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New Pa State Record Bear

Postby Indian Summer » 11 22, 2018 •  [Post 1]

Pa has the largest black bears in the country. Unfortunately since bear season is right before deer season I never take off work for it. This monster makes me want to give it a try. Forest County which I know well. 780 pounds!
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Re: New Pa State Record Bear

Postby Deanmac » 11 22, 2018 •  [Post 2]

That is huge. Georgia's biggest is 673 taken with a bow
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Re: New Pa State Record Bear

Postby Old school » 11 22, 2018 •  [Post 3]

Wow - that is enormous! We've got a few here in the Ozarks that have migrated north from Arkansas, but nothing remotely close to that size.

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Re: New Pa State Record Bear

Postby Elkhntr08 » 11 22, 2018 •  [Post 4]

Wow! Had no idea PA had bears like that.
What doesn't kill you, hurts like hell.
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Re: New Pa State Record Bear

Postby Indian Summer » 11 22, 2018 •  [Post 5]

Elkhntr08 wrote:Wow! Had no idea PA had bears like that.

Yep. Google up big Pa black bears. You’ll be surprised. I think the previous record is around 761 lbs.
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Re: New Pa State Record Bear

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 22, 2018 •  [Post 6]

Holy yogi, what a beast!!
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Re: New Pa State Record Bear

Postby Indian Summer » 11 22, 2018 •  [Post 7]

I stand corrected. A friend brought it to my attention today that the Pa record is 879 lbs and the previous record was 864. Wow why haven’t I hunted bears here! :shock:
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Re: New Pa State Record Bear

Postby ishy » 11 27, 2018 •  [Post 8]

Really cool, but how the heck do they weigh them? Can you not count a trophy unless you can get a tractor to it to lift it and get it on a scale? I'm sure most of us have tried dragging an elk even a few yards and know how well it always works!
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Re: New Pa State Record Bear

Postby BrentLaBere » 11 28, 2018 •  [Post 9]

What a giant. I had no idea bears were that big out east
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Re: New Pa State Record Bear

Postby saddlesore » 11 28, 2018 •  [Post 10]

In Colorado.a 300# bear is a big one.Just don't have the food sources that PA does.All the berrys etc.
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Re: New Pa State Record Bear

Postby Roosiebull » 12 05, 2018 •  [Post 11]

Holy freaking moly!!!

That is 2 monster black bear in one!
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Re: New Pa State Record Bear

Postby Swede » 12 13, 2018 •  [Post 12]

Today, ABC news said a Pennsylvania bear came and dragged off a woman from the front of her house. It clamped down on her hind legs and damaged her pretty badly. Sounds like the Pa. hunters have more bears to deal with. The news said they were having problems tracking the bear due to a lack of snow. Haven't they heard of hounds in Pa.?
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