Hunter Kills Massive Bear With Bow and Arrow

700-pound black bear sets a North American record
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2020 6:20 PM CST
Bowhunter Kills 700-Pound Bear, Setting Record
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A hunter in New Jersey set a record last fall for the largest black bear ever killed with a bow and arrow in North America, the Pope and Young Club, a bowhunting and conservation organization, announced last week on Instagram. The bear, killed Oct. 14, weighed 700 pounds and had a skull measuring more than 23 inches, reports. It was preserved through taxidermy and will be on display at the club's annual convention in Virginia March 26-28. "We've been saying for the past couple years that the next World Record would come from New Jersey," says a rep for the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance, noting that the state has the densest black bear population in the country. (Read more hunting stories.)

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