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The new Crockett

Updated: December 16, 2009, 4:04 PM ET
ESPNOutdoors.com

DEWITT, Ark. — Two years ago, a five-year-old boy named Tre Merritt from Dewitt, Ark, made national headlines by shooting and killing a black bear that weighed more than 400 pounds.

It didn't hurt the story that Merritt is the 10th grandson of famous bear killer (among other things) Davy Crockett.

Merritt, nicknamed "Deadeye" by his family for his aim, took his second black bear in early December at the experienced age of 7.

He was bow hunting when he saw the bear move ...

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