The new Virginia bear record is likely to have been set by Tyler Napier, of Charlotte County.
It took five shots to down the black bear, and with the last one, Napier said the beast rolled over and roared at him. “And that’s when I was nervous, because I was out of bullets of course,” Napier told WSET.
The previous Virginia bear record had scored 31 9/16 and was taken in 2010. Official scoring on Napier’s specimen will determine whether or not he holds the new state record.
Check out the recent record bear taken from Pennsylvania.
What do you think, will the bear hold up as the new record? Have you ever seen such a large black bear?
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