This post from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Facebook makes me proud to be a Virginian, a Christian and a deer hunter. Clyde Roberts, you are a great man and an inspiration to all of us:
102 year-old Clyde Roberts made the 20-foot climb to his Bedford County treestand platform. About 4:30 p.m. a buck appeared along the woodline and began working a scrape. One of America’s oldest – and perhaps the oldest – active hunters touched off the shot. The buck bounded away but fell after less than 40 yards. The following week, Mr. Roberts dropped a mature doe at 144 yards with a perfectly placed shot with his .270. Clyde’s hearing may not be the best but his eyesight is still great! And the smile tells all!
I want to share just a few comments that this post, which has more than 3,300 likes and 1,100 shares so far, has generated on Facebook:
Jim: “I go to Church with him. He is a great Christian man and a great hunter as well. Still drives himself to Church every Sunday.”
Alan: “This man is a true inspiration to all of us who enjoy the outdoors. He obviously takes care of himself and has been blessed because of it. He has made us all realize we can do it, too! Those of you that know him personally are fortunate. Good job on behalf of the Virginia wildlife department.”
Rickey: “It’s a honor to be a friend of this gentleman. Everyone that knows him can go on and on with wonderful stories involving him. Great job again Mr. Roberts!”
Tim: “I was in a little bit of a bad mood this morning, but reading this and seeing him smile has changed my day. Great picture, even better story. True inspiration.”