Area 10-year-old kills bear during deer hunting trip


Dylan Conner (Photo courtesy of Arkansas Big Buck Classic)

An area 10-year-old kid’s recent deer hunting trip turned out to be an experience that was both exciting and scary. Dylan Conner of Fulton County ended up killing a bear with his crossbow in an area near the Baxter/Fulton county line.

Conner says the incident started when he observed an armadillo running through the woods.


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Conner says the bear was 12 steps away from him when he was able to get a good shot. He says in addition to the recent media and social media attention, he’s also getting a rug as a momento.

For deer hunting in Arkansas, archery season began Sept. 24. Muzzleloader season starts this Saturday, and modern guns will be permitted Nov. 12.

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