O'Connor waited until the bear presented a shot then dropped the animal.
The bear weighed 642 pounds, 12 pounds heavier than the current state record. The black bear's hide alone weighed more than 170 pounds. "I knew it was big, but I didn't know it was that big," O'Connor said before adding "It doesn't really matter a whole lot what it weighs as far as the state record goes. But it matters to me, I guess."