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UPDATE: Tred Barta Suffers Stroke

May 21, 2009
UPDATE: Tred Barta Suffers Stroke - 76

 

UPDATE: Tred’s biggest problem at present is lack of sleep. Hospitals just won’t let you. He’s been undergoing a legion of tests trying to determine the cause of his spinal stroke with no determination so far. Understandably, he’s feeling dejected. However, tomorrow he transfers to Craig Rehab hospital, one of the most loving, positive atmospheres anywhere on earth. Hopefully they will boost his spirits AND let him get some sleep. He complained of pain and nothing among the almost 30 different pain medications helped the pain and his body hated it as well, resulting in allergic reactions. He also hasn’t eaten for days and without chocolate milk and peanut butter and jelly, he gets VERY depressed. Anni also requires your prayers as being stoic and positive throughout all this is an equally tough job. She, too, needs sleep and consideration, PLEASE keep all your positive energy, prayers and good thoughts channeled toward them.—Dean Travis Clarke

Outdoor television personality Tred Barta has been hospitalized in Colorado after suffering a spinal stroke.

According to Sport Fishing magazine executive editor Dean Travis Clarke: 

 

"Just got off phone with Tred Barta and wife Anni. He had packed to travel to Alaska for a bear hunt for his TV show. Put his bag in his truck, Returned to house and then on way back to truck felt loss of feeling in his left leg. Decided to walk up mountainside behind house to make sure he could handle the rigors of hunting in Alaska before getting on plane. Condition worsened, so he immediately went to doctor. Doctor ordered ambulance to take him to hospital where MRI, CT scan, etc determined he’d suffered a spinal “Stroke.” Quite rare – afflicting approximately 12 of 100,000 people in the U.S. each year.

"Within four hours, he had completely lost feeling in both legs up to a point halfway between his chest and navel.

"Tred and Anni seem to be taking turns being supportive and dejected. Fortunately, they seem to balance each other that way. He will soon be transferred to Craig Rehab Center in Denver. Craig is a non-profit freestanding hospital that has been rated every year in the Top Ten Rehabilitation Hospitals by US News and World Report since the ratings began eighteen years ago. 

"Though last night was tough, today finds some encouraging signs. He has been able to respond to stimulus causing his toes to curl. The paralysis has lowered to about navel level. He seems to have regained some slight sensation in his right leg. Results of blood and spinal fluid tests also seem encouraging.

"He seems remarkably positive and upbeat this morning. Keep them in your thoughts and please live YOUR life as though this could happen to you tomorrow!"

 

 

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from garfi wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Tred, I just saw your story on VS. channel. If this affliction can be overcome, I believe you can be the one to do it. I respect your viewpoints and genuine love for nature and the animals you harvest. You truly are an incredible and honest outdoorsman. porno day You and your family are in my prayers and no doubt in the prayers of the millions of fans that you have. Never give up.

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from papajocu wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Hello Tred I hope this gets to ya, I too, am paralyzed t-7 down (breast). I still love to bow hunt & fish. Although it is tough, I have found life is only up hill half the time (kind of my motto).
I have learned more about myself since my accident in 1997 than I ever imagined I could. Lots of little things I learned along the way too, like NEVER gut a deer from the wheelchair. Had to fall in two gut piles to learn that one!
If you ever want another hunting partner drop me a line papajocu@yahoo.com

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from Tru_Redneck1974 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Tred glad ya r back and I hope ya continue to get better our prayers and thoughts are with you and annie get plenty of rest so you can get better faster.

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from bfhc wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Know what he's going through. Lost my legs after back surgery,some 20 yrs ago. Still get my share of game and fish, thanks to family and friends and GOD!! It could always be worse. Never give up...

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from verno wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

Noone does it like Tred...Love the show and I was glad to see him out there again fishing for trout. It takes a very strong man to tackle the hurdles he has faced. My prayers are with him and his family

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from wallbanger wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Tred Barta has been my hero since the first time I seen him on T.V. My heart goes out to him and his family. On the upside, we all know Tred will still do it (THE BARTA WAY). Whenever me or my buddies do something that is difficult we always say "doin it the barta way". I know you will give other people hope that have gone through this Tred because you have no quit in you and will show people how to overcome things like this. You will be part of my life as long as I live. Thanks for being Tred Barta!

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from jefree58 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Just warched Tred catching trout in Colorado on Virsus. Way to Go. Never stop in beleaving!

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from Mick R. wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Love or hate Tred Barta? Well, I used to say I couldn't stand the arrogant loudmouth... Until, I just saw his show since his stroke - Mr. Barta has become a new hero of mine. No sympathy, because the tough SOB wouldn't hear of it. Rock on Ted, I see you in a whole new light, my friend.

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from john 5589 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Dear Tred

You are the best TV host EVER. I really love your TV show and you have inspired me to continue bluewater fishing. I suffer from a rare, painfully debilatating back condition that is effecting the rest of my limbs if not for your TV show that insipres me to make my wife and I better bluewater anglers I would have been confined to a wheelchair and a morphine pump that would surley keep me nearly comatoused to combat the pain. KEEP YOUR CHIN UP AND THANK YOU FOR THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE HELPED GIVE ME. just appreciate your friends bbecause since my alements your show and my WIFE have kept me going.

John Blanks

P.S. I saw the "MIKIRA" at the Baldhead Is. tourn several years ago. It was a true pleasure to see your boat, maybe I will get the pleasure of meeting you 1 day.

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from robivee wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

I saw Tred on his show in the wheelchair, after hearing about his condition, I prayed for him and his family. Lifes short so get out & enjoy it now. I hav"nt fished in a while, but I"am goin to get some new gear, and I"am going to start getting out there again.
Tred"s a die hard who loves the sport, keep at it brother.

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from Kamikazie wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Tred,
Thanks for all the enjoyable shows. I see your next adenture in helping those who have disablities that love to fish and hunt. Please continue your shows as I think they will be more exciting than ever.

Thanks

I am praying for you..

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from bovee89 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Tred, You are the man! I hunt recurve because it's the hard way, the Barta way. Get yourself better, I believe in your inner strength. You're an inspiration to ALL outdoorsmen. It is great to see you back on TV. Never stop being you... 100% commited. Hang tough and never quit. Blue Skies...(it's a skydiving thing)

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from dwb wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

Two pound test, yes I said two pound test catching a sail fish no less. Need I say more! Yes, only Tred Barta doing things as usual...his way! A tough man some will say, a determine man others, but as far as I'm concerned, Tred is only just being Tred, honest sincere and damn it right to the point. Getting it done kis way, and always willing to learn and teach anyone that has the smarts to listen. Great to see this giant of an outdoors man back to what we and he loves doing. Tred your the man that is an inspiration to us all. As I tell my kid's and now my grandkids...never give up! Would Tred Barta give up...NEVER!

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from mamak331 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

MR. BARTA, GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK ON YOUR SHOWS WE MISSED YOU, OUR WHOLE FAMILY LOVES YOUR SHOWS BECAUSE YOU REMIND EVERYONE HOW TO DO IT THERE WAY NOT ALWAYS THE EASY WAY. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND IT IS SO GREAT TO SEE YOU AND YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC ATTITUDE BACK ON TV.STILL THE BARTA WAY!! YOU GO!!
THE HATEM FAMILY

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from upfisherman96 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

i hope he gets better

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from Tod E Nobriga wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Hey Tred,
I saw a part of show when I saw you in a wheelchair, while fishing. I could't beleive it. I had to find out more. Anyway, hope you will recover comepletey. Being a bird hunter for all of my life I was amazed at your getting that banded Greenhead with a "longbow!" Do you know what the odds of that happening would be? That just shows that you will beat the odds of your health issue. God bless! Tod E Nobriga

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from T.Evans wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

Tred my wife and i have watched your show for years. both were shook up about your illness. watched your show today fishing guatamala.being a disabled marine veteran ive seen my share of warriors you my friend rank up towards the top of my list.an old marine corps saying in tough times was tough times dont last tough people do. we all no how tough you are tred.keep fighting and well keep praying for you. semper fi and god bless. T.Evans

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from wyelkhunter39 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Mr. Barta,
I watch your shows on tv all the time. I was very surprised to hear about what had happened to you. I myself am diabled but still manage to drag my butt out every season and go hunting. I know things look bleak for you right now but keep your chin up. Im sure all of your fans will see you once again out hunting on tv, I look forward to it. Our prayers and best wishes are with you. See you soon.
Mike Morris

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from smcolt wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Tred love your show i hope you know howe much people admire u for your fortitude

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from Lgehojr wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

My wife and I both watch and enjoy your shows. Just as you say "Never, Never, Never give up! We will keep you in our prayers. Here is to getting stronger. The good Lord will make you strong, You are an inspiration to all. Here is to a speedy recovery and my God Bless You Tread Barta!

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from luishunt wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

you know my englishis not too good but im going to try to exppress
what a great respect i have for mr barta we hope that he get out of this big challenge and he can come back to the hunting and fishing ground so mr barta we are waitin for you always and you are always in our prayer because all my family are thinking on your fast recuperation.

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from bowman_2008 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

MR. BARTA MY NAME IS JOE MARTINEZ I AM A CAPTAIN WITH THE JIM WELLS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IN SOUTH TEXAS. I HAVE SEEN LOTS OF TRAGIC EVENTS, I HAVE ALSO SEEN HOW YOU HAVE CHALLENGED LIFE THE HARD WAY THE BARTA WAY, WELL I THINK GOD PREPARED YOU FOR THIS HARD LIFE CHANGING EVENT THAT YOU WILL PULL THROUGH IN YOUR OWN WAY, WE ARE PRAYING AND BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY TO YOUR RECOVERY. GOOD LUCK AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

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from heiner wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Dear Tred,
Hope you are getting stronger each day. God bless you! Praying for you and your family. heiner

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from PAPAGRIZZ1962 wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

MR BARTA JUST WANTED TO REASSURE YOU THE END IS NOT NEAR 15 YEARS AGO I SUFFERED A SPINE INJURY AND LOST ALL FEELING FROM MY WAIST DOWN AFTER 2 OPERATIONS AND A LOT OF HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION I REGAINED MY STRENGTH AND NOW I AM BACK IN THE THE FIELD DOING WHAT I LOVE ENJOYING TO OUTDOORS HUNTING SURF FISHING HORSEBACK RIDING AND I KNOW WITH YOUR DETERMINATION YOU WILL BE DOING THE SAME DONT EVER GIVE UP STAY STRONG KEEP THE FAITH AND YOU TRED BARTA WILL BE DOING THE SAME BEST WISHES AND BEST OF LUCK KEEP YOUR ARROWS FLYING STRAIGHT PAPAGRIZZ

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from ruritanman@hotm... wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Tred, I was devistated when I saw the program about your
stroke. You have always been "The Sportsman Of The Century" in my mind. God bless. You are the inspiration that all people would like to be.
Dan

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from bassinassasin22 wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Hello all friends and family of Tred... my name is Dana Sheldon, i live in California and have been following Tred and his out doors success for several years. My DVR at home is completly full of treds out door shows that i apsolutly admire. I recently watched the show where it shows him in the hospital and explains his condition... it is christmas eve and his show and condition brings tears to my eyes. My father lives in Huntington Beach, California and he has an everglades 290 center council boat that i would love to take Tred out on this summer as my own contribution to him now being dissabled...Annie please contact me via email to make arrangments... im very serious and hope Tred takes me up on this opportunity. I would love to take him into mexican waters and catch some big yellowtail, Dorado, Bluefin, Yellowfin, and other species as well. It would be a blessing to share some of my personal experiences and knowledge with someone i have followed through the outdoors for ever. His strong will, and natural instincts are amazing. Now that he has been paralized i would like to take him fishing and cater to him and help him have another memorable day on the water in tuna haven! Once again Annie i hope to hear from you or someone to take me up on this, this is the best and only way i could think to get to Tred and offer him another ever lasting memory. Tred i wish you the best of luck and just know you are in my prayers daily. God Bless You and your wonderful friends and family. Happy Holidays to all. Never quit Tred....

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from David Pack wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Mr. Barta,

Let me start off with this. My prayers are with you and your family. I have enjoyed watching your shows over the years. Your life has not ended, it has just taken a different route. The good Lord has something special in store for you. It may that he wants you to promote Hunts for fellow hunters with special needs such as your self. I have a friend that has been paralyzed from the waist down for thirty years and I have taken him turkey and Deer hunting. He got his first antlered deer this year. Although he was only a three pointer, you would have thought that he was a monster. It was good for me to see him so joyful for the experience. I just wish that he had more opportunities.

Good luck to you and never give up.

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from Denverigor wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Hi Tred, I am a stroke survivor as well, but have never heard of a spinal stroke. That stubborn streak I see in you via TV will come in handy now. It's the hardest job I ever had. I learned to walk again, and talk again, and thought I wanted to die a couple of times. However, I ended up going back to school and getting my degree in Human Services.My stroke was in '03, and I'm doing quite well, it's very hard work. Merry Christmas, and my best to you and your wife. You ain't dead yet, work hard!

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from goinghuntin wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Tred,

Be brave as you have shown you are so many times. God is with you and will bring you through this chalenge. I promise we will hunt together one day !! I look forward to that day

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from biggabe wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

out prayers go out to him, one hell of a man...

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from buckboy wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

dear tred u are in all of our thaughts n prayer's, you have to get better because youre the only real true hunter there is left. When my nine year old heard the news he was as upset as anyone id ever known . so please have a speedy recovery we love ya.
the poehmel family;

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from Bolt wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

We're not given more than we can handle. Tred is just able to handle more than the average person. He will do with this what he has always done , he will overcome it.

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from Heater wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

I first heard about Tred Barta's stroke this morning. My wife and I feel so bad for him. If anyone can get through this it will be Tred. We will pray for him and try to keep up with the latest news.

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from Law1107 wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Tred, I just saw your story on VS. channel. If this affliction can be overcome, I believe you can be the one to do it. I respect your viewpoints and genuine love for nature and the animals you harvest. You truly are an incredible and honest outdoorsman. You and your family are in my prayers and no doubt in the prayers of the millions of fans that you have. Never give up.

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from rmbr343 wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Tred,
I had just about given up on televised hunting programs because they just all seemed so "canned" same guys shooting the same deer out of the same towers or tree stands.When I found your show I gathered my boys (6&12) and told them "you boys watch this man", "this is what it means to be hunter"! we watched every show together and I am not ashamed to say we all cried when we watched the last episode.You have inspired me to be a better hunter, a better husband, a better father, and a better friend. I can never thank you enough and we look forward to seeing your new shows. Keep the wind in your face and your bible by your side.You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless you Tred Barta as He has blessed US with you!

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from Limb Slayer wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Hello Tred, Saw your show yesterday and fell out of my chair, How could this happen to such a good person as you..I watch your show every time it comes on and like the way you do your hunting and fishing, (The Barta Way) The Lord test us all and he is really testing you.. I have the love of the sport just like you and hope I could do what your doing now. You mean so very much to alot of us hunters and fishers that I know we'er all praying for you and your family now and hoping only the best will come out of this. God Bless you Tred........

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from RUSS VANDERKOOY wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

TRED, CRIED LAST NIGHT WHEN I SAW THE SHOW! YOU ARE MY MENTOR! LIKE YOU I ONLY ARCHERY ELK HUNT. ANYONE CAN SHOOT 200-800 YDS!(BEST OF THE WEST) I GO FOR THE CHALLENGE, TO GET UP CLOSE! LIKE OUR FOREFATHERS. MY BROTHER AND I GO EVERY YEAR, ITS A FAMILY TRADITION! ON OUR OWN, SELF GUIDED, IN GODS COUNTRY, NORTH OF RIFE! HAPPY TO SAY GOOD LUCK 4 OUT OF 5 YRS! BUT LIKE YOU ITS NOT THE KILL, ITS THE HUNT IN GODS COUNTRY, WITH FAMILY, NOTHING BUT FUN!
GOD BLESS!
WILL BE LOOKING FOR UPDATES DAILY!
LOVE YA YOU THE MAN TRED BARTTA

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from deja vu wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

I saw the show yesterday (documentary type) about the whole story from the time of the stroke to present. Very inspirational, never give up, the Barta way, prayers for recovery have been sent.

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from Don Coombe wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to Tred. Its unfortunate that the worst things happen to the best people. I have they utmost respect for Tred, I watch his show every week. I really admire the fact that he hunts with a longbow. I recieved a spinal cord injury 3 years ago, i was paralyzed for a year, and with rehab and working out at home, im getting back on my feet. The love I have for fishing and hunting wouldnt let me stay home. Tred is gonna pull out of this, its hard work, and Tred is too stubborn to let something like this keep him down. Getting out in the field was a lifesaver for me, im sure it is the same for tred. After catching a few fish and shooting a few bucks he will forget hes paralyzed. Never, never, never give up tred, keep working, youll make it, its gonna hurt and challenge you more than any hunt youve been on but you can do it. I wish you the best. take care

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from flanagan33 wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

A true inspiration to all that love the outdoors. Some cant admit it, but your way earns respect. like anything,
if it was easy everyone would do it. You definatly have my respect. Keep setting goals for yourself like you always have and you'll be enjoying life to the fullest. Our prayers are with you and your family
BARTA Your THE Man!!!!

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from Randy Kraemer wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

I just found out what happened to you. My prayers are with you. 4 years ago I fell from a stand & was paralyzed from the neck down. Thru time I recovered well enough to shoot a deer from the tree I fell out of. Keep trying, small improvements happen. God bless.

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from wrmouton wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Tred, you're one of a kind for sure. I pray that you recover soon. I enjoy all of your shows. Thanks

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from mste1957 wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Tred's show is the best on TV. No bait, no bullets, just very hard work. He is the best reminder as we evolve to super hunters that the fun is in the challenge and not the kill. Go get em with stick and string.If you miss, what the heck.Never give up. That is the Barta way.

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from headhuntr wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Hi Tred me and my sons live here in pueblo,Co and we were just watching u this mornin hunt black bears on VS.when my youngest son wanted to know what happen to you when i told him he was speechless he just couldnt imagine u in a hospital bed the first thing he said was " for christmas i want tred to get better" it was so awsome he is 11yrs old and watches u every friday...we will all be praying for you here and we know u will recover fully anybody with a personality like that has too.....your friends Darren & Dakota

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from MIelkman wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
Tred has the determination and with GOD all things are possible. GOD BLESS

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from docking wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Tred know that you that you are being prayed for. I appreciate your efforts to make the hunt your own. Keep your chin up and don't give up. We have a big God and he hears our prayers. May God bless you.

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from larrybeerer wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Get well soon Tred ,Larry Beerer from Bass Pro Shops Grapevine TX. Just heard the new A little late ha ha .

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from turkeycall wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Hey Tred, I was shocked when I heard of your illness. I don't even hunt but I love your show and the outdoors. I get up at 4am to get ready for work and hope to see a show of yours on Versus. I am thinking of buying a Barta bow to shoot. You are a true inspiration because I feel like I have done a lot of things the hard way too. I will keep you in my prayers and would like to hear from you when you are feeling better. Get well soon...I may need some lessons with the bow.

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from jparker wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

maybe Tred is feeling the pain of all the animals he has wounded over the years. If I was as poor a shot he is I would of given up years ago. Hello compound bow. But he does it the barta way, the stubborn way, the irresponsible way. How many bad shots does it take to realize you shouldn't be doing it that way? Don't wish poor health on anyone, but I have wasted more time watching this guy make poor shots than I should have.

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from bestfisherman007 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

you are the man. the dale earnhart of the longbow. the dirty harry of grizzly hunters. tred you are and i quote THE reason i hunt with a long bow! and by the way not a bad duck hunter! god bless man! tennessee loves you

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from brattbrown wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

our prayers are with Tred his wife and family, trust in God

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from valbelle wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

Tred Hear from Jimmy Scanlan that you are under the weather, Phik & I think ABOUT OFTEN AND MISS THE GOOD OLD DAYS SO VERY MUCH. PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH. TOSH LUERSSEN WAS HERE IN FLORIDA TO VISIT WITH NANCY. PHIL IS GOING TO BE 80 AND I AM 76. WE ARE STILL MARRIED.(57 YEARS) Rosie

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from xfeathersx wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Tred,
From watching your shows, you can smell Autumn coming, and we all know what that means. Archery. Stay positive and before you know it you'll be slinging shafts thru the air again.

Get well soon,
>>-feathers->

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from tigerfish12 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Tred-
We'll pray for you and we hope you get well soon! Love your show and the way you hunt, your appreciation for your quarry is unparalleled! Trophies are in the eye of the beholder and I prefer my trophies by the size of the memory, and the experience of the hunt. I hope to instill that in my own kids when they come of hunting age. That's why I respect your style. Wish you the best of luck and a speedy recovery. Your the man Barta, your the MAN!

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from greenmtboy1965 wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

deer ted dont swet it alot of people get good results with therapy . and here is my offer to you . Yuo get bettr and make your way to see me in vt and i promis you the best time of flyfishing and fun in the sun,with good people and good food and a lit of fish just acking to strech your line $ days in the bush light hiking to camps if your up to it .up in the beautifull green MTS of vermont all on free land camping on a beautifull mountain pond ,that has 20 in brook trout lots wildlife to wacha take photo's of .you wong go wrong!! and in return maby you could take on a hunt back at longbow ranch. i hunt the same way you do the hard way it would be fun

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from odieozy wrote 4 years 46 weeks ago

Dear Tred and Anni,
Sorry to hear about Treds illness,I would like to thank you for showing people what hunting is all about. It is about hunting not just shooting,after all that is why we exist today.I will be thinking about you and will soon see you back in the game D.

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from heathbryant wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Tred,
Keep your head up! We are praying for your full recovery. After watching a few of your shows and seeing what you do, I bought a Bear Longbow, and Tred Barta arrows and sold my compound. Now, traditional longbow and wooden arrows is all I hunt with because of you. I know you will be back at it the Barta Way soon. If was easy, everyone would be doing it. Keep a positive attitude and believe that you are already healed. The Scripture said you are already healed by His Stripes. It’s already yours. Just accept it as true, and work towards that, and start saying the future and not the present or past.

Heath Bryant – Houston, Texas

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from Sue Berfield wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

My husband and I so enjoy your hunting shows because you "do it your way". You are a good person, ethical, and our prayers are with you for a speedy recovery and with your family as well.
I just asked my husband the other day why we had not seen any of your hunts on the Outdoor channel or Versus and today we found out about your health issue. God Bless.

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from Fred Lounsberry wrote 4 years 50 weeks ago

Tred:

As General Patton said during WWII, "you magnificent bastard" you will recover, you will go offshore again, you will catch more tuna!!!!

I'm going offshore out of Ocean City, MD next weekend and the first tuna we catch we dedicate to you. We will be thinking about you when the outrigger pops, when the Penn TW-50 screams, when we put a gaff in that beautiful animal, when we fillet it, and most importantly, when we slap in on the grill. You are the reason I fish. Get well soon and get back out there!!!

Sincerely,

Capt. Fred
"Jubilee" Post-46
Annapolis, MD

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from hunt-n-grunt wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

TRED GET WELL AND STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE YET AND YOU ARE ONE BAD DUDE.........

AND REMEMBER THE SAYING DO IT THE BARTA WAY EVERY DAY

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from MICHAEL SPENCER wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Dear Tred and Annie,Happy 4th of July..I know you will have a speedy recovery,because so many people are praying for you both.looking foward to seeing back to your self and doing it the Barta way.God speed and we all love you.

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from sihalcotthunter wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

Just heard the news. Hopefully things will get better.
I'm praying for you Tred for a full recovery. Our sport needs you now and beyond. Get well soon.

sihalcotthunter

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from Zack McMahen wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

Tred is my hero. I am 12 and I am so upset about this happening! I am praying for you every day. Don't worry, God will take care of you - just don't give up asking him. I believe that everything happens for a reason - sometimes God doesn't want us to know the reason, but it's for our own good.

I shoot a longbow like you and my DVR records your show whenever it's on. Get better soon so you can make more shows!

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from Hogman08 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

I have always respected Mr. Barta. He is full of energy and excitement even when he does not bring home the kill. He really knows what it means to hunt and that the thrill is in the hunt and fair chase and not the kill. I wish him all the best and a full recovery. Prayers are being said and I know from experience that many times they are answered. I am sending all my support and prayers to Tred Barta and his family. Keep the faith and never give up the hope.

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from purplehead wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

Love the show, admire the man, and feel the pain of Tred and all of his extended family. May the Good Lord please bring him back to the strength and vitality that we all have seen.

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from cliffordabel wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

TRED , PLEASE HANG IN THERE, GET WELL SOON, LOVE YOUR SHOWS LOVE HOW YOU DO IT YOUR WAY. PLEASE STAY STRONG!!!

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from RSL1982 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

This man will DEFINATELY hunt again. We should ALL be inspired by his love for the outdoors. Let's all keep him in our prayers!

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from wjimenez wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Tred Barta has been one of the few TV people that really inspire me. He's a real American that tells it like it is. May God's loving healing touch be with him and his family.

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from Colorado Samurai wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I hope he recovers. I really enjoy his shows on TV.

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from COhunter wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

The first time I saw his show I wondered who this guy really was. I had mistaken him for some pretentious East Coast smoking jacket type. Was I ever wrong! Tred is not only the truest of outdoorsmen, he has accomplished so much through an unmatched work ethic. I have never seen anyone like him on t.v. Anyone who would forgo a rifle to hunt grizzlies with a hand made longbow deserves respect and admiration. He care about the environment in which he hunts and fishes and shows respect for the animals he stalks. Sometimes he's succesful- more than sometimes, but I also admire that he shows the times when he is not. You are in my prayers, Tred. Get well soon!

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from jeff_jarrell wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I agree with lionkiller! Stop the PC! Pray for Tred. He's one of the few that talks the talk and walks the walk! He's a true American, and an inspiration to all that hunt, fish, and love the outdoors.

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from Big O wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Mr. Barta's E-mail is as follows, Please send your encouragement,prayers, and love. He deserves it.
tred.barta@bartaiso.com

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from Montana Joe wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I cannot help but think regardless of how Tred recover's, that if he has to drag himself through the woods to hunt, or over the deck of a boat, he will do it, he just aint got no quit in him!

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from Bo wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Being the survivor of a stroke, I understand a lot of the emotion he and his family are experiencing. The fact that he has gained back some movement and sensation is indeed encouraging, as usually there will not be a worsening of the situation this long after the fact, absent another stroke. Things usually get better from here, in my experience. It is hard to tell at this stage the rehab potential, but the key is never give up. Been there, done that. (not the most fun I've ever had)

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from sgp5163 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I have nothing but respect for Tred Barta! Please express our sympathy and tell him he is in our prayers!

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from lionkiller23 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Quit being so politically correct, and ask people to pray for him, not just "keep him in your thoughts."

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from sgp5163 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I have nothing but respect for Tred Barta! Please express our sympathy and tell him he is in our prayers!

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from Montana Joe wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I cannot help but think regardless of how Tred recover's, that if he has to drag himself through the woods to hunt, or over the deck of a boat, he will do it, he just aint got no quit in him!

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from Zack McMahen wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

Tred is my hero. I am 12 and I am so upset about this happening! I am praying for you every day. Don't worry, God will take care of you - just don't give up asking him. I believe that everything happens for a reason - sometimes God doesn't want us to know the reason, but it's for our own good.

I shoot a longbow like you and my DVR records your show whenever it's on. Get better soon so you can make more shows!

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from lionkiller23 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Quit being so politically correct, and ask people to pray for him, not just "keep him in your thoughts."

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from rmbr343 wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Tred,
I had just about given up on televised hunting programs because they just all seemed so "canned" same guys shooting the same deer out of the same towers or tree stands.When I found your show I gathered my boys (6&12) and told them "you boys watch this man", "this is what it means to be hunter"! we watched every show together and I am not ashamed to say we all cried when we watched the last episode.You have inspired me to be a better hunter, a better husband, a better father, and a better friend. I can never thank you enough and we look forward to seeing your new shows. Keep the wind in your face and your bible by your side.You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless you Tred Barta as He has blessed US with you!

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from Big O wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Mr. Barta's E-mail is as follows, Please send your encouragement,prayers, and love. He deserves it.
tred.barta@bartaiso.com

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from jeff_jarrell wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I agree with lionkiller! Stop the PC! Pray for Tred. He's one of the few that talks the talk and walks the walk! He's a true American, and an inspiration to all that hunt, fish, and love the outdoors.

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from COhunter wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

The first time I saw his show I wondered who this guy really was. I had mistaken him for some pretentious East Coast smoking jacket type. Was I ever wrong! Tred is not only the truest of outdoorsmen, he has accomplished so much through an unmatched work ethic. I have never seen anyone like him on t.v. Anyone who would forgo a rifle to hunt grizzlies with a hand made longbow deserves respect and admiration. He care about the environment in which he hunts and fishes and shows respect for the animals he stalks. Sometimes he's succesful- more than sometimes, but I also admire that he shows the times when he is not. You are in my prayers, Tred. Get well soon!

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from headhuntr wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Hi Tred me and my sons live here in pueblo,Co and we were just watching u this mornin hunt black bears on VS.when my youngest son wanted to know what happen to you when i told him he was speechless he just couldnt imagine u in a hospital bed the first thing he said was " for christmas i want tred to get better" it was so awsome he is 11yrs old and watches u every friday...we will all be praying for you here and we know u will recover fully anybody with a personality like that has too.....your friends Darren & Dakota

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from Limb Slayer wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Hello Tred, Saw your show yesterday and fell out of my chair, How could this happen to such a good person as you..I watch your show every time it comes on and like the way you do your hunting and fishing, (The Barta Way) The Lord test us all and he is really testing you.. I have the love of the sport just like you and hope I could do what your doing now. You mean so very much to alot of us hunters and fishers that I know we'er all praying for you and your family now and hoping only the best will come out of this. God Bless you Tred........

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from wallbanger wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Tred Barta has been my hero since the first time I seen him on T.V. My heart goes out to him and his family. On the upside, we all know Tred will still do it (THE BARTA WAY). Whenever me or my buddies do something that is difficult we always say "doin it the barta way". I know you will give other people hope that have gone through this Tred because you have no quit in you and will show people how to overcome things like this. You will be part of my life as long as I live. Thanks for being Tred Barta!

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from Colorado Samurai wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I hope he recovers. I really enjoy his shows on TV.

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from RSL1982 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

This man will DEFINATELY hunt again. We should ALL be inspired by his love for the outdoors. Let's all keep him in our prayers!

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from cliffordabel wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

TRED , PLEASE HANG IN THERE, GET WELL SOON, LOVE YOUR SHOWS LOVE HOW YOU DO IT YOUR WAY. PLEASE STAY STRONG!!!

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from Fred Lounsberry wrote 4 years 50 weeks ago

Tred:

As General Patton said during WWII, "you magnificent bastard" you will recover, you will go offshore again, you will catch more tuna!!!!

I'm going offshore out of Ocean City, MD next weekend and the first tuna we catch we dedicate to you. We will be thinking about you when the outrigger pops, when the Penn TW-50 screams, when we put a gaff in that beautiful animal, when we fillet it, and most importantly, when we slap in on the grill. You are the reason I fish. Get well soon and get back out there!!!

Sincerely,

Capt. Fred
"Jubilee" Post-46
Annapolis, MD

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from turkeycall wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Hey Tred, I was shocked when I heard of your illness. I don't even hunt but I love your show and the outdoors. I get up at 4am to get ready for work and hope to see a show of yours on Versus. I am thinking of buying a Barta bow to shoot. You are a true inspiration because I feel like I have done a lot of things the hard way too. I will keep you in my prayers and would like to hear from you when you are feeling better. Get well soon...I may need some lessons with the bow.

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from mste1957 wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Tred's show is the best on TV. No bait, no bullets, just very hard work. He is the best reminder as we evolve to super hunters that the fun is in the challenge and not the kill. Go get em with stick and string.If you miss, what the heck.Never give up. That is the Barta way.

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from Randy Kraemer wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

I just found out what happened to you. My prayers are with you. 4 years ago I fell from a stand & was paralyzed from the neck down. Thru time I recovered well enough to shoot a deer from the tree I fell out of. Keep trying, small improvements happen. God bless.

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from Denverigor wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Hi Tred, I am a stroke survivor as well, but have never heard of a spinal stroke. That stubborn streak I see in you via TV will come in handy now. It's the hardest job I ever had. I learned to walk again, and talk again, and thought I wanted to die a couple of times. However, I ended up going back to school and getting my degree in Human Services.My stroke was in '03, and I'm doing quite well, it's very hard work. Merry Christmas, and my best to you and your wife. You ain't dead yet, work hard!

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from PAPAGRIZZ1962 wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

MR BARTA JUST WANTED TO REASSURE YOU THE END IS NOT NEAR 15 YEARS AGO I SUFFERED A SPINE INJURY AND LOST ALL FEELING FROM MY WAIST DOWN AFTER 2 OPERATIONS AND A LOT OF HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION I REGAINED MY STRENGTH AND NOW I AM BACK IN THE THE FIELD DOING WHAT I LOVE ENJOYING TO OUTDOORS HUNTING SURF FISHING HORSEBACK RIDING AND I KNOW WITH YOUR DETERMINATION YOU WILL BE DOING THE SAME DONT EVER GIVE UP STAY STRONG KEEP THE FAITH AND YOU TRED BARTA WILL BE DOING THE SAME BEST WISHES AND BEST OF LUCK KEEP YOUR ARROWS FLYING STRAIGHT PAPAGRIZZ

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from bowman_2008 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

MR. BARTA MY NAME IS JOE MARTINEZ I AM A CAPTAIN WITH THE JIM WELLS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IN SOUTH TEXAS. I HAVE SEEN LOTS OF TRAGIC EVENTS, I HAVE ALSO SEEN HOW YOU HAVE CHALLENGED LIFE THE HARD WAY THE BARTA WAY, WELL I THINK GOD PREPARED YOU FOR THIS HARD LIFE CHANGING EVENT THAT YOU WILL PULL THROUGH IN YOUR OWN WAY, WE ARE PRAYING AND BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY TO YOUR RECOVERY. GOOD LUCK AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

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from luishunt wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

you know my englishis not too good but im going to try to exppress
what a great respect i have for mr barta we hope that he get out of this big challenge and he can come back to the hunting and fishing ground so mr barta we are waitin for you always and you are always in our prayer because all my family are thinking on your fast recuperation.

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from Kamikazie wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Tred,
Thanks for all the enjoyable shows. I see your next adenture in helping those who have disablities that love to fish and hunt. Please continue your shows as I think they will be more exciting than ever.

Thanks

I am praying for you..

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from Bo wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Being the survivor of a stroke, I understand a lot of the emotion he and his family are experiencing. The fact that he has gained back some movement and sensation is indeed encouraging, as usually there will not be a worsening of the situation this long after the fact, absent another stroke. Things usually get better from here, in my experience. It is hard to tell at this stage the rehab potential, but the key is never give up. Been there, done that. (not the most fun I've ever had)

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from wjimenez wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Tred Barta has been one of the few TV people that really inspire me. He's a real American that tells it like it is. May God's loving healing touch be with him and his family.

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from purplehead wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

Love the show, admire the man, and feel the pain of Tred and all of his extended family. May the Good Lord please bring him back to the strength and vitality that we all have seen.

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from Hogman08 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

I have always respected Mr. Barta. He is full of energy and excitement even when he does not bring home the kill. He really knows what it means to hunt and that the thrill is in the hunt and fair chase and not the kill. I wish him all the best and a full recovery. Prayers are being said and I know from experience that many times they are answered. I am sending all my support and prayers to Tred Barta and his family. Keep the faith and never give up the hope.

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from sihalcotthunter wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

Just heard the news. Hopefully things will get better.
I'm praying for you Tred for a full recovery. Our sport needs you now and beyond. Get well soon.

sihalcotthunter

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from MICHAEL SPENCER wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Dear Tred and Annie,Happy 4th of July..I know you will have a speedy recovery,because so many people are praying for you both.looking foward to seeing back to your self and doing it the Barta way.God speed and we all love you.

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from hunt-n-grunt wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

TRED GET WELL AND STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE YET AND YOU ARE ONE BAD DUDE.........

AND REMEMBER THE SAYING DO IT THE BARTA WAY EVERY DAY

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from Sue Berfield wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

My husband and I so enjoy your hunting shows because you "do it your way". You are a good person, ethical, and our prayers are with you for a speedy recovery and with your family as well.
I just asked my husband the other day why we had not seen any of your hunts on the Outdoor channel or Versus and today we found out about your health issue. God Bless.

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from heathbryant wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

Tred,
Keep your head up! We are praying for your full recovery. After watching a few of your shows and seeing what you do, I bought a Bear Longbow, and Tred Barta arrows and sold my compound. Now, traditional longbow and wooden arrows is all I hunt with because of you. I know you will be back at it the Barta Way soon. If was easy, everyone would be doing it. Keep a positive attitude and believe that you are already healed. The Scripture said you are already healed by His Stripes. It’s already yours. Just accept it as true, and work towards that, and start saying the future and not the present or past.

Heath Bryant – Houston, Texas

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from odieozy wrote 4 years 46 weeks ago

Dear Tred and Anni,
Sorry to hear about Treds illness,I would like to thank you for showing people what hunting is all about. It is about hunting not just shooting,after all that is why we exist today.I will be thinking about you and will soon see you back in the game D.

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from greenmtboy1965 wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

deer ted dont swet it alot of people get good results with therapy . and here is my offer to you . Yuo get bettr and make your way to see me in vt and i promis you the best time of flyfishing and fun in the sun,with good people and good food and a lit of fish just acking to strech your line $ days in the bush light hiking to camps if your up to it .up in the beautifull green MTS of vermont all on free land camping on a beautifull mountain pond ,that has 20 in brook trout lots wildlife to wacha take photo's of .you wong go wrong!! and in return maby you could take on a hunt back at longbow ranch. i hunt the same way you do the hard way it would be fun

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from tigerfish12 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Tred-
We'll pray for you and we hope you get well soon! Love your show and the way you hunt, your appreciation for your quarry is unparalleled! Trophies are in the eye of the beholder and I prefer my trophies by the size of the memory, and the experience of the hunt. I hope to instill that in my own kids when they come of hunting age. That's why I respect your style. Wish you the best of luck and a speedy recovery. Your the man Barta, your the MAN!

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from valbelle wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

Tred Hear from Jimmy Scanlan that you are under the weather, Phik & I think ABOUT OFTEN AND MISS THE GOOD OLD DAYS SO VERY MUCH. PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH. TOSH LUERSSEN WAS HERE IN FLORIDA TO VISIT WITH NANCY. PHIL IS GOING TO BE 80 AND I AM 76. WE ARE STILL MARRIED.(57 YEARS) Rosie

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from bestfisherman007 wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

you are the man. the dale earnhart of the longbow. the dirty harry of grizzly hunters. tred you are and i quote THE reason i hunt with a long bow! and by the way not a bad duck hunter! god bless man! tennessee loves you

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from larrybeerer wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Get well soon Tred ,Larry Beerer from Bass Pro Shops Grapevine TX. Just heard the new A little late ha ha .

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from docking wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Tred know that you that you are being prayed for. I appreciate your efforts to make the hunt your own. Keep your chin up and don't give up. We have a big God and he hears our prayers. May God bless you.

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from MIelkman wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
Tred has the determination and with GOD all things are possible. GOD BLESS

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from wrmouton wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Tred, you're one of a kind for sure. I pray that you recover soon. I enjoy all of your shows. Thanks

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from flanagan33 wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

A true inspiration to all that love the outdoors. Some cant admit it, but your way earns respect. like anything,
if it was easy everyone would do it. You definatly have my respect. Keep setting goals for yourself like you always have and you'll be enjoying life to the fullest. Our prayers are with you and your family
BARTA Your THE Man!!!!

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from Don Coombe wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to Tred. Its unfortunate that the worst things happen to the best people. I have they utmost respect for Tred, I watch his show every week. I really admire the fact that he hunts with a longbow. I recieved a spinal cord injury 3 years ago, i was paralyzed for a year, and with rehab and working out at home, im getting back on my feet. The love I have for fishing and hunting wouldnt let me stay home. Tred is gonna pull out of this, its hard work, and Tred is too stubborn to let something like this keep him down. Getting out in the field was a lifesaver for me, im sure it is the same for tred. After catching a few fish and shooting a few bucks he will forget hes paralyzed. Never, never, never give up tred, keep working, youll make it, its gonna hurt and challenge you more than any hunt youve been on but you can do it. I wish you the best. take care

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from deja vu wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

I saw the show yesterday (documentary type) about the whole story from the time of the stroke to present. Very inspirational, never give up, the Barta way, prayers for recovery have been sent.

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from RUSS VANDERKOOY wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

TRED, CRIED LAST NIGHT WHEN I SAW THE SHOW! YOU ARE MY MENTOR! LIKE YOU I ONLY ARCHERY ELK HUNT. ANYONE CAN SHOOT 200-800 YDS!(BEST OF THE WEST) I GO FOR THE CHALLENGE, TO GET UP CLOSE! LIKE OUR FOREFATHERS. MY BROTHER AND I GO EVERY YEAR, ITS A FAMILY TRADITION! ON OUR OWN, SELF GUIDED, IN GODS COUNTRY, NORTH OF RIFE! HAPPY TO SAY GOOD LUCK 4 OUT OF 5 YRS! BUT LIKE YOU ITS NOT THE KILL, ITS THE HUNT IN GODS COUNTRY, WITH FAMILY, NOTHING BUT FUN!
GOD BLESS!
WILL BE LOOKING FOR UPDATES DAILY!
LOVE YA YOU THE MAN TRED BARTTA

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from Law1107 wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

Tred, I just saw your story on VS. channel. If this affliction can be overcome, I believe you can be the one to do it. I respect your viewpoints and genuine love for nature and the animals you harvest. You truly are an incredible and honest outdoorsman. You and your family are in my prayers and no doubt in the prayers of the millions of fans that you have. Never give up.

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from Heater wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

I first heard about Tred Barta's stroke this morning. My wife and I feel so bad for him. If anyone can get through this it will be Tred. We will pray for him and try to keep up with the latest news.

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from Bolt wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

We're not given more than we can handle. Tred is just able to handle more than the average person. He will do with this what he has always done , he will overcome it.

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from buckboy wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

dear tred u are in all of our thaughts n prayer's, you have to get better because youre the only real true hunter there is left. When my nine year old heard the news he was as upset as anyone id ever known . so please have a speedy recovery we love ya.
the poehmel family;

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from biggabe wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

out prayers go out to him, one hell of a man...

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from goinghuntin wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Tred,

Be brave as you have shown you are so many times. God is with you and will bring you through this chalenge. I promise we will hunt together one day !! I look forward to that day

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from David Pack wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Mr. Barta,

Let me start off with this. My prayers are with you and your family. I have enjoyed watching your shows over the years. Your life has not ended, it has just taken a different route. The good Lord has something special in store for you. It may that he wants you to promote Hunts for fellow hunters with special needs such as your self. I have a friend that has been paralyzed from the waist down for thirty years and I have taken him turkey and Deer hunting. He got his first antlered deer this year. Although he was only a three pointer, you would have thought that he was a monster. It was good for me to see him so joyful for the experience. I just wish that he had more opportunities.

Good luck to you and never give up.

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from bassinassasin22 wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Hello all friends and family of Tred... my name is Dana Sheldon, i live in California and have been following Tred and his out doors success for several years. My DVR at home is completly full of treds out door shows that i apsolutly admire. I recently watched the show where it shows him in the hospital and explains his condition... it is christmas eve and his show and condition brings tears to my eyes. My father lives in Huntington Beach, California and he has an everglades 290 center council boat that i would love to take Tred out on this summer as my own contribution to him now being dissabled...Annie please contact me via email to make arrangments... im very serious and hope Tred takes me up on this opportunity. I would love to take him into mexican waters and catch some big yellowtail, Dorado, Bluefin, Yellowfin, and other species as well. It would be a blessing to share some of my personal experiences and knowledge with someone i have followed through the outdoors for ever. His strong will, and natural instincts are amazing. Now that he has been paralized i would like to take him fishing and cater to him and help him have another memorable day on the water in tuna haven! Once again Annie i hope to hear from you or someone to take me up on this, this is the best and only way i could think to get to Tred and offer him another ever lasting memory. Tred i wish you the best of luck and just know you are in my prayers daily. God Bless You and your wonderful friends and family. Happy Holidays to all. Never quit Tred....

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from heiner wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

Dear Tred,
Hope you are getting stronger each day. God bless you! Praying for you and your family. heiner

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from Lgehojr wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

My wife and I both watch and enjoy your shows. Just as you say "Never, Never, Never give up! We will keep you in our prayers. Here is to getting stronger. The good Lord will make you strong, You are an inspiration to all. Here is to a speedy recovery and my God Bless You Tread Barta!

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from smcolt wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Tred love your show i hope you know howe much people admire u for your fortitude

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from wyelkhunter39 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Mr. Barta,
I watch your shows on tv all the time. I was very surprised to hear about what had happened to you. I myself am diabled but still manage to drag my butt out every season and go hunting. I know things look bleak for you right now but keep your chin up. Im sure all of your fans will see you once again out hunting on tv, I look forward to it. Our prayers and best wishes are with you. See you soon.
Mike Morris

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from T.Evans wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

Tred my wife and i have watched your show for years. both were shook up about your illness. watched your show today fishing guatamala.being a disabled marine veteran ive seen my share of warriors you my friend rank up towards the top of my list.an old marine corps saying in tough times was tough times dont last tough people do. we all no how tough you are tred.keep fighting and well keep praying for you. semper fi and god bless. T.Evans

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from Tod E Nobriga wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Hey Tred,
I saw a part of show when I saw you in a wheelchair, while fishing. I could't beleive it. I had to find out more. Anyway, hope you will recover comepletey. Being a bird hunter for all of my life I was amazed at your getting that banded Greenhead with a "longbow!" Do you know what the odds of that happening would be? That just shows that you will beat the odds of your health issue. God bless! Tod E Nobriga

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from upfisherman96 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

i hope he gets better

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from mamak331 wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

MR. BARTA, GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK ON YOUR SHOWS WE MISSED YOU, OUR WHOLE FAMILY LOVES YOUR SHOWS BECAUSE YOU REMIND EVERYONE HOW TO DO IT THERE WAY NOT ALWAYS THE EASY WAY. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND IT IS SO GREAT TO SEE YOU AND YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC ATTITUDE BACK ON TV.STILL THE BARTA WAY!! YOU GO!!
THE HATEM FAMILY

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from dwb wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

Two pound test, yes I said two pound test catching a sail fish no less. Need I say more! Yes, only Tred Barta doing things as usual...his way! A tough man some will say, a determine man others, but as far as I'm concerned, Tred is only just being Tred, honest sincere and damn it right to the point. Getting it done kis way, and always willing to learn and teach anyone that has the smarts to listen. Great to see this giant of an outdoors man back to what we and he loves doing. Tred your the man that is an inspiration to us all. As I tell my kid's and now my grandkids...never give up! Would Tred Barta give up...NEVER!

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from bovee89 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Tred, You are the man! I hunt recurve because it's the hard way, the Barta way. Get yourself better, I believe in your inner strength. You're an inspiration to ALL outdoorsmen. It is great to see you back on TV. Never stop being you... 100% commited. Hang tough and never quit. Blue Skies...(it's a skydiving thing)

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from robivee wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

I saw Tred on his show in the wheelchair, after hearing about his condition, I prayed for him and his family. Lifes short so get out & enjoy it now. I hav"nt fished in a while, but I"am goin to get some new gear, and I"am going to start getting out there again.
Tred"s a die hard who loves the sport, keep at it brother.

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from john 5589 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Dear Tred

You are the best TV host EVER. I really love your TV show and you have inspired me to continue bluewater fishing. I suffer from a rare, painfully debilatating back condition that is effecting the rest of my limbs if not for your TV show that insipres me to make my wife and I better bluewater anglers I would have been confined to a wheelchair and a morphine pump that would surley keep me nearly comatoused to combat the pain. KEEP YOUR CHIN UP AND THANK YOU FOR THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE HELPED GIVE ME. just appreciate your friends bbecause since my alements your show and my WIFE have kept me going.

John Blanks

P.S. I saw the "MIKIRA" at the Baldhead Is. tourn several years ago. It was a true pleasure to see your boat, maybe I will get the pleasure of meeting you 1 day.

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from Mick R. wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Love or hate Tred Barta? Well, I used to say I couldn't stand the arrogant loudmouth... Until, I just saw his show since his stroke - Mr. Barta has become a new hero of mine. No sympathy, because the tough SOB wouldn't hear of it. Rock on Ted, I see you in a whole new light, my friend.

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from jefree58 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Just warched Tred catching trout in Colorado on Virsus. Way to Go. Never stop in beleaving!

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from verno wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

Noone does it like Tred...Love the show and I was glad to see him out there again fishing for trout. It takes a very strong man to tackle the hurdles he has faced. My prayers are with him and his family

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from bfhc wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Know what he's going through. Lost my legs after back surgery,some 20 yrs ago. Still get my share of game and fish, thanks to family and friends and GOD!! It could always be worse. Never give up...

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from Tru_Redneck1974 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Tred glad ya r back and I hope ya continue to get better our prayers and thoughts are with you and annie get plenty of rest so you can get better faster.

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from xfeathersx wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Tred,
From watching your shows, you can smell Autumn coming, and we all know what that means. Archery. Stay positive and before you know it you'll be slinging shafts thru the air again.

Get well soon,
>>-feathers->

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from brattbrown wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

our prayers are with Tred his wife and family, trust in God

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from ruritanman@hotm... wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

Tred, I was devistated when I saw the program about your
stroke. You have always been "The Sportsman Of The Century" in my mind. God bless. You are the inspiration that all people would like to be.
Dan

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from papajocu wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Hello Tred I hope this gets to ya, I too, am paralyzed t-7 down (breast). I still love to bow hunt & fish. Although it is tough, I have found life is only up hill half the time (kind of my motto).
I have learned more about myself since my accident in 1997 than I ever imagined I could. Lots of little things I learned along the way too, like NEVER gut a deer from the wheelchair. Had to fall in two gut piles to learn that one!
If you ever want another hunting partner drop me a line papajocu@yahoo.com

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from garfi wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Tred, I just saw your story on VS. channel. If this affliction can be overcome, I believe you can be the one to do it. I respect your viewpoints and genuine love for nature and the animals you harvest. You truly are an incredible and honest outdoorsman. porno day You and your family are in my prayers and no doubt in the prayers of the millions of fans that you have. Never give up.

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from jparker wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

maybe Tred is feeling the pain of all the animals he has wounded over the years. If I was as poor a shot he is I would of given up years ago. Hello compound bow. But he does it the barta way, the stubborn way, the irresponsible way. How many bad shots does it take to realize you shouldn't be doing it that way? Don't wish poor health on anyone, but I have wasted more time watching this guy make poor shots than I should have.

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