Michigan Teen Scores Big!!!

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  1. 199er

    199er New Member

    May 5, 2010
    Columbia SC
    192xX.jpg In this Aug. 2010 photo provided by the Olmstead family, Jessica Olmstead, 17, of Battle Creek, Mich., is shown with the 448-pound black bear she killed in Oba, Ontario, Canada. Olmstead killed the bear with a Matthews Passion bow and arrow set, designed for women, from a little over 16 yards away. The black bear was the young hunter's first big game take and she currently holds the Pope and Young Bowhunting record for the trophy bear

    Mich. teen kills 448-pound black bear with arrow

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A 17-year-old Michigan girl began her big game hunting career with a bang _ or rather a whoosh _ by killing a 448-pound black bear with a bow and arrow from 16 yards away.

    High school senior Jessica Olmstead of Battle Creek shot the bear during a hunting trip last month in Oba, Ontario.

    She told the Battle Creek Enquirer for a story published Tuesday that the bear was the first animal she killed with the new bow.

    "As soon as my dad got it for me I was immediately comfortable and I was ready to use it the next day," Jessica said.

    "When I go out hunting, it's really exciting," she said. "Whenever I see a bear I just want to go at it. When you're hunting, your heart is racing, your blood is pumping, and you feel that adrenaline rush. I really love to hunt."

    Her father, Tim Olmstead, told The Associated Press that his daughter eats the animals she hunts, including the bear, and does not kill just for fun.

    He told the paper he's been teaching others to hunt for more than 30 years and that he's never had a student pick up the fundamentals as quickly as his daughter.

    "I'm not just saying this because she's my daughter," he said. "But she's probably one of the best listeners I've every taught. With the bear she showed a lot of patience. She tracked the bear, killed it, and gutted it like a pro."

    Jessica's hunting exploits range beyond the wilderness. Earlier this month, she caught a 20-pound salmon in Lake Michigan, near Holland.

    "Fishing is a lot like hunting in a lot of ways," Olmstead said. "But I think that with fishing, it takes a lot more strength and a lot more patience to be successful."
  2. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Congratulations to the teen and a job well done! A true hunter at heart and has
    "that" (hunter) mindset. A real outdoorsman/women!
  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    I agree. !+++++ :)
  4. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    Great to hear about the youth of today taking up hunting.
  5. piglatinhater

    piglatinhater Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    At first I thought she tagged that in MI, but Canada works.
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