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Bear Big Game New York

Teen Takes Possible No. 1 New York Black Bear

by Dylan Polk   |  November 30th, 2011 25

Dieter Herbert has a lot to be thankful for.

The 18-year-old Long Island, N.Y., native shot his first black bear over Thanksgiving weekend – and the big bruiser could very well be the biggest taken in New York.

The big bear, shot in Greene County, N.Y., with a Remington Model 7 in .308, weighed 520 pounds gutted, placing the bear’s live weight over 600 pounds, with the skull measuring a rough 22 inches.

Not bad at all for his first bruin, and Herbert was happy to share the details with Petersen’s Hunting.

Setting Out

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In his four years of hunting, Herbert never imagined he would shoot a bear like this, but it all came true last week in Greene County. After arriving for a family Thanksgiving on Thursday, Herbert – along with his father, uncle, brother and two cousins – got right to work unpacking the trucks before setting off into the woods.

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