104-year-old hunter just keeps bagging deer

 

“I suppose the state fish and game folks figured anyone retiring would not be around long enough for them to lose money,” said Roberts, who has been around longer than the agency that issued his $5 lifetime permit nearly 40 years ago. (Photo: Mike Roberts via The Roanoke Times)

Virginia sportsman Clyde Roberts has reportedly chalked up not one but two does this season and could be among the most active centenarian hunters in the country.

As reported by The Roanoke Times, Roberts, who sped past his 104th in October, has harvested two deer this season and is now back in the woods looking for bear. Best of all, he only started hunting at age 65 and at the time picked up a $5 lifetime hunting permit from state conservation officials.

“I suppose the state fish and game folks figured anyone retiring would not be around long enough for them to lose money,” said Roberts, who has been around longer than the agency that issued his permit.

He has successfully taken at least one deer every season since then with the exception of one year where an altercation with a bull that left him with three broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder forced him to sit out. Since breaking the 100-year threshold, he has harvested no less than 10 deer.

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