Ms. Sierra Stiles, age 8, was credited with the first bear kill in Maryland in the limited October hunting season, downing a 211-pounder from 50 yards away with her .243-caliber rifle. (She had won one of the lottery-awarded permits and then aced the safety test.) And Aidan Gold, age 8, of Bothell, Wash., recently climbed 20,300-foot Indian Peak in the Himalayas with his dad, adding to his previous climbs in the Cascades and the Alps. Aidan said the last part of the Indian Peak climb (a 45-degree stretch of rock and ice) was “the (hardest) 3,000 feet I’ve ever done.”
Thanks to Leon Stankowski for this article.