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Pennsylvania hunting family is grappling with grief, tinged with pride after a tragic death

Alyssa, Tyler and their now deceased father Paul Berger, all of Westmoreland County, Pa. display their triple crown animals taken during the 2021-22 hunting license year. (Contributed photos)
Months before his untimely death, Paul Berger and his two adult children each completed a triple crown – harvesting turkeys, white-tailed deer and black bears in the span of the 2021-22 license year. For the Westmoreland County family that had hunted together since Alyssa, 34, and Tyler, 32, were young kids, the “triple triple crown” was an extraordinary feat. It took on even more meaning after Paul’s tragic passing at 63 in a trapping-related accident along Loyalhanna Creek Dec. 27.
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