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Old 12-11-2007, 12:54 PM
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Arkansas Boy, 5, Kills 445-Pound Black Bear

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While most kindergartners are thrilled by an action-packed afternoon of finger-painting and clay sculpture, an Arkansas 5-year-old is shooting for something a little more dangerous.
Tre Merrit was in a stand with his grandfather when a black bear came from a thicket at the side of the road, Arkansas news station KATV reported. From about 50 yards away, Tre shot the bear with his youth rifle.

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Am I the only one who finds this story hard to believe???


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Old 12-11-2007, 01:06 PM
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I think the correct question is: "Why is this a story?"
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:50 PM
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I think the correct question is: "Why is this a story?"
Dearest Paladin,
I guess because the alleged bear killer is 5 years old and also because of this (from the link on the first post);

The boy’s grandfather, Mike Merrit, told KATV that Tre’s 10th great-grandfather was Davy Crocket, a legendary outdoorsman who killed a bear at just 3 years old, according to folklore.

I guess the folklore has to be extended and kept alive by the relatives.


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Old 12-11-2007, 02:37 PM
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Dearest Paladin,
I guess because the alleged bear killer is 5 years old and also because of this (from the link on the first post);

The boy’s grandfather, Mike Merrit, told KATV that Tre’s 10th great-grandfather was Davy Crocket, a legendary outdoorsman who killed a bear at just 3 years old, according to folklore.

I guess the folklore has to be extended and kept alive by the relatives.


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Ah, I guess that's the tie-in then. When I saw the video on CNN this morning I just saw a bunch of rednecks. Forgive my ignorance.

I was a little annoyed to see the boy, 5, riding an ATV with no helmet either.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:22 PM
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If true, its an incredible story--kid will be known as "deadeye" now
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:47 PM
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Both of my kids got their first rifle for their 2nd chirstmas (22 cricket). They do make youth shotguns and such. My cousin son has shot 2 deer with his. I am not from Arkansas but I raised close to Arkansas. I started Learning about gun at at an early age. So no it does not surprize me that a 5 year old can aim and shoot a gun.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:54 PM
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Was the boy using a .22? It must have been one heck of a head shot on that bear..
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:58 PM
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I dunno what to believe these days, LOL. This doesn't sound too unbelievable though, although I have no idea about the size and weight of the average black bear.

Our little cousin shot a 600 lbs elk when she was 8. They said it was a small bull.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:57 PM
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I wonder if grandpa "helped" the boy kill the bear so they could continue their Davy Crockett family legacy blah
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