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December 14, 2011
Two Record Black Bears Taken in New Jersey - 6

New Jersey's controversial bear hunt has given Garden State hunters a crack at some humongous bruins. The bear pictured here was taken by John Noon last week Thursday and weighed 776 pounds setting a new state record. It took six hours and 11 people to get the bear out of the woods, according to NJ.com.

But Noon's record only lasted for 24 hours. On Friday another New Jersey hunter named Bruce Headley took an 829-pound bear.

Noon wasn't too beat up about missing the state record: "I can tell you that 20 years ago, I never saw a bear in the woods. Now, I would say I see them more than I see deer or squirrel," he told NJ.com "And when you have 800-pound bears — bigger than Alaskan grizzly bears — roaming around, and you have an overpopulation of large-size bears in residential areas, that needs to be managed."

New Jersey has an estimated 3,400 black bears and as of Saturday, 464 bears were registered by hunters. Last year, hunters took 592 bears in New Jersey.

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from scottprice wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

PBurns, you're a dope

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from TDHunter628 wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

There is no way that this bear was someones pet! But of course someone always has something negative to say! This bear was harvested a half mile off the road and no where near a house or garbage! so go ahead and think what you want! I say congratulations John and great shooting! John is the type of hunter that every single hunter should look up to! He does things the hard way and gets rewarded for the effort he puts in!

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from Patrick Burns wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

I GUARANTEE that this bear turns out to be a bear that has been treated like someone's pet for years.

COME ON PEOPLE wake up and smell the coffee!

An 829-pound bear is a bear that has been fed a steady diet of pizza, and dollar to donuts this hunter has just shot a pet, and maybe with full knowledge.

It's not like this hand't happend before, is it?

Here's LAST YEARS STORY right in the same general area, with a bear named BOZO >> http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Town-Mourns-Bozo-the-Black-Bea...

"Bozo surely got to be that size because of the store-bought pies, doughnuts, table-scraps and sweets Lewis would feed him.
'I fed him for 17 years and I raised him from a cub,' Lewis, who worked for years as the Fernwood Resort groundkeeper, told the Pocono Record. 'He loved doughnuts and anything sweet. I was never scared of him.'

Later it turned out that EVERYONE knew about this bear and his death was not an accident. A guy got together with is buddies specifically to cross bow to this giant bear which they KNEW was coming for pizza.

Let's see the FULL story on this New Jersey record bear. I will bet a pizza parlour is attached and a pretty ugly story that does not do much to improve the reputation of New Jersey hunters.

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from JM wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

An 829 pound bear wouldnt waste time rooting in the trash...it would just eat the entire trashcan haha

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from Yoda wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

Those are some big bears, and definitely not something you want to see raiding your bird feeders or trash.

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from MazPower wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

An 829 lb black bear?? That's HUGE!! Can we get more info on these bruin's OL? I'd love to see more pics and know how old these things were.

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from Yoda wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

Those are some big bears, and definitely not something you want to see raiding your bird feeders or trash.

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from JM wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

An 829 pound bear wouldnt waste time rooting in the trash...it would just eat the entire trashcan haha

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from MazPower wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

An 829 lb black bear?? That's HUGE!! Can we get more info on these bruin's OL? I'd love to see more pics and know how old these things were.

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from TDHunter628 wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

There is no way that this bear was someones pet! But of course someone always has something negative to say! This bear was harvested a half mile off the road and no where near a house or garbage! so go ahead and think what you want! I say congratulations John and great shooting! John is the type of hunter that every single hunter should look up to! He does things the hard way and gets rewarded for the effort he puts in!

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from scottprice wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

PBurns, you're a dope

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from Patrick Burns wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

I GUARANTEE that this bear turns out to be a bear that has been treated like someone's pet for years.

COME ON PEOPLE wake up and smell the coffee!

An 829-pound bear is a bear that has been fed a steady diet of pizza, and dollar to donuts this hunter has just shot a pet, and maybe with full knowledge.

It's not like this hand't happend before, is it?

Here's LAST YEARS STORY right in the same general area, with a bear named BOZO >> http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Town-Mourns-Bozo-the-Black-Bea...

"Bozo surely got to be that size because of the store-bought pies, doughnuts, table-scraps and sweets Lewis would feed him.
'I fed him for 17 years and I raised him from a cub,' Lewis, who worked for years as the Fernwood Resort groundkeeper, told the Pocono Record. 'He loved doughnuts and anything sweet. I was never scared of him.'

Later it turned out that EVERYONE knew about this bear and his death was not an accident. A guy got together with is buddies specifically to cross bow to this giant bear which they KNEW was coming for pizza.

Let's see the FULL story on this New Jersey record bear. I will bet a pizza parlour is attached and a pretty ugly story that does not do much to improve the reputation of New Jersey hunters.

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