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Old November 19th, 2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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New record Bear in PA

That is a lot of bear for anyone and especially someone with a bow.

Record-busting, 879-pound bear bagged in Poconos | PoconoRecord.com

The heaviest black bear ever recorded in Pennsylvania was shot and killed by a bow hunter just north of Fernwood Resort in Pike County on Monday.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission confirmed that David Price of Barrett Township killed the 17-year-old bruin, which had an estimated live weight of 879 pounds. The bear had a field-dressed weight of 744 pounds.

Price's bear was 15 pounds heavier than the state's previous record holder, a 864-pound bear killed by Doug Kristiansen of Dingman Township in 2003. That bear was also shot in Pike County.


"This bear could be No. 1 in the world," game commission spokesman Tim Conway said of Price's bear.

The world record is determined by skull size. After 60 days, the bear's skull will be measured to determine where it will stand in the record books. The world record skull is more than 23 inches wide, Conway said.
Attempts to reach Price on Thursday were unsuccessful.

Every year bears killed in Pennsylvania are entered into the Boone and Crocket rifle record books. Bears that have a skull measurement of 20 inches or greater are eligible.

This bear is unique and will be remembered because it was killed during Pennsylvania's first statewide archery hunt and could be ranked as high as No. 1 in the Pope and Young archery records.

Since 1992, six bears weighing at least 800 pounds have been killed in Pennsylvania.

Price's bear was known to game officers in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It was captured and tagged in New Jersey, but never in Pennsylvania, Conway said.



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Wow....That's a big bear!
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Thanks for posting this Terry! That is a lot of Bear.
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You get the bear down and clean out 135 pounds of innards and then you've got 744 pounds to get out of the woods. I guess you go looking for someone with a log skidder. Same problem moose hunters have up here.
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and that is why you run a CREW of guys w/Eberlestock packs LOL

and that dude USES a stick and string ... gonna get a B&C entry to boot
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Holy cow thats a huge bear. Thanks for posting.
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reading the comments section of that article, that bear may have been a dumpster diver, hand fed. Hope it ain't so ...
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reading the comments section of that article, that bear may have been a dumpster diver, hand fed. Hope it ain't so ...
In the Pocono Mountains, there are plenty of resorts for both snow skiing and honeymooners and they all have large dining rooms and restuarants so the probability of it being a dumpster is pretty high.
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In the Pocono Mountains, there are plenty of resorts for both snow skiing and honeymooners and they all have large dining rooms and restuarants so the probability of it being a dumpster is pretty high.
let's just hope the dude didn't bait him by a dumpster ...
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It sounds like it was killed in the Delaware Water Gap off 209. There probably is plenty available at both ends for him to dive into. Any bear you get around there has a similar cuisine.
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It sounds like it was killed in the Delaware Water Gap off 209. There probably is plenty available at both ends for him to dive into. Any bear you get around there has a similar cuisine.
and this is where I think there is an issue with B&C scoring ... just my o.o2

should we "REALLY" claim a B&C from a managed or dumpster fed harvest? I mean really these animals aren't "true" WILD.

maybe just me thinking fair chase wild animal hunts ... shrug
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Nice bear, years ago I read an article about a Black Bear that had been live trapped by the PA fish and game, it weighed in at well over 800 lbs. I know in Ontario Canada they take quite a few very large blackies, up around this size. Here is a link to a site showing how big some get. This one was not taken Hunting but from harvesting corn.
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Unfortunately this is not such a good ending for the hunter.
I read an article that this bear was being fed by a grounds keeper and other employees of the Fernwood Resort for over 17 years,ever since he was a cub. They even gave him the nickname of Bozo. The report also said that he was even tame.
It is an extrodinary animal that anyone would be proud to have taken,but the hunter is now being critisized by many people for the manner in which it was taken.
The outcome is both bitter and sweet.
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