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Now that is a big bear
1062 pound bear reported taken in Center County, PA. No other details reported yet.
Isn’t that well into the Kodiak bracket?!
Wonder if the hunter owns a fast food joint? Or maybe a hog farm??
I have to see that one to believe it. A 1100 black bear is a stretch.
Hell, we had a guy up here grow a pumpkin that weighed TWICE that!!!!
Would be interesting to see that bear documented, though...
It’s not a big bear yet it is just a post on the internet. It is a big bear when there is confirmation
Wondered if that may be a typo...Seems like the PGC would have that page easily searchable or a link in an obvious location.
Good god, I can’t imagine what a mountain of flesh that would be
Would not surprise me.......................................PA has had several taken in the mid-800 lb range. REad an article about a bear that Gary Alt tagged in early May back in the 90's that was almost 800 lbs. He stated at the time, the bear could be pushing 1,000 by Fall after fattening up all SUmmer. He also said it was probably only a matter of time before a 1,000 lb er was shot.
I texted a friend that works for the PGC. Just got this response:
"Data entry error. Should be fixed soon."
Not possible... :) World record dressed out at 902#, est. live weight 1100# Is this supposed one live wt. est., or dressed out?
Very possible one was hanging around the dump at Clearlake RMNP MB was tranquillized weighed 810 lbs they said there was a chocolate bigger yet. 1000 plus that’s incredible bear.
Accurate or not, I'm trying to envision it. Having seen a 398 and 500# black bear in person, it's really, really hard to imagine how big even an 800 pounder would look. Whoa!
That would be 822 pounds more than this one
He can't help it. It's a glandular problem.
It's not that big till it's weighed.
That number was entered as a test, it has been removed.
According to PA Game Comm. 879 pounder is still the record.
That's a darn big anteater!!
That guy in the pic is sitting in his driveway....could he get any further back?
Don't think it matters where the hunter is in the pic. THAT bear is huge 879lbs
Yup, it beats Manitoba's 856 lbs. black bear.
" Weight Typical weights Males of breeding age: 125-500 lbs or more
Females of breeding age: 90-300 lbs or more Records Male: 880 lbs (399 kgs), Craven Co., NC, 1998 or 902 lbs (410 kg) field-dressed, New Brunswick, 1972
Female: 520 lbs (236 kgs), St. Louis Co., MN, Aug 30, 1993
Captive bears may exceed these weights. lynn_and_duffy_looking_up_tree_1-6-07.jpg
Dr. Rogers (6ft) and Duffy
Weight depends upon age, sex, season, food, and genetics. Males reach full size by 12 years of age. Females approach their smaller full size at 6.
Weight loss Males that weigh 500 pounds in fall can lose 100 pounds over winter and another 100 pounds during spring mating season. Mature females can lose about the same percentage over winter and spring if they give birth and nurse newborn cubs.
Weight gain The period of weight gain in the Northwoods is short-mainly summer. In parts of North America that have acorns, hickory nuts, and other fall foods, weight gain can extend through fall.
Supplemental food Unusually heavy black bears typically have access to supplemental food. Researchers weighed such a bear near Orr, Minnesota, in 1994. Duffy, age 12, weighed 584 pounds on July 31 and 876 pounds on September 5 (photos), gaining 8.1 pounds a day those 36 days. On September 9, he went off to make a den. On July 4, 1995, he weighed only 465 pounds after losing 411 pounds (47 percent) during hibernation and mating.
Photo: As a side note on this unusually big bear, he had a gentle personality. He trusted people where he was accustomed to seeing them, and he allowed researchers to walk with him, but he remained wary of unexpected people. He survived far past the average age of 2 at which male bears are shot in Minnesota. A hunter shot him at the age of 16 ¾ in the area where he was used to seeing people."
A 1062 bear or a data entry error put on the World Wide Web. What’s the difference
No sense splitting hairs
I weighed an 880 pounder (NC Agriculture Certified Scales) in eastern NC in 1998. That's guts in. PA has been trying to top that for the last 20 years. To my knowledge, every PA bear that was close to topping the NC giant was weighed without guts and/or other parts and thus they had to rely on an extrapolated weight.
And that’s why weight is not factored into P&Y ranking.
The 879 PA bear is the estimated live weight. It had a field dressed weight of 744. At the time it was the top skull size for PA archery. It is now tied for 3rd.
Regardless of how you weigh it, or how the guy in the pic is sitting, it was huge.
Is "fat" the same as "big"??? Would the hide be rubbed..... on his belly?
I'd say it's certainly possible. I think the human record is some 1400 lbs. But I think they had to build a toilet under him......
What? How do you do that, drill a hole up through the floor from the basement?
Rut Nut's Link
The basement ceiling would not hold him so that would not work either. Need to trench the basement floor
Another 800 pounder on the first day of rifle season.