An Inspiration At 91: Columbus Barber Still Hunting and Fishing
By Matt Schauer

Posted: November 16, 2012

Columbus barber Bob Harsha is an inspiration. That’s because at 91 years old, he still works three days a week at his barber shop, still plays golf and continues to hunt and fish. We should all be so lucky to stay as active as Harsha has.

Although Harsha complains to his friend, Ken Jenkins, about how he can’t do much anymore, it’s amazing what he can do. At an age when many folks are confined to wheel chairs or walkers, Harsha is still out digging post holes to repair a fence for a landowner that gives him access. He has wisely given up climbing into tree stands, though, Jenkins said.

Harsha took his biggest antelope ever this season, and still had his deer A and B tags to fill when I talked to him. Jenkins said Harsha will always take a young buck with his A tag, and then will search through loads of does to find one without a fawn to fill his B tag.

So if you’re ever in Columbus, look Bob up. His shop is two doors down from the notorious Atlas Bar. He only charges $10 for a haircut, quite a jump from the 25 cents he charged when he first started in the business after World War II.

This post was provided by Brett French, Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette.