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Title: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: joel smith on March 27, 2003, 09:11:00 PM
ever thought about what you'd like on your tombstone when you go to hunt with Howard and Fred ? I was up visiting a good friend a few weeks back, pulling a few weeds, untangling the flag that flies over his head, and started noticing the other tombstones and what some of them made me think of the people buried there
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Terry Green on March 27, 2003, 09:26:00 PM
Billy the Kid's epithet simply read.....

"Pals"
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Post by: Charlie Lamb on March 27, 2003, 09:35:00 PM
Gone Huntin!!
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Post by: joel smith on March 27, 2003, 09:43:00 PM
mine'll say "gone huntin'". that way whenever my wife visits she can just nod her head up and down, get that lttle crooked smile on her face  and say "Probably."
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: joel smith on March 27, 2003, 09:46:00 PM
sorry Charlie. I'm a slow typer and had to take a trip down the hall---came back,pulled the trigger and found out i'm a copy cat
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Post by: herb haines on March 27, 2003, 09:46:00 PM
heard of one in tombstone ,probably everyone has seen it .says "Here lies Les Moore six shots from a .44 no Less no More"

i like that  Gone Hunting .thanks ---- herb
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Terry Green on March 27, 2003, 09:55:00 PM
"I'm on an Eternal Stalk"
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Post by: joel smith on March 27, 2003, 10:08:00 PM
...aren't we all
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Post by: TrapperJohn on March 27, 2003, 10:56:00 PM
Mine'll say ( If der ain't No Huntin in Heaven,   I ain't goin)   :D    :D  TJ  :D    :D
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Charlie Lamb on March 28, 2003, 06:40:00 AM
Joel.... as long as they don't stack us one on top of the other, I don't think there will be a problem!  :D
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: joel smith on March 28, 2003, 03:18:00 PM
if they do i wanta be on top
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Charlie Lamb on March 28, 2003, 09:06:00 PM
Ok, now I'm thinkin cremate and scatter!   :D
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Post by: MYSTIKBOW on March 28, 2003, 09:49:00 PM
I went hunting five days after having back surgery two yrs. ago. as I was headed out the door with longbow in hand my wife and kids asked where I was goin. I said I'm goin huntin even if it kills me. I also had phnemonia once right smack in the middle of the prime whitetail rut. Yep you guessed it . The wife and kids asked and I told em the same thing. I'm goin huntin even if it kills me. so I guess my tombstone will read "see honey I told ya " "I'm goin huntin even if it kills me"
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: fishunter on March 29, 2003, 07:52:00 PM
How 'bout "Hunted my entire life:finally bagged the 'ultimate' trophy!  TS ><>
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Strutter on March 29, 2003, 08:35:00 PM
A guy I work with will have one that reads, "Here lies the body of truth, cause it never came out of him".
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Ted A. Young on March 29, 2003, 09:26:00 PM
"Here lies COB.  He had a stiff shaft and deep penetration"    :eek:    I can't believe I said that!!  :D    :rolleyes:
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: graysquirrel on March 29, 2003, 10:51:00 PM
One I've seen I thought a lot about was

"He did the best he could, with what he had"

And the best one I've seen and liked was

 I lived as I though God would want me too, going to find out if I was right.
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: George D. Stout on March 30, 2003, 08:08:00 AM
"Here lies an empty grave, no bones to bleach, no soul to save; My bow and arrow by my side, in God's green realm, I now abide!"   I hope God agrees.  GDS
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: bayoulongbowman on March 30, 2003, 08:26:00 PM
He is finally taking that big arrow ride up to the heaven above ...one way straight up!!!..TY mark C.
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Post by: Flinttim on March 30, 2003, 08:40:00 PM
With the laser imaging things they can do today on monuments, I told the Mrs that I was to have a flintlock rifle put on mine. Guess I'll have to add a bow now . LOL
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: fishunter on March 31, 2003, 10:43:00 PM
Strutter..seems we all know a hunter/fisherman who has trouble with the truth.Sometimes they choose to withold it,other times they refuse to accept it.TS ><>
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: John McCreary on April 02, 2003, 04:41:00 PM
I always said I wanted to be  "[dntthnk]"   cremated and have my ashes placed in a Mason jar which was to be put on a shelf over my widow's bed. Just to give her next husband something to think about. Today,I want them scattered over "Big Mountain" in northwestern Colorado so I can forever hear the music of bull elk in the fall...

John
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Post by: Killdeer on April 02, 2003, 04:55:00 PM
That's my thought, too! Over the years I have hunted the same place, (my place, not your elk-ridden bit of Heaven!), watching it change and stay the same at the same time. It's where I pray, and play, and where my beloved dogs' ashes go when it's time. Since I don't figure I'd be able to stay hid if I were so lucky as to die there, the next best thing would be to have someone care enough to make sure that my ashes were deposited there. It would be a way to give it back..
 Killdeer
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: joel smith on April 02, 2003, 04:56:00 PM
I hear ya John. Sometimes when the wind blows just so i find my mind wanderin' somewhere up around timberline, wonderin' what's over the next ridge--haven't been out west (to hunt) for at least four years now but there's a little piece of my soul that never leaves there
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Terry Green on March 02, 2006, 07:50:00 AM
Found this little gem last night.....its almost 3 years old.  Thought I'd run it back up for kicks....some of you guy might remember this one.
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: RayMO on March 02, 2006, 08:10:00 AM
A lot of good stuff here Terry.

Off the subject a little, but I wonder how many of us have went out hunting when we were sick. I know I have many times. I figure if I am going to feel bad I might as well have a bow in my hand  :D

On the subject..ashes for me I like Killdeers view on this..
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: joel smith on March 02, 2006, 08:31:00 AM
thanks Terry, been a little preoccupied with death lately, at least this thread helps put a positive spin on that
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: JC on March 02, 2006, 08:50:00 AM
I'll let those that I leave behind decide what to put on mine....my hopes are it will read something like this: Beloved Father to His Sons who Grew to be Fine Men Under His Teaching, Husband to the Love of His Life Who Knew She Was Every Day and Dear Friend to Many Who Will Cherish the Memories They Made Together.
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Larry Jim Bob on March 02, 2006, 08:56:00 AM
John I like your idea,but if my luck held my ashes would get spread two basins away from where the elk actually were.
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: bbassi on March 02, 2006, 09:08:00 AM
LJB - LOL  :)

My instructions to my wife are to bury my ashes deep under the fire pit at our camp so I can continue to enjoy the friendships and magic it provides. Many a great time I've had there and its as close to heaven as I'll probably get.
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: **DONOTDELETE** on March 02, 2006, 09:28:00 AM
Well, I'd like to go on an elk hunt (or muley), maybe when I'm 84 or 85, younger, older whenever, in say NW Colorado.  Start walking SW, find me a high peak so I can look out over the canyons and enjoy God's beauty here on earth, and just fade away without anyone knowing where I'm at.  No funeral expenses, no fanfare, no epitath, no tears.  Just one day I was here, the next I went to meet my maker.  Selfish?  Naw, just the way I am.  I enjoy solitude.
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: the Ferret on March 02, 2006, 09:35:00 AM
Mine will probably say something like:

"We told him a 45# selfbow wasn't heavy enough to hunt Cape Buffalo with"


  "[tunglaff]"
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Whip on March 02, 2006, 09:38:00 AM
Funny this thread should come up.  My wife and I were discussing this topic last weekend and I told her cremation, and then have them taken to the top of a mountain in Colorado.  I'v enver felt closer to God than I do up there so I fugure I stand a better chance of getting in if I don't have so far to travel.
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Post by: JC on March 02, 2006, 10:29:00 AM
LOL Mickey!
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Post by: Jeff Hren-Renegade on March 02, 2006, 11:23:00 AM
I am going to be cremated & spread around the areas that are most important to me. Mom & dads property, The family cabin up in Paradise, MI & some of the places we spread my Grandfather, he Tought me how to hunt & call Turkeys, pour white river spiders ( snagging Hooks, no longer legal) Shoot pool, & drive a P.U. truck. & hopefully down to berrien springs Sportsmans Club were we have The Compton Rendevous.!
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Jeff Hren-Renegade on March 02, 2006, 11:27:00 AM
OooPs Sorry I already have my headstone picked out. I have a Friend that Makes them. It is a Picture of me & my Longbow, drawn down on a Whitetail Buck in the woods under the big white Oak I hunt under every year.
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Mark Baker on March 02, 2006, 12:10:00 PM
I'm gonna be cremated...but I've often thought it would be cool for some of my ashes to be mixed with some pitch or glue, or cresting paint, and hafted or painted on some shafts so that my buddies could still hunt with me!
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Ron LaClair on March 02, 2006, 12:45:00 PM
HEAR LIES A MAN, WHO WITH BOW IN HAND
 
WALKED LENGTH AND BREADTH UPON THIS LAND  
 
NOW HE TRODS ON GOLDEN FIELDS  
 
NO LONGER BOUND BY EARTHLY ZEAL
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Littlefeather on March 02, 2006, 02:10:00 PM
Only one dream left unfulfilled. Gone to find it! CK
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Jake H on March 02, 2006, 02:58:00 PM
If you've come to find Jake
You're late.

Jake
(who is going to be cremated so headstone epitaphs are only theoretical)
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Keener on March 02, 2006, 03:32:00 PM
I'm really hoping I won't die.
I'd rather meet the Lord in the air!
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: RC on March 02, 2006, 10:56:00 PM
Here lies RC, A good husband , Dad ,Granddad and servant of Christ.
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Mark U on March 02, 2006, 11:35:00 PM
Ferret's will be " We told him to take TWO arra's for buff, now what's his wife gonna do with his stuff?"

I'm gonna get cooked.  Mabe I'll get on Google Earth  and plant all the waypoints for ash dispersal.  Cover three or four continents.  Pay for it with my last check.  It'll bounce.
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: Walkingstick on March 03, 2006, 01:41:00 AM
JC............mine like yours exactly but children in place  of sons for it was those things I lived for and cherished most....lastly a hunter or an archer..................Mac~
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: UKarcher on March 03, 2006, 02:35:00 AM
I like the one Lord Baden Powell has on his. It's a circle of stones with a single stone in the centre....the Scout tracking sign for 'Gone Home'.
Title: Re: trad hunters boot hill
Post by: turkey63 on March 03, 2006, 03:53:00 AM
I'm going to be cremated and have my family sprinkle my ashes into a wild brook trout stream here in north central Pa, although I love the high mountains of Colorado, being scattered closer to home I hope my grand children will remember Pop when they bring their children to fish for the beautiful natives that live here. I had a bow made by Mike Treadway, inscribed on it Sweet Memories, that sums it up for me.
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Post by: adkmountainken on March 03, 2006, 07:25:00 AM
would like to be cremated as well and be speard above the beautifull mountains that i hunt and wander. if it were to be a grave stone then i would have the 2 words that describe me and the Adirondacks, " FOREVER WILD "
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Post by: ber643 on March 03, 2006, 09:20:00 AM
Nice, Kenny. It's cremation for the wife and I also - after they have harvested any tiny bit of us that might conceivably be of any value to any living person or project (make sure you let your stand on that be known). Then I don't really care what they do with the ashes, as I'll be long gone from them - that's more for those remaining anyway so let them decide what to do with them. Fertilizing a Rose bush or two would be nice.
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Post by: Ron LaClair on March 03, 2006, 10:53:00 AM
In the story of Robin Hood, he rose from his sick bed before he died and shot an arrow out the window, requesting that he be buried where the arrow landed.

That's kinda cool but I don't think McDonalds would go along with me being buried in their parking lot under their Golden Arches.   "[laffsmyl]"

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