Redefining age: Glasgow resident defies age ‘norms’ – WCLU

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Redefining age: Glasgow resident defies age 'norms' - WCLU


James Denton poses with a deer he killed. Denton is an 82-year-old huntsman and angler from Barren County. Courtesy of James Denton.

 

Some say you’re as younger as you’re feeling. For 82-year-old James Denton, age is only a mirrored image of a existence stuffed with recollections.

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For an 82-year-old, Denton will get round neatly, no less than across the lakes and woods of the southeast. Denton is an avid angler and huntsman. For him, being outside is just a lifestyle.

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Denton says he’s been fishing and searching for just about 70 years. Supplied with a small gun and a willingness to be told, 12-year-old Denton began a lifelong searching pastime through occurring quail searching journeys along with his father and grandfather.

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Little did Denton know that some years later, after searching along with his father and grandfather, he would make historical past in Kentucky. Supplied with a 55-pound bow, Denton went out searching for a prized deer after Kentucky legalized bow searching in 1958.

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Consistent with Denton, now not simplest did he discover a deer, however he made historical past, too.

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Denton says he stopped searching after killing 35 deer. He says he took to quail searching some years later, however he basically hunts rabbit now. Denton says he’s taking his 3 beagles Jack, Snoopy and Jake with him on maximum rabbit hunts this present day.

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Looking isn’t the one outside task Denton likes to do. He says fishing is one in every of his favourite actions. In reality, he is going about 3 times every week. Denton says he has fished many lakes together with Barren River, Lake Cumberland and Kentucky Lake.

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Denton used to be lately filmed for a KET program referred to as “Kentucky Afield.” The display is based mostly on highlighting Kentuckians devoted to the outside.

Denton says fishing provides him a thrill. For Denton, that is why he nonetheless feels so younger.

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A Glasgow Day-to-day Occasions newspaper clipping presentations James Denton posing with a doe he killed in 1958. Denton used to be the primary individual in Kentucky to kill a deer with a bow. Courtesy of James Denton.

However, no worries in case you’re now not a huntsman or angler. Denton says it’s necessary to stick energetic and busy to really feel younger. Earlier than he hits the lake, Denton says he walks a mile on a daily basis and performs about two hours of billiards alongside the way in which.

And, if that sounds intensive, Denton says he mows 4 yards and is an avid College of Kentucky sports activities fan.

Denton will likely be featured in this week’s episode of KET’s “Kentucky Afield.” Denton is featured with host Chad Miles on a contemporary fishing commute at Barren River Lake.The display is scheduled to air July 13 at 7 p.m.

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