772 lb PA Black Bear!

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  1. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Yikes! This bear looks as large as some of our Alaskan Brown Bear. Bigger than many Grizzlies.

    Pennsylvania man reportedly bags 772-pound black bear | Fox News

    "A Pennsylvania man reportedly bagged the largest recorded black bear of the season when he successfully took it down with two shots fired from his deceased father’s rifle.

    The Pennsylvania Game Commission said the bear shot by Daniel Beavers weighed 772 pounds, The Scranton Times-Tribune reported."
     
  2. jwall3d11

    jwall3d11 Well-Known Member

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    Pa regularly kills bears over 600 LBS. I believe the biggest was a few years back weighing 839 LBS. Unfortunately I think the bear was shot in Pa then the guy claimed he shot it in West Virginia for whatever reason so he doesn't have it anymore. The knock against Pa bears and most eastern bears is that they grow big but their skulls don't. Either way that's an awesome bear. The land I was hunting this year had a 733 pounder killed on it in 05.
     

  3. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    What do these bears fatten up on? Dunkin Doughnuts?
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Hippies and the likes
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    In that video next to that guy it looked like a book bear all the way
     
  6. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    I read today that bears skull measured 23 5/8" or something like that! I'm trying to find the article!
     
  7. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Look's like the Godzilla of black bear!
     
  8. Pa Grizz

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    The Pa game commission have weighed two bear over 900lbs.One was in the spring.This was from a couple of wardens at an outdooor show.They would not tell where.
     
  9. Pa Grizz

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    That 839lb bear now is in the game commission office in Harrisburg Pa.It was taken out of season,but the West Virginia season was open so the guys took down there.The people at the check in station knew they did not have any bears that big so they got the hunter to talk
     
  10. jmason

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    People feeding them, dumpster diving, trash cans