Spirit of lost father found while tracking elk

Elkhunter

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Glen Bogart's touching story of his late dad is elevated on Oregon hunt

By Mark Freeman
Medford Mail Tribune — Nov. 3, 2003

MEDFORD, Ore. — An eerie mist cloaked the hills around Oregon's Howard Prairie as Glen Bogart plied the woods for his first "timber ghost" one Sunday last month while trying to reconnect with another ghost of his own.

It marked the first time in 28 years that the 40-year-old Bogart hunted elk without his father, Jerry, who died in November 2002 from cancer.

During those years, neither man ever shot one of these elusive timber ghosts, as Bogart calls them, yet kept their traditional season to touch bases with each other away from their swirling Medford lives.

Glen Bogart settled his uneasiness by rubbing a locket identical to the one he dropped in his dad's coffin 11 months earlier.

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Very nice story. Makes me think what it would be like without my Dad hunting with all of us.
Here today gone tomorrow, live each day to the fullest and be grateful for the time we get to share with friends and family.

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