Hakon Strong
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Contributors to this thread:
mattandersen 03-Aug-22
mattandersen 03-Aug-22
Treeline 03-Aug-22
mattandersen 03-Aug-22
tobywon 03-Aug-22
Heat 03-Aug-22
t-roy 03-Aug-22
butcherboy 03-Aug-22
c5ken 03-Aug-22
bigswivle 03-Aug-22
tkjwonta 03-Aug-22
SBH 03-Aug-22
TMac 03-Aug-22
Supernaut 03-Aug-22
iceman 03-Aug-22
Ken Taylor 03-Aug-22
pav 03-Aug-22
KSflatlander 03-Aug-22
APauls 03-Aug-22
BigOk 03-Aug-22
JL 03-Aug-22
Bou'bound 03-Aug-22
Whocares 03-Aug-22
TREESTANDWOLF 03-Aug-22
Boatman71 03-Aug-22
70lbDraw 03-Aug-22
Hackbow 03-Aug-22
Scoot 03-Aug-22
fuzzy 03-Aug-22
midwest 03-Aug-22
Drnaln 03-Aug-22
fn 03-Aug-22
Bowbender 03-Aug-22
Screwball 03-Aug-22
Nick Muche 03-Aug-22
elkmtngear 03-Aug-22
hawkeye in PA 03-Aug-22
[email protected] 03-Aug-22
BC173 03-Aug-22
KsRancher 03-Aug-22
scentman 03-Aug-22
Rgiesey 03-Aug-22
Chief 419 03-Aug-22
buckeye 03-Aug-22
Inshart 03-Aug-22
BC 03-Aug-22
WV Mountaineer 03-Aug-22
ki-ke 03-Aug-22
bentshaft 03-Aug-22
GLP 03-Aug-22
SIP 03-Aug-22
HUNT MAN 03-Aug-22
JB 03-Aug-22
bowhunt 03-Aug-22
bowhunt 03-Aug-22
Stix 04-Aug-22
groundhunter50 04-Aug-22
ND String Puller 04-Aug-22
Nomad @ work 04-Aug-22
Rocky D 04-Aug-22
Huntskifishcook 04-Aug-22
Dale06 04-Aug-22
maxracx 04-Aug-22
mattandersen 04-Aug-22
Mule Power 04-Aug-22
Bowfreak 05-Aug-22
Smtn10PT 05-Aug-22
GLP 05-Aug-22
badbull 05-Aug-22
Shiras42 08-Aug-22
bowhunter24 08-Aug-22
Papadeerhtr 08-Aug-22
Rut Nut 08-Aug-22
nowheels 08-Aug-22
Ron Niziolek 09-Aug-22
From: mattandersen
03-Aug-22

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my first ever flintlock kill he was literally on my back! 75 yard shot too! He was wearing hearing protection during the hunt...
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my first ever flintlock kill he was literally on my back! 75 yard shot too! He was wearing hearing protection during the hunt...
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Lots of hiking
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Lots of hiking
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So many of you will probably remember me posting the news of my sons extreme premature birth back in December 2018. Hakon Samuel Andersen was born at 24 weeks gestation and weighed 1lb 12oz. I figured I would drop a few pics of him now. He continues to do extremely well and is a happy, healthy almost 4 year old now. He is doing so well he didn't qualify anymore for any of the therapies that were available to him once he turned 3! A happy post if you will! Thanks again to all that messaged me and the prayers definitely worked! Oh and he loves hunting and fishing with daddy!

From: mattandersen
03-Aug-22

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Fishing in Florida
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Fishing in Florida
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my little wildling!
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my little wildling!
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My life
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My life

From: Treeline
03-Aug-22
Wow! So happy to see how he has grown! Definitely remember the posts about him and had been wondering how you two were doing! Thank you for the update!

From: mattandersen
03-Aug-22

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One more....I'm extremely proud!

From: tobywon
03-Aug-22
Amazing, Matt. He's growing up nicely and it's great to see a big smile on his face!! Enjoy!!

From: Heat
03-Aug-22
Praise God, thanks for sharing! Glad to hear from you guys!

From: t-roy
03-Aug-22
Great to hear, Matt! Even better that it sounds like he doesn’t seem to be experiencing any health issues that many preemies have as they get older. Truly a blessing!

From: butcherboy
03-Aug-22
This is great! I was actually thinking of your little man just the other day and wondering how he is doing.

From: c5ken
03-Aug-22
beautiful young man... You are truly blessed??

From: bigswivle
03-Aug-22
Awesome

From: tkjwonta
03-Aug-22
Fantastic and thanks for sharing. Such a blessing from what must've been a very nerve-wracking and uncertain beginning.

From: SBH
03-Aug-22
Right on. What a great post. I remember well when you were going through that. God is good. Looks like you two are making great memories. Great to see.

From: TMac
03-Aug-22
Awesome Matt and thanks for updating. Children bring such joy to our lives! Hakon Strong!

From: Supernaut
03-Aug-22
God is great.

Enjoy your son!

From: iceman
03-Aug-22
Fantastic, man!! Love to see this. Thanks for updating us

From: Ken Taylor
03-Aug-22
Fantastic!

The pictures reflect much love and happiness.

From: pav
03-Aug-22
Glad Hakon is doing so well...and it's obvious he enjoys time with Dad! What a blessing for you both...thanks for posting!

From: KSflatlander
03-Aug-22
That kid hit the jackpot when it comes to parents. Very happy for your family.

From: APauls
03-Aug-22
Praise God Matt. These updates are honestly like the best threads on Bowsite for me. Thanks.

From: BigOk
03-Aug-22
Awesome!! Agree with APauls, these are the best threads to read.

From: JL
03-Aug-22
Congrats on several fronts!!!! The power of prayers and positive thinking go along way.

From: Bou'bound
03-Aug-22
Blessing. Inspirational. Wow

From: Whocares
03-Aug-22
Heartwarming!!

03-Aug-22
In todays world, much more of this is needed.

So very happy for all of you and yours.

From: Boatman71
03-Aug-22
My twin boys were born three months early, what a challenging time in our lives that was! They are now 17 and taller than me :-) Thanks for sharing they grow up fast!

From: 70lbDraw
03-Aug-22
Kids should be happy! THAT looks like a happy kid! It won’t be long until you’re helping to pack out HIS first harvest!

From: Hackbow
03-Aug-22
I remember. Thanks for the update. Praise the Lord!

From: Scoot
03-Aug-22
This made my day! So awesome!!!

From: fuzzy
03-Aug-22
This is amazing! I can tell you from experience that taking kids along in the woods pays off in the future.

From: midwest
03-Aug-22
Just fantastic...thank you for the update!

From: Drnaln
03-Aug-22
Just Wonderful....Great to see!

From: fn
03-Aug-22
I dont post much on here, but this one makes me happy. So glad to see this.

From: Bowbender
03-Aug-22
Smilin' here, Matt. Fantastic news!!

From: Screwball
03-Aug-22
God has blessed you and your family. Remember the beginning well, great follow up!

From: Nick Muche
03-Aug-22
Good to hear Matt!!

From: elkmtngear
03-Aug-22
Warms my heart, to see that happy, healthy young boy!

03-Aug-22
Thanks for the update, Great news and pictures!

03-Aug-22
Good to see he is thriving! Living up to his strong name.

From: BC173
03-Aug-22
Good to hear, Matt!! The man above is good.

From: KsRancher
03-Aug-22
Good stuff! Curious as to what that backpack is?

From: scentman
03-Aug-22
God is good.

From: Rgiesey
03-Aug-22
Beautiful boy! Doesn’t get better. Goes quick!

From: Chief 419
03-Aug-22
I remember your posts. Thanks for coming back and updating us. Great news about your son. Getting stronger everyday!

From: buckeye
03-Aug-22
Thanks for the update Matt, glad to hear the boy is doing well. My son was born about 3 or 4 weeks before Hakon so I could relate to what you were going through to some degree. I'm happy for buddy. You're living right.

From: Inshart
03-Aug-22
Agree with others --- it just doesn't get any better than that! Looking forward to many more pics as he moves along in life.

From: BC
03-Aug-22
Great stuff. God is good…all the time.

03-Aug-22
God is good.

From: ki-ke
03-Aug-22
Love this. The 1st pic with his dog is the definition of contentment. Filthy kid with his dog on overwatch. Love it!

Thanks for sharing Matt!

From: bentshaft
03-Aug-22
Great update! Thanks.

From: GLP
03-Aug-22
Thanks for posting this Matt. You are doing great as a dad!

From: SIP
03-Aug-22
Do not worry, for I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. To give you a hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11

Awesome stuff Matt have enjoyed seeing the updates on this little blessing named Hakon. Thanks for sharing and we all will keep following as he grows bigger and bigger….

From: HUNT MAN
03-Aug-22
This is Bowsite !!!

From: JB
03-Aug-22
Awesome to see!! So happy for you and your family!!!

From: bowhunt
03-Aug-22
So Awsome!

I remember the first thread, glad to see he’s doing great and loving the out doors.

I definitely learned from bowsite there is no such thing as starting them to early with allthe outdoor activities .

From: bowhunt
03-Aug-22

From: Stix
04-Aug-22
God has blessed you immensely.

04-Aug-22
He is lucky your his father,,, your both blessed....... I lost my dad at 13, and every memory of him, was special,,,, happy for you

04-Aug-22
This is so great to hear! Thanks for the update and we’ll be looking forward to the next one, he is a “Bowsite”baby after all !!! God is good!

From: Nomad @ work
04-Aug-22
Right on Brother!

From: Rocky D
04-Aug-22
Great stuff, I’m going have to get up there and see that boy!

04-Aug-22
Wonderful news!

04-Aug-22
This is the best post going on the bowsite! So happy for you guys!

From: Dale06
04-Aug-22
Great to hear and see that he is doing so well.

From: maxracx
04-Aug-22
That's awesome!!! You have a hunting buddy for life!!! Thank you for sharing.

From: mattandersen
04-Aug-22
Thanks as always for the kind words gentlemen. I will surely keep you all updated and his first kill will certainly be posted here!

From: Mule Power
04-Aug-22
No reminder needed. I knew exactly who it was when I saw the thread title. Great news! Thanks for the update and best of luck.

From: Bowfreak
05-Aug-22
This truly is an amazing story of God’s providence. You are a blessed man Matt.

From: Smtn10PT
05-Aug-22
Thanks for sharing the good news!

From: GLP
05-Aug-22
Thanks for posting this Matt. You are doing great as a dad!

From: badbull
05-Aug-22
Surely one of the best and most memorable stories ever posted on Bowsite. Great to see the pics of him !

From: Shiras42
08-Aug-22
Great to see this for sure! Thank you for the update and reminder to be thankful to God everyday!

From: bowhunter24
08-Aug-22
Thanks for the update! Great to hear and see some great news here on bowsite, besides he is part of our hunting family!

From: Papadeerhtr
08-Aug-22
That is awesome very happy for the boy and your family!!! Can be very stressful when going thru these things, awesome pics!

From: Rut Nut
08-Aug-22
GREAT to see this update! What a blessing! A happy and healthy young boy sharing and participating in his Father’s passion for the outdoors ....................it doesn’t get much better than this! : )

From: nowheels
08-Aug-22
This is great news! Based on the smile in that first pic, it looks like you may have created a smokepole hunter for life!

From: Ron Niziolek
09-Aug-22
Fantastic! Thanks for the update. The best thread on here in awhile!

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