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Once everyone arrived, we had 13
hunters. We planned our first drive
and headed out. Dad and I posted one
stander, because we knew the area
better than he did, and posted ourselves
under a huge oak tree overlooking a
hollow.
The drive
started and a few
whitetails popped
out here and
there. We could
see drivers; my
dad and I were
watching them
until we spotted
a bear coming
quietly through
the woo ds. We
never even heard
a branch break. I
pulled up my gun
immediately - my
scope was filled
with black bear!
"I squeezed
Dad whispered,
"Shoot it, Tay."
I squeezed the trigger. We could hear
two of our drivers coming. What Dad
and I did not see was the bear.
Once the drive was over, we walked
over to see absolutely no sign of the
bear - blood, hair or even skid marks
from where it would've tore up the
forest floor. Dad and I looked for
about 45 minutes before concluding I
had missed. We knew it was a missed
opportunity, that my chance of even
seeing another bear in the next three
days - let alone getting another good
shot at one - was slim.
On Monday, the second day, I
hunted all day and saw nothing. On
Tuesday morning, I was a stander on
a drive again when I heard one of the
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drivers yell, "Bear!"
I spotted the bear and it was headed
right for me. I lined the crosshairs
of my scope directly on the chest of
the approaching bear. At my shot, it
dropped. I thought it was dead, but the
bear got up again. I was surprised, but
ready. The bear
went broadside,
so I shot again; it
dropped and went
motionless.
Uncle Tim and
his brother Jimmy
came into view.
Their smiles were
large. We tagged
the bear and then
went back to get
the truck for the
cart. On the way,
I tried to call
everyone who I
was supposed to if
the trigger." I got a bear. The
cart was supposed
to make bringing the bear out quick
and easy. It didn't. But with a lot of
help, we got the bear out of the woods.
When I finally got hold of my mom,
she asked us to bring the bear to her
to see. After that, we left and went to
the diner. When I walked in, everyone
started yelling out congratulations to
me.
After we ate, we decided it was
time to go to the check station. We
thought the bear would be more than
500 pounds, but ended up being 439
pounds, estimated live weight.
We had checked the bear for ear tags
and tattoos, but it didn't have any; at
least we thought it didn't. A biologist
at the Game Commission check station
found an almost faded tattoo on the
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