Skip to comments.875 pound black bear a new PA state record
Posted on 11/21/2010 2:39:27 PM PST by JoeProBono
This bear was shot November 15th 2010 with a crossbow in northeastern Pennsylvania (Pike County). 875 pounds live weight and 744 dressed, #2 in the WORLD and a new PA State Record. He missed the world record by 4 pounds
Note: The PA Game Commission is reportedly investigating the kill of this bear. Some folks claim the kill was fishy and that the bear was possibly a hand-fed tame bear. The Game Commission is expected to issue a news release in the matter.
And that suckers a black bear? Wow...
“the bear was possibly a hand-fed tame bear”.
...is there such a thing? Don’t think so.
Loved the comment-
Barack Obama said...
ive seen bigger in PA....i dont shoot them though i just tend to hop on their backs and ride them into the sunset...
I have an aunt that resembles that black bear,,,,, on my dad’s side.
Mmm...that’s a lot of bear stew in the making.
Bear is some mighty fine eatin’.
Man, he's huge. My son in law got a small one..about 200 lbs...with one of those "real small" compound bows.
Missed the record by four pounds...
Does a bear crap in the woods? I think that’s why they missed the record!
Bear is some mighty fine eatin.
Like Pot Roast.
If I knew it was only 4 lbs for the record...I would have shoved a 5 lb sack of potates down his throat...
Your link links to a more complete story, http://forhuntersbyhunters.blogspot.com/2010/11/new-2-world-record-black-bear-taken-in.html , which links to an updated story, http://forhuntersbyhunters.blogspot.com/2010/11/new-pennsylvania-state-record-bear.html
“Despite the controversy over the kill, the PA Game Commission has said that Price did nothing wrong. In fact, the man responsible for feeding the bear and possibly ultimately leading to the bears demise, was cited last month for feeding the bear.”
From the second link in post #12: “The bear was shot a total of 9 times by 3 different hunters(crossbow and bow) before it died. They said arrows were only going 6” into it and kill shots were finally in the neck and head after it was treed.”
BBQ BEAR STEW 3 lbs. bear steak, cut in 2-inch cubes 5 pieces raw salt pork, or 5 pieces of thick bacon (chopped) 1 cup ketchup 1/3 cup A1 sauce 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 cups onion, diced 1 tablespoon orange juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon chili powder Trim all fat from bear steak and cut into 2-inch cubes. Sear meat with bacon or salt pork so its brown on all sides in a heavy fry pan or cast iron wok. Place the meat in casserole. Add rest of ingredients to a bowl and mix well, then pour into the casserole and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then put casserole into hot bbq grill, cover and and bake for at least 2 hours in a 325F oven, stirring occasionally until meat is tender. Serves 6-8
I was in Priest River, Idaho a few years ago and asked a guy that worked at the place I stayed about hunting there.
He told me he was a bow hunter and went for Grizzly.
I said Kool, and strap on a 50 cal side arm.
He said NO, that was illegal. If ya went “ bow hunting” you could maybe take a knife with ya but side arms were illegal.
And the year befor he’d taken a griz.
I don’t buy this for one minute. Check its stomach. Probably full of french fries, donuts and fried chicken bones. I am a hunter and I hate these stories. Remember hogzilla in GA and the blue whale sized grizzly is AK? BO-GUS
Yup, this bear story sounds fishy.
“The buzz surrounding Bozo, the record-setting 875-pound black bear domesticated by a Bushkill resident and killed by hunter David Price on Monday, continued Saturday with hunters out for the first day of black bear rifle season.
The consensus among hunters at the Tobyhanna bear check-in station seemed to be that Price was not in the wrong when he, his three brothers, a cousin and friend killed the 17-year-old bruin with bows and arrows.
Mike Kuhns: How dare David Price legally hunt record bear’Tainted’ trophy: Poconos hunter’s record-setting bear kill spoiledBushkill man ‘devastated’ by death of bear he’d fed for yearsNewton “Skip” Taylor of Henryville said that despite the outpouring of anger over the killing, a lot of people are happy Bozo is gone.
Taylor heard the domesticated bear, which had apparently been fed so often by Bushkill resident Leroy Lewis that it would knock on his door for a snack, was destroying property in the area.
“The worst thing with wild animals is when they lose their fear of humans,” Taylor said. “As long as the bear was not on someone’s property, it doesn’t matter if a few people liked it.”
Though the Pennsylvania Game Commission said Price followed the law, Bozo’s death sparked controversy among animal lovers, locals and others who question whether Price had an unfair advantage in taking out the apparently friendly bear.
“I think it was a clean kill. With a bear, most of the time you just have to be lucky,” said Rich Burdyri of Sterling Township, noting during his 30 years of hunting he’s managed to bag only one black bear.
“I think it was an unfair advantage if he knew the bear was roaming in that area” said Joseph Guarracci of Wayne County, N.J.
John Stefchak of Pike County said it was probably unlikely Price knew the bruin was around.
“It’s hard to say whether he knew where the bear was roaming because bears can travel from one county to another county just in one night,” Stefchak said.
Ken Borici of East Stroudsburg first heard about Bozo on Friday, but didn’t realize the issue would become so controversial.
“It’s open season. That’s why you pay for your hunting license,” he said.
Black bear rifle season will continue on Monday and Tuesday.
Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer Scott Malicky said this season should prove to be a good one for bear hunters because of this year’s “outstanding” acorn crop.
“With the amount of food still in the woods, bears may be more likely to be out in the open,” Malicky said.
Looks like the gall bladder was excised
I think it is hard to tell the difference bewteen Bear meat and Spotted Owl or Eastern Condor
And why does the state game commission continue to lie about there being no mountain lions in Pennsylania? Everyone knows they’re out there.
I know of bears being shot many times over many years with many different weapons.
Same for sharks, pigs, and American bad asses.
Pennsylvania Mountain Lion Spotted on Deer Cam
Guy knew the bear was there. Cousin saw it and called him. Bear was also tagged in New Jersey so it moved across the Delaware river in its jaunts. Here in New Jersey we will have the first bear season in 6 years.
Tame or not the bear was huge and was not a hoax.
Thanks for the appetizing picture. Looks great.
These scumbags killed a tame bear that probably walked up to them to get something to eat. They apparently knew where the bear was being fed and laid an ambush for an easy kill. They’re so incompetent it took nine shots to kill this noble animal. They tortured that bear to death. Bullfighting is more humane. These guys are cowards and lowlifes. Any true hunter would spit on them.
Or finger bones, if it was hand fed.... ;^)
Are there a lot of amputees in that area of Pa?
Geeze, where did they get all the hands to feed that bear...lots of handless people in that state..
Speaking as a PA hunter, I’m glad they killed that huge bear. Makes it safer for hunters AND non-hunters. As well as a whole buncha stew!!!
I backpack through western Sussex county often enough, and foolish enough to overnight alone and without a dog. 15 years ago a bear shredded my tent at 4 AM to get to my
Never ever seen any bear near this size, have seen some 550+ pounders that but the fright of hell in my eyes though.
Finally sanity returns and NJ will have a bear hunt this year after 6 years without, hopefully the numbers of hand fed cub orphans will not increase creating the scenario for this sham trophy kill to occur again in 15 years.
Whenever pictures like this show up, the game commission argues that it’s a captive mountain lion someone released into the wild. Then they continue the official line that MLs have been extinct in Pennsylvania since 1892.
They won’t admit it because acknowledging the existence of a protected species in the state would require them to spend money on protecting it. The GC is also afraid of an uproar from farmers. “OMG, my livestock r gonna die!!!”
Yeah I saw photos of this bear chasing the bison in Yellowstone.
Buffalo looked real scared and the bear looked real mean.
whatever loser...the bear was so freaking big that the bolts were not penetrating through the hide and fat to vital areas.
so save your “torture” talk for your PETA pals.
as to whether the “tame” bear walked up to them, that’s not likely. he may have been hand fed by some moron, whose scent the bear recognized, but he was not likely to walk up to a strange scent unless there was food involved
I may or may not have engaged in this hunt, but you can shove your judgments up your arse
hunters should be sticking together, not eating our own when there are enough people out there that want to ban our activity.