AGE IS NO BARRIER
Regarding Clive Williams’ letter regarding age and enthusiasm, I am 68 and as keen as ever to put my boots on and go hunting or fishing. I don’t care if it’s with my 12 ft.lbs. air rifles or my shotgun, with my mad little cocker spaniel. I love it all and I still climb farm gates, although not as nimbly as I once did.
As a matter of interest, I was chatting to a chap in my newsagent who still hunts at 82, so I would say to Clive, ‘Don’t use age as a yardstick. Put your boots on, but choose your day weather-wise.’ I hope we haven’t started a contest on who is the oldest hunter, because we would both lose. BARRY ROONEY