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Youth has successful bear hunt

Gaiter Weston, 12, of Gaastra harvested a black bear on Sept. 26 in the Bergland Bear Management Unit. He was hunting with his grandfather, Steve Kolbach, and crew. This is Gaiter’s second year bear hunting with hounds and his second successful hunt. He was using a 20 gauge shotgun with a slug and downed the 150-pound boar on the ground at 15 feet. He has been deer hunting since age 9 and is also a successful deer hunter. (submitted photo)