103-Year-Old Hunter Took the Biggest Deer of His Life!


Proving that good things come to those who wait, 103-yr-old Clyde Roberts recently bagged the biggest buck of his hunting career, a career that has spanned 4 decades!

Clyde Roberts has been hunting in Central Virginia since he retired in the late 70’s, after his son, Mike, bought him a rifle to help keep his Dad busy.

“I bought him a rifle when he retired to keep him busy,” Mike said in a 2015 interview. “My father is a very simple person and a devout Christian. He says the secret is ‘hard work and living for the Lord.”

Roberts took the deer while out hunting with his granddaughter, part of a growing number of women who are getting involved in shooting sports.

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According to WDBJ7, Mr. Roberts had a lot to tell about his love for hunting and life:

“I worked hard and accepted the Lord when I was 16 years old,” Clyde said. “That’s the secret to life.”

If anyone would know a secret to life, it’s Clyde. He’s 103 years old.

“I don’t feel 103,” Clyde laughed. “I feel about 85.”

Roberts was born on Oct. 29, 1913. At 7 years old, he stopped going to school and went to work for 75 cents a day. When Clyde was 25, he bought his first car — a 1929 model Ford for $137.

“A quarter then would have bought a little somethin’ but now a dollar won’t buy anything,” Clyde said.

Working and going to church were really the only memories Roberts’ son Michael had of his father Clyde in the early part of his life.

“The free time he had, other than going to church, was all about putting a roof over our heads and food on the table,” Michael said.

At 65 years young, Clyde retired.

“I wasn’t going to do a lot of sittin’ after I was retired,” Clyde said.

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