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RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« on: January 07, 2020, 08:26:27 PM »
We lost a fellow hunter today from his battle with health issues.  You will be missed.
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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 08:29:02 PM »
Sad that you lost your fight today, you will be missed!

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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 08:34:11 PM »
 Sorry to hear that. Great picture.

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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 08:37:03 PM »
Mark killed some big whidbey deer, loved sharing intel about fishing, openly talked about his struggles with booze and put himself out there to support others and was a good man. I can still remember hunting spring bear with him. He had a tag and along a path we saw ahead what at first glance was cubs...that fake valve of his started ticking double time! Well the cubs turned into a family if coons but it got the blood pumping.

RIP friend.

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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2020, 08:42:53 PM »
Holy hell. I hate reading this. RIP, Ripper.
:fire.:

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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2020, 08:45:45 PM »
RIP Ripper.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2020, 08:57:44 PM »
So sad.  Praying for his family and friends. 

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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2020, 09:03:16 PM »
I heard the news earlier today ! Very sorry to hear of his passing and I send my condolences to his family and friends ! Bowhunter 45 ! God bless my fellow hunter !
             

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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2020, 09:07:34 PM »
RIP Ripper!

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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2020, 09:28:01 PM »
Sorry to hear, Rest in Peace!
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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2020, 10:07:00 PM »
Sorry to hear


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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2020, 11:21:44 PM »
Great guy!  He was like a grandpa to my children.  So many family adventurers together.  Miss him something fierce!
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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2020, 03:38:20 AM »
This sucks.  Met up with him a couple times.  He was a great guy.  RIP Ripper.

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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 05:05:03 AM »
Never met mark,yet through the hunt wa site and Facebook I feel I know him and his family. Prayers for for the family.

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Re: RIP Ripper - Mark Wantola
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2020, 05:47:50 AM »
Very sorry to hear, RIP Ripper
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