I just got done hunting with a 73 y/o man! 4 day hunt here on the Yukon & He knew where all the prime moose spots were (even though we only saw cows) & he told me a joke about one time a long time ago, a white teacher went with some local hunter to go moose hunting & they saw a moose, & it was a cow, & the teacher shot the moose & the local told the teacher, "You can't shoot that cow!" & the teacher replied "That's not a cow! That's a MOOSE!" LOL!
Likewise, this guy is only about 5' high, & the first day of hunting, my partner & I were in a meadow & he stayed in the boat, the cut bank was, oh say, only 7'+ high, so I never expected him to climb the cut bank. Sure 'nough, 1 1/2 hrs later, my parter tells me he sees him coming in the meadow. I looked back & glassed, nothing but tall 51/2" tall swaying grass. I went back to talking to my partner & would look back trying to see him. About 5 min's later, I see a red hat bouncing over the swaying grasses...LOL!!! poor old man I couldn't even see him! I was just imagining a moose jumping out in front & wondering how the heck would he be able to shot it?
This guy, don't get me wrong, I am not dissing him, just some observations of my hunting trip, that really impressed me...first, he was very generous, he did most of the cooking, & every time we landed for camp, or return from a hunt, he would fire up the cooking stove to warm up water. Secondly, he was a fast walker for someone so short, I didn't want to walk fast, as I didn't want to "spook" the moose, & get hot as well, (beautiful sunny days of hunting!), & I had to keep up in the thick brush, panting & sweating away!
Funny thing too, was prior to this outing, he asked me to come with him & another elder, to go moose hunting, I didn't feel up to it & declined, & he & the other elder caught a moose...& they both butchered & took the moose out themselves...WOW!