‘Bear Wish’ comes true for a 10-year-old!

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Early in the morning on the second weekend of the hunt, Colt and his dad and their guide, Jerry, went to check the bait. It wasn’t long afterward they had a bear up an old pine tree. Colt said, “I have never seen a bear in a tree before; this is so exciting!”

Colt looked through the scope as he stabilized the .243 rifle, put the crosshair on the bear, squeezed the trigger, and the bear fell out of the tree. Colt said with excitement, “I had wished the bear would tree today!”

Jerry said, “It was amazing watching a child wearing braces walk 120 yards from the truck to the tree. Seeing the smile on his face after getting the bear meant the most to me!”
We are grateful to Joseph Sharp for donating his bear license, Jerry Balts, Ross, Dave, Wayne, Issac, and the landowner for making a young man’s wish come true. Congratulations to Colt on his trophy bear, the fantastic memories and fellowship shared with his dad, and newfound hunting buddies! God bless!

If you are interested in getting involved or know of a deserving child or veteran, don’t hesitate to contact USSA.