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Small Boy is a Big Hunter

Written by Dick Perue

Eleven-Year-Old Son of Jack Kennaday Bagged a Two-Year-Old Bear with .22 Caliber Rifle

Fay Kennaday, the 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kennaday, who reside in the upper Cedar Creek country, distinguished himself as a big game hunter last Saturday by tracking and killing a two-year-old brown bear in the hills near his home.

The boy found the track of the animal and, equipping himself with a saddle horse and his trusty .22, he took the trail, accompanied by a canine companion.

A few miles up in the hills, the dog located bruin in a brush patch, and leaving his horse, the boy made his way into the thicket until the bear was discovered. One shot from the small rifle did the business, the bullet striking the animal between the eyes. The boy then undertook to load his game on the horse, but the animal was too heavy for him, so he had to make a trip home for Dad to come and help him.

Mr. Kennaday brought the animal to town Sunday, and experienced bear hunters pronounced it to be a coming-two-year-old of the brown or cinnamon variety.

Information for the above article was copied from the Oct. 3, 1918, issue of “The Saratoga Sun.”