700-pound Black Bear Killed in NJ Sets World Record

Black Bear

A 700-pound black bear shot in New Jersey has set a world record. According to NorthJersey.com, The Pope and Young Club, a bowhunting and conservation organization, claims the animal was the largest bow-harvested black bear in North America.

The bear was reportedly killed by Jeff Melillos on October 14 in Morris County and will be displayed at the Pope and Young Annual Convention in Virginia this March.

The previous record was allegedly set by Robert J. Shuttleworth Jr. in 1993 in California.

Read the NorthJersey.com story here.

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