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Sullivan East student goes deer hunting, but bags a bear

Staff Report • Dec 4, 2008 at 12:00 AM

According to a report in the Bristol Herald-Courier Logan Morrell had waited months for the chance to go deer hunting with his cousin.

The fall weather was inviting, the anticipation intense.

After finding their usual private spot in Sullivan County, Logan began his vigil in the tree stand while Brian Morrell ventured into the woods.

Just before darkness fell, the sense of calm was interrupted by something wild.

Logan, 15, spotted something moving twenty yards away. It wasn't a deer. Far from it.

"Yeah, it was different," Morrell said. "My cousin said there were bear around in that area, but I had never seen one in my whole life."

As the curious object moved within 15 yards of his tree stand, Logan was jolted by the unusual sight.

It was a 150-pound, four-foot-long black bear.

There was no time for contemplation. It was time for Logan to rely on his instincts.

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