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Brad Eden

Charles Alsheimer has passed

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Brad Eden

From Deer & Deer Hunting website: It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we report the sudden passing of longtime D&DH Senior Field Editor Charles J. Alsheimer of Bath, N.Y. Charlie was not only our longest-tenured contributor (since 1979), he was a very dear friend to everyone on our staff. His insights on deer behavior and hunting helped educated countless thousands of whitetail fanatics. Rest in peace, sir.

 

Charles Alsheimer was a stand out in whitetail research, photography and writing. His photographs of deer in their natural habitat were mind boggling. He followed certain bucks throughout their lives. I have always admired him greatly.

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Lurch

Can't say I "knew" him, but he was the speaker at an event I helped organize probably 10 years ago. Spent quite a bit of time before and after the event just sitting and picking his brain and listening to his stories. What an amazing wealth of knowledge and an eye for the camera that man had.

 

Godspeed, Charlie

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polecat

Never met the man but followed some of his rut predictions,still have one tacked to my wall.I actually hunted in Bath ,New York for 14 years. Stueben County was the highest buck harvest in the state for many years.Lost our spot due to a crazy women.I loved hunting there.In the good ole days you could shoot a buck and 2 does.After a few years of that it put a good hurt on the population.Learned a bunch from his info.

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UplandHntr

Anyone have a link?

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Brad Eden

That link goes to the Deer and Deer hunting Fakebook Page kinda, sorta. What I quoted is all the/that info. Still not a lot of other info on his death. I've googled it and nuttin

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Marc Ret

Yep, that was the best I could find using a bunch of differently worded Google searches. Searched Deer & Deer Hunting's website and got no where. Like you said Brad, next to no info on his death at the moment. 

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Clueless1

I saw the same thing and I've seen two places now that call it a hoax.  I hope so.  Being a kid that grew up in the 80's devouring D&DH he became bigger than life to me.    

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Brad Eden

I know, and know of some outdoor writers that were personal friends with Mr Alsheiner and they believe this is true. It's human nature to be curious in how a relatively young man dies suddenly. (I'm figuring he was in his 60's but not certain)

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Clueless1
11 minutes ago, Brad Eden said:

I know, and know of some outdoor writers that were personal friends with Mr Alsheiner and they believe this is true. It's human nature to be curious in how a relatively young man dies suddenly. (I'm figuring he was in his 60's but not certain)

 

Thanks Brad.  It is a terrible loss for the hunting community.  There still isn't a whole lot on the web yet.  

 

RIP Mr. Alsheimer.  You will be sorely missed.  Never got to meet him but know a few people that did.  Never heard a bad word about the man.     

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MTRookie76

This is very sad. I've been reading his articles for so long I can't remember when I started. RIP Mr. Alsheimer.

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Big Al

I never saw in person but have been reading his articles in Deer and Deer Hunting for at least 20 years.  He was a wealth of knowledge.  He convinced me to stop shooting the young bucks and let them grow up. 

He wasn't on the Deer and Deer Hunting tv show this year so maybe he had a lingering illness.

The deer hunting community lost a good one.

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Marc Ret

Deer and Deer Hunting now has it on their actual website so I think it's safe to assume it's not a hoax. 

D&DH

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Flairball

Sad news. I always enjoyed reading his stuff in D&DH. 

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Brad Eden

Here is his obituary I found on the Deer & Deer Hunting magazine website. There is also a video there about him I haven't watched yet.

 

Charles J. Alsheimer, 70, of Avoca, New York, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira.  Charlie was born in Bath, New York, on May 1, 1947, the son of the late Charles H. and Eleanor (Rose) Alsheimer.  On April 22, 1972, he married Carla S. Todd, who survives.  Also surviving are Charlie’s son, Aaron; his sisters, Linda Alsheimer, Virginia (Steven) Verbanic, Kathleen Fervan, and Lorraine (Allen) Kurak; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Charlie graduated in 1966 from Avoca Central School, where he was a standout basketball and baseball player.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1967, and served proudly in Vietnam, achieving the rank of sergeant prior to being honorably discharged in 1970.  Following his military service, Charlie attended Corning Community College, where he played basketball and earned an associate’s degree in business.  He then worked for seven years in sales and marketing at the Gunlocke Company in Wayland, New York.

 

In 1979, Charlie left the corporate world to chase his dream of a full-time career as a nature photographer and writer.  He went on to achieve remarkable success, becoming one of the most widely published outdoor photographers of his era.  His images were featured in thousands of magazines, books, and calendars and won countless awards.

 

Charlie’s favorite subject, both as a photographer and writer, was the whitetail deer.  He was a preeminent expert on deer behavior and collaborated on groundbreaking research on the moon’s impact on whitetail breeding patterns.  Charlie authored seven best-selling books and hundreds of magazine articles on the whitetail.  He served as field editor of Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for nearly 38 years and as host of Deer & Deer Hunting TV, which aired on the Outdoor Channel. 

 

Above all, Charlie was a man of profound faith.  He credited God for all he accomplished and was eager to share Christ’s impact on his life with everyone he met.  This impact was evident in the way Charlie freely gave of his time and resources to so many.

 

Family and friends are invited to call from 1pm to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Buena Vista Wesleyan Church, 6034 County Route 69, Canisteo, New York 14823.  A funeral and committal service with military honors will be held at Buena Vista Wesleyan Church at 11am on Friday, January 5, 2018, with Reverend Daniel Pickering officiating.  Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery. 

Donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to either Buena Vista Wesleyan Church, 6034 County Route 69, Canisteo, New York 14823, or Family Life Ministries, P.O. Box 506, Bath, New York 14810.

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