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96 years young and still sending arrows

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Primitive sniper 09-Feb-24
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arlone 09-Feb-24
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FRANK W. MILLER 09-Feb-24
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BowAholic 09-Feb-24
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lunatic 09-Feb-24
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Shootalot 09-Feb-24
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Karl S 09-Feb-24
Skeets 09-Feb-24
ephphatha 09-Feb-24
arlone 09-Feb-24
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Stubee 09-Feb-24
Suedog 10-Feb-24
Deno 10-Feb-24
Bob Rowlands 10-Feb-24
Buzz 10-Feb-24
George D. Stout 10-Feb-24
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JusPassin 10-Feb-24
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B.T. 10-Feb-24
reddogge 10-Feb-24
Wayne Hess 10-Feb-24
Stoutstuff 10-Feb-24
Jim 10-Feb-24
Wapiti - - M. S. 10-Feb-24
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Witherstick 10-Feb-24
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Silverback 10-Feb-24
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RiverRat 10-Feb-24
BATMAN 10-Feb-24
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S Quinton 10-Feb-24
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Mechanic 10-Feb-24
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spike78 11-Feb-24
Danielb 11-Feb-24
Sawtooth (Original) 11-Feb-24
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From: Primitive sniper
Date: 09-Feb-24

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Shot West Union Iowa with Jim Ploen yesterday , 96 years young and still hurting feelings one arrow at a time

From: Primitive sniper
Date: 09-Feb-24

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From: arlone Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Feb-24




Maybe if I make it to 96 I'll finally develop form like that?

From: Primitive sniper
Date: 09-Feb-24

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Date: 09-Feb-24

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Date: 09-Feb-24

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Date: 09-Feb-24

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From: Primitive sniper
Date: 09-Feb-24

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Date: 09-Feb-24

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Date: 09-Feb-24

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From: FRANK W. MILLER
Date: 09-Feb-24




Thank you Mr. Jim Ploen! Mighty inspiring! Best regards from Louisiana, Frank

From: Primitive sniper
Date: 09-Feb-24

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From: garnet65
Date: 09-Feb-24




God bless him. That range looks pretty good also!!

WMM

From: BowAholic
Date: 09-Feb-24




wow...thanks...very cool .

From: Kwikdraw
Date: 09-Feb-24




Wow, a real fine example of living right, and great genes!

From: tradslinger
Date: 09-Feb-24




Wonderful sight for sure, wow

From: Tagman79
Date: 09-Feb-24




That’s awesome! May God’s incredible grace continue to be a blessing in your life Mr. Ploen.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 09-Feb-24




That is a Cool shoot. Different theme every year. Shoot um up Jim. JF

From: lunatic
Date: 09-Feb-24




Unreal ! What an inspiration to us mere mortals !!!

From: iowacedarshooter
Date: 09-Feb-24




amazing life well lived!

From: GUTPILEPA
Date: 09-Feb-24




Good for him that’s awesome

From: hickory
Date: 09-Feb-24




That's awesome!

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 09-Feb-24




Wow! Good shooting Jim. You’re a real inspiration. Keep it up!:)

From: Grizzly Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Feb-24




Hey guys whats the name of the event or the club that puts on the shoot looks like it would be worth the drive from Minnesota? Thanks in advance Mark

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 09-Feb-24




Awesome

From: Jason316
Date: 09-Feb-24




That's awesome! Hope someday my form looks that good. Go Hawks!!

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Feb-24




Wow. Awesome

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 09-Feb-24




Echo Valley Archers

From: reb
Date: 09-Feb-24




Awesome!

From: Tradarcher4fun
Date: 09-Feb-24




That's awesome!

From: awry
Date: 09-Feb-24




Wow … simply Wow

From: fdp
Date: 09-Feb-24




He is a rare breed.

From: Randog
Date: 09-Feb-24




Amazin.

From: Shootalot
Date: 09-Feb-24




Thanks for sharing.

From: Clydebow
Date: 09-Feb-24




Nice!

From: Mindful
Date: 09-Feb-24




Thanks for the encouragement. He looks fit & healthy

From: Karl S
Date: 09-Feb-24




That would have been worth the road trip . Wonder what other shoots he might be at need him to sign my Eclipse

From: Skeets
Date: 09-Feb-24




wow! There's hope for us yet.I was just thinking of Fred Kasch the other day. I think the last time I shot with him at Compton he was 89.

From: ephphatha
Date: 09-Feb-24




That is awesome. I can barely shoot anymore because of my shoulders, and I'm half his age.

From: arlone Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Feb-24




Gotta Stanley before "Stanleys" were cool!

From: Stoutstuff
Date: 09-Feb-24




My Idol!!!

From: Stubee
Date: 09-Feb-24




Wow again. I’m 23 years from there and don’t think there’ll be a video of me shooting like that.

From: Suedog
Date: 10-Feb-24




Hope we're all so blessed!

From: Deno
Date: 10-Feb-24




Amazing!!!!!

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 10-Feb-24




Way to go Jim!

From: Buzz
Date: 10-Feb-24




Great job.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 10-Feb-24




I still recall a photo of him in one of the archery magazines, in an advertisement for Herters target recurves. He is an icon in the sport and as fine an ambassador as you will find. Awesome fellow and I hope he's doing it at 99 too.

From: Nrthernrebel05
Date: 10-Feb-24




That’s great. I hope to still be shooting if I make it to his age.

From: JusPassin
Date: 10-Feb-24




I've had the pleasure of shooting and BS'ing with Jim back when I lived in MN. He is a great guy and I'm so happy to see him still at it. Way to go Jim.

From: Seneca_Archer
Date: 10-Feb-24




Aaarrgghh Mateys.....very inspiring!

From: B.T.
Date: 10-Feb-24




Wow!

From: reddogge
Date: 10-Feb-24




Good for him. I have 16 more years to catch up.

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 10-Feb-24




Great times for Jim, we all would like to grow up like him, if you have your health you have better times Too

From: Stoutstuff
Date: 10-Feb-24

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From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Feb-24




Very cool, thanks for sharing.

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Feb-24




Awesome!

From: manybows
Date: 10-Feb-24




What a great physical example, it's hard to believe but good for him he is a rarity for sure.

From: Witherstick
Date: 10-Feb-24




I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve been dealing with some issues. But, I have to say that’s fantastic and definitely inspirational!

Just what I needed right now.

Thank you for posting

From: Witherstick
Date: 10-Feb-24




I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve been dealing with some issues. But, I have to say that’s fantastic and definitely inspirational!

Just what I needed right now.

Thank you for posting

From: RD
Date: 10-Feb-24




Jim's a wealth of knowledge, He's been to our club's trad shoot each May for the last few years.

From: arrowchucker
Date: 10-Feb-24




Awesome man, I’m lucky to shoot with him several times a year. I always learn something special from Jim. Arrowchucker

From: Silverback
Date: 10-Feb-24




That is fantastic. very inspiring.

From: Butch 72
Date: 10-Feb-24




Wow!!!God Bless Him. Gives Us ALL hope.

From: RiverRat
Date: 10-Feb-24




"still hurting feelings one arrow at a time"

I love this, and glad to see Jim still doing what he does best.

From: BATMAN
Date: 10-Feb-24




Who Else was at the Gathering of EAGLES? Looks Like King-Kong got hit low??

From: JustinB
Date: 10-Feb-24




This is heartwarming and inspiring. I'm going to go shoot my 21st century longbow now :)

From: S Quinton
Date: 10-Feb-24




Wow, Looks like he's shooting the longbow 3 under and the recurve split finger.

From: Coop
Date: 10-Feb-24




Awesome

From: TGbow
Date: 10-Feb-24




God bless Mr Jim...that's awesome. g Glad he is still at it.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 10-Feb-24




Awesome and inspiring.

From: Buckhunter
Date: 10-Feb-24




God Bless him. I hope I do as well. I'm only 75, but I'm still shooting and hunting. It's nice too know that I have a shot in the future. God Bless.

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Feb-24




Very cool!

From: Mechanic
Date: 10-Feb-24




Awesome, living archery legend. Learned many good things from M. Ploen. God Bless him.

From: Deets Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Feb-24




Amazing only as old as you want to be I guess after seeing this good story. There's hope for all of us younger folks in there 70's :)

From: spike78
Date: 11-Feb-24




Blows my mind how some people lose it at 70 and then you have these guys. I would love to know his routine like what he eats to stay that healthy.

From: Danielb
Date: 11-Feb-24




Only 25 years to go.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-Feb-24




That’s amazing. I’m just praying that I make it to 65.

From: bergie
Date: 11-Feb-24




What a hell of a guy hope you get plenty more year's !!! Bergie

From: Chaz
Date: 11-Feb-24




Wow ! Awesome

From: mjh Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Feb-24




Saw Jim in Dec. at our local club. Keep on shooting, Jim!

From: Varcher
Date: 12-Feb-24




Congratulations Mr. Ploen! Inspirational!

From: Two Feathers
Date: 13-Feb-24




Inspirational indeed! Outstanding.

From: PA-R Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Feb-24




Keep on Keeping on.





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