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Record PA Black Bear Taken

A Pennsylvania bow hunter broke the state's record on Monday when he took a 879-pound black bear with a bow.

11/19/2010


A Pennsylvania bow hunter broke the state's record on Monday when he took a 879-pound black bear with a bow in Pike County. The 17-year-old bear is also noteable because it was taken during Pennsylvania's first state-wide archery hunt.


Read the full story at the Pocono Record.


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4 Responses to Record PA Black Bear Taken

musky70 wrote:
January 29, 2011

This guy should have just gone hunting parked cars. There's more "sport" in that

Tom L wrote:
December 22, 2010

the individual who was feeding this bear should be arrested and prosecuted for endangering the lives of the people in the area.

drsmythe wrote:
November 23, 2010

"Fair chase", or many other ideas of sportsmanship, are a human constructs, which have little to do with humane harvesting. The odds of a clean kill over feed is far greater than that under many "open field" scenarios. Plus, in the case of bears, killing a sow with cubs can be be avoided. In this particular case, this old bear was most likely approaching the end of his natural life span and suffered a great deal less than he would have if left to die from natural causes. Having said all that I would not have shot him.

Hunter74 wrote:
November 23, 2010

This bear was a "pet" of a man who hand fed this bear since it was a cub. The hunter knew its travel corridor to and from the persons house and shot it that way.