I'm probably in decent enough shape for a guy who will be 78 next month
and know hunters older than me but most are hunting as handicapped. My
cardiologist looked at the requirements and said I was not handicapped
but she thought they should let anyone over 75 hunt as handicapped. I
made this suggestion to the state and got no answer. If you drive a car
you can request and get a handicapped plate at age 85.
I'm somewhat disappointed in that I do not miss going out. Also have
all the toys I ever wanted for the sport but now they will gather dust
or be sold or be given away. My wife says not to get rid of everything
as there is always next year.
I still watch the hunting shows on TV and continue shooting at my club.
Also at our age we can help mentor the younger crowd. I recall many
years ago the fun I had in taking a couple of Young Waterfowlers goose
hunting. I did not even have a gun but just called in the birds for the
kids both of which got two geese.