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P&Y Confirms New Black Bear World Record

The massive N.J. animal is the largest bow-harvested black bear in North America.

P&Y Confirms New Black Bear World Record

Pope and Young Panel Measurers (from left): Dan Lynch, Eli Randall, P&Y Records Director, Terry Mollet and Timothy Walsh. (Photo courtesy of Pope and Young)

(From Pope and Young Club press release) Chatfield, MN - On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Pope and Young Club convened a Special Panel of Judges in Harrisburg, Pa., during the Great American Outdoors Show, for a potential P&Y World Record Black Bear.

Jeff Melillo’s massive bear scored 23 5/16 and is now the largest bow-harvested black bear in North America. The bear was shot in Morris County, New Jersey, on Oct. 14, 2019. The world-record bear surpasses the previous record shot by Robert J. Shuttleworth Jr., taken in Mendocino County, California, on Sept. 4, 1993, with a score of 23 3/16.

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