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    Default Record Black Bear Taken With a Bow in Pike County

    Record-busting, 879-pound bear bagged in Poconos



    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 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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    Default Re: Record Black Bear Taken With a Bow in Pike County

    How do you get something like that out of the woods?
    Illegitimus non carborundum est

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    Default Re: Record Black Bear Taken With a Bow in Pike County

    can't find a link to this. could you provid one ? not doubting you. want to send it to a friend.

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    Default Re: Record Black Bear Taken With a Bow in Pike County

    Quote Originally Posted by gghbi View Post
    How do you get something like that out of the woods?
    Preferably with a Sikorsky.
    Stupidity is inherited, ignorance is a choice.

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    Default Re: Record Black Bear Taken With a Bow in Pike County

    Quote Originally Posted by gghbi View Post
    How do you get something like that out of the woods?
    Logging truck?
    There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy - Dante.

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    Default Re: Record Black Bear Taken With a Bow in Pike County

    Quote Originally Posted by DukeConnor View Post
    can't find a link to this. could you provid one ? not doubting you. want to send it to a friend.
    My bad, forgot to add the linky.

    https://www.poconorecord.com/article.../News/11190341

    That thing is a friggin monster. I didn't know that black bears got that big in PA.

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    Default Re: Record Black Bear Taken With a Bow in Pike County

    Quote Originally Posted by RockIsland View Post
    My bad, forgot to add the linky.

    https://www.poconorecord.com/article.../News/11190341

    That thing is a friggin monster. I didn't know that black bears got that big in PA.
    It looks like they get that big in NJ then move to PA.
    Stupidity is inherited, ignorance is a choice.

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    Default Re: Record Black Bear Taken With a Bow in Pike County

    Big bear.

    Story from 2010.
    "How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessnes."

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    Default Re: Record Black Bear Taken With a Bow in Pike County

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandcut View Post
    Big bear.

    Story from 2010.
    I was thinking I had seen that photo before, and years ago at that.
    Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? - J.R.R. Tolkien

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    Default Re: Record Black Bear Taken With a Bow in Pike County

    A beast that big and rare I could never take.

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