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RAYBURN TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A hunter from our space bagged one of many largest bears taken throughout this yr’s season in Pennsylvania. It was 600 kilos and seven-feet tall.
“I’d have taken a small one for my first one, however I can’t complain a few 600-pounder,” stated 25-year-old Bo Bowser, of Rayburn Township in Armstrong County.
He grew up in a looking household and final week after 13 years of making an attempt, he bagged his first bear in Valley Township.
“He was down by a creek, so it was good and loud,” stated Bowser. “I used to be capable of sneak up on him.”
When the bear circled and checked out him, Bowser’s response was: “Whoa!”
It took 4 photographs to take down the bear, and it was solely after it was down that Bowser actually realized its measurement.
“If we had shot him wherever deep within the woods, we wouldn’t have been capable of get him out,” stated Bowser.
They slowly floated the bear throughout the creek after which known as in assist to get him to their ATV. Buddies and Bowser’s dad all pitched in.
“5 guys, 45 minutes to tug it 15 yards,” he stated.
He gave the meat to some buddies, and now it’s at a taxidermist whereas he figures out whether or not to have it mounted, which might price $three,000.
“You possibly can’t simply put it within the nook of your front room,” stated Bowser. “It will take up some severe area.”
As for subsequent bear season, Bowser says he’ll be again at it, however will hold his expectations in test.
“After all, positively,” stated Bowser. “I imply, I’ll by no means shoot a 600-pounder once more. However, like I stated, generally luck is in your facet.”
Whereas the Recreation Fee says this was one the most important bears taken this season, it was not the most important. The largest was in Venango County at 700 kilos!