Mich. Teen Takes Down 448-Pound Black Bear

A 17-year-old Battle Creek-area girl has begun her big game hunting career with a bang, bagging a 448-pound black bear from 16 yards away with a bow and arrow.

Jessica Olmstead shot the bear that was more than twice her size during a hunting trip last month in Oba, Ontario. She used a Matthews Passion bow and arrow set designed for women.

The Harper Creek High School senior tells the Battle Creek Enquirer for a story published Tuesday that she loves hunting and whenever she sees a bear, she just wants to go at it.

Her father, Tim, says Olmstead “tracked the bear, killed it, and gutted it like a pro – like she’s been doing it for years.”
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Information from: Battle Creek Enquirer, http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com
  
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