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Hunter, 11, bags 502-pound black bear in Maine

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:59 am
by Tom Nolette
Hunter, 11, bags 502-pound black bear in Maine
His relatives say they were proud and excited when the New Jersey sixth-grader shot the large bear after it was treed by dogs in Bethel.

An 11-year-old boy from New Jersey shot and killed a 502-pound black bear in Bethel on Monday, one of the largest bears bagged in Maine in two years. Steven Myers Jr., a sixth-grader from Steelmantown, New Jersey, was hunting early in the morning with his father, brother, grandfather and others when the family’s team of hounds treed the gigantic male bear off Rabbit Road. Mark Latti, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said the state does not keep records, but the unofficial record was set on Sept. 12, 2012, when Matt Knox of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, shot and killed a black bear in Greenville that weighed 699 pounds...

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