The thrill of the hunt is still there for Hoyt Brant, even at the age of 101.
Brant catches a lot of attention when he goes out on hunting trips to Wyoming.
"I love it," he said. "I love the sport of it. It's something to do, something different."
Hoyt Brant, left, is pictured with his son, Lee Brant, during one of their annual hunting and fishing trips to Wyoming. Hoyt is 101 years old and still a pretty good shot.
The former rural Marshalltown resident now makes his home in Crestview, Fla. He takes yearly hunting and fishing trips with his son, Lee Brant, of Le Grand, to Wyoming.
"It's amazing," Lee Brant said of his dad's ability to hunt at 101. "He says he has trouble seeing, but the way he shoots you can't tell."
Hoyt agrees he still has a pretty steady shot.
"I pretty well get what I shoot at," the former Fisher employee said.
Hoyt has hunted his whole life - including animals such as rabbit, squirrels, deer and pheasant. He now hunts only prairie dogs, to help ranchers with the nuisance. Hunters don't need licenses to hunt them in Wyoming, Lee Brant said.
The ranchers can't believe every year when Hoyt returns for more hunting. Some even offer their cabins for free when they hear Hoyt is 101 years old.
"They are amazed that he's out there," Lee said.
Lee never imagined being able to spend this much quality time with his dad this late in his dad's life.
"It's just so much fun being with dad," he said.