In my 50 years of bear hunting what happened to my family and myself is beyond words. My best friends, the Kolstads, have a 14 year old daughter that is very special. In an attempt to keep this short because of articles I will be doing, on Sunday afternoon Sept 18, 2011 Amber Kolstad, with her Ten Point Crossbow in hand took her first bear using hounds. She got to see the entire spectrum of bear hunting, i.e. baitsitting and dog hunting. Her preference was using dogs and thanks to Oak Ridge Guide Service, Darrell Wood and family, made it happen.
The experience sparked a fire in me to do a hunt every year called the AMBER HUNT for bear. Simple way to do it is have anyone with special needs, between 12 and 18 years old, apply though this website. Anyone who gets a tag in Zone A or Zone D that would like to donate their tag to this cause is encouraged to contact me through this website. Please, let’s all get together and make a special hunt for a special individual on an annual basis.