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Truly a hunt of a lifetime in Florence County

Sarah Giddings

A dream came true for two young men this September. Simon Moore-Watson and Harrison Abbe both have a passion for hunting and the outdoors, but face severe health problems. Simon has spina bifida and a tethered cord, which means he uses a wheelchair to get around. Harrison was diagnosed with spinal cord astrocytoma tumor and underwent 14 months of chemo and had to relearn to walk after surgery.

In the summer Wild Rivers Guide, organizers from the Hunt of a Lifetime organization asked for bear tags for the boys, and two Wisconsin hunters stepped up. Francis “Buck” Robertson and Joseph Friede gave up 12 years of accumulated points to transfer their tags to Simon and Harrison.

The hunt was on.

For the full story, see the free fall edition of The Wild Rivers Guide.

1 Comment

  1. Francis Robertson on October 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

    I want to congratulate Simon and Harrison on their successful bear hunts! I told Tim Jahn it may have been a “Hunt of a Lifetime” for the boys, but it was a “Memory of a Lifetime” for me! Thanks for allowing me to be part of it.
    Francis (Buck) Robertson

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