Bowhunting group says NJ bear set world record

<p>A bowhunting organization says a 700-pound bear shot in New Jersey last fall has set a world record as the largest black bear killed with a bow and arrow in North America.</p>

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Feb 16, 2020, 6:04 PM

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Bowhunting group says NJ bear set world record
(AP) - A bowhunting organization says a 700-pound bear shot in New Jersey last fall has set a world record as the largest black bear killed with a bow and arrow in North America.
The Pope and Young Club, a bowhunting and conservation organization, said the bear killed Oct. 14 in Morris County toppled a record set in 1993 by a hunter in California.
The new record was announced after a special panel of judges was assembled Feb. 8 in Harrisburg, the group said.
The mounted animal is to be displayed at the group's annual convention in Virginia in March.
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