Over the weekend of 10 and 11 November, we hosted our inaugural Combat Warriors Inc Hyde County Bear Hunt. We celebrated the Marine Corps birthday and Veterans Day with two Warriors, one active duty and one retired, who combined had nearly 40 years of service and represented the Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, and Army National Guard.
One warrior filled his tag after an exciting, fast paced, bear sighting packed morning. There were so many bear, the rookies were nearly overwhelmed. Thanks to our master bear hunting hosts and their well trained dogs, our first warrior got to experience a long held wish to harvest his first bear. One other bear was also harvested by a first time bear hunter in the hunting party putting the tally at two for the day.
The second day was also a huge success. Our second warrior had the full, deep in the woods, up close, experience to fill his tag - cashing in on maximum excitement and adrenaline (and maybe a little bit of fear)! The rest of the hunting party also did very well with a total of six bears for the day.
As one of the warriors put it, “Such an indescribable experience with such fantastic memories to replace other not so good ones!”
It was humbling to know everyone involved, hunters and hosts, truly appreciated the freedoms we enjoy and the price it costs. Such a great way to observe and celebrate Veterans Day.
Big thanks to our land owners and hosts for showing our warriors such great hospitality and how to hunt these eastern NC black bears.