This last year bow hunting elk I only saw 3 other hunters over 50 ( I am taking a educated guess there). That was only in the area I was hunting. I'm only 56 and I have elk hunted since I was 16. I'm not in bad shape but I could be in a little better shape. I know age does catch up to you. I'm starting to get arthritis in my left hand and the mountain seems a little steeper. I love to archery hunt elk. When the day comes I cant draw a bow back I will use my crossbow. When I get to the point I cant hike very well I will do what I can and call and glass and take care of camp for the boys the best I can. My Question is how many of us out there over 50 still pursue elk with a bow?