thorofare in Wy. It was a 32 mile, 9 1/2 hour ride into camp....a real adventure, but the elk hunting didn't live up to its reputation. I had a 30' boat that I did lots of fishing in. Cruised it to Cabo and up the Sea of Cortez many times. Did lots of diving & fishing on it for 25 years.
I am a rifle hunter and do lots of muzzle load hunting too. I have been a competitive shooter for over 50 years. Shot trap. skeet, benchrest, 1000 yard bp, bulls eye pistol and Cowboy Action. I am a NRA Certified RSO, Rifle & Pistol Instructor. Love reloading, do a little stockwork and raise some hay in my spare time.
If you notice the 2nd pix, it is of a buck mule deer I shot a few years back in my apple orchard. Just average rack, but the body was unbelievable! After it was skinned, feet/legs off head off, the carcass
weighed 204#. One of the best eating deer I have ever tasted. Probably the biggest bodied deer I have ever shot. Was a neck shot, so no wasted meat!
This forum is a wonderful place to share ideas, ask questions and learn some new things!