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1,000lbs pa bear?

Old 10-29-2019, 11:23 AM
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I've helped drag out some big bears over the yrs, including a state record way back when, and it was ALL up hill, we used and broke a few come a longs to do so, talk about SLOW goings a few feet only at a time, tree to tree

then I have also been part of a few recovery's where horses were used., HUGE difference in work and time spent
as I got older, most times, we were on private lands and we used atv's and or trailers behind them, or tractors

but can recall some ALL day recovery's deep in swamps and on game lands where nothing but backs and muscles were used, DON"T miss them days at all

I DO< know IF you contact the game dept, they will GET you help, or help you themselves, as they have keys to gates and can many times get a vehicle closer to things than you can !

so, I have have done this before too in PA
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:58 PM
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Horses work well. Last November my Elk was removed from where I shot it by a Percheron pulling a plastic sled. My outfitter had the guy who owned the horse on standby at the skinning shed, when a client killed an elk he would go out and bring it out to the guides truck. Beat the dickens out of grunting and sweating.
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:18 AM
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I've watched the moose checkin a few times here in vt. They often get them with horses.
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:36 PM
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Hey all! Brand new to HuntingNet.

I hunt primarily black bear, and although such a weight is theoretically possible, I'm calling B.S. on this one, especially given the complete lack of secondary verification. Of course, if you get such verification, we're all aching to see it.

Just took my biggest bear back in August in Maine. 260 little pounds - not even worthy of the same thread as a hypothetical 1k monster.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:42 PM
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Pgc announced that it was an error and the weight was taken down from the online list

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Old 10-30-2019, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
Pgc announced that it was an error and the weight was taken down from the online list

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This should end the thread!
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr View Post
This should end the thread!
Why? There's been good discussion on weights and what's possible.

That is the purpose of a forum after all

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Old 10-30-2019, 02:40 PM
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I bet whatever "biologist" they said entered the weight in wrong and clicked "save" without proofreading got a talking- to

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Old 11-14-2019, 03:01 PM
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current world record black is a coastal NC bear that tipped the scales at 880 pounds.
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:21 PM
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I think the state record up here is just over 600 pounds. But like ke CI stated they get baited, trapped using a leg hold snare ( which has some results but bears are smart and avoid them) and hounding. The most effective is over bait which can be very difficult. It all depends on the abundance of natural food and most being nocturnal. With our dense woodlands and swamps these methods are very much needed. We donít have that many hunting them so the state passed a law allowing bears can be taken by hunting (1bear) and then by trapping (1 bear) allowing 2 bears a year. They are working hard at trying to get people here to hunt them. But thatís not working out so well..
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