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Bear Big Game New York

Teen Takes Possible No. 1 New York Black Bear

by Dylan Polk   |  November 30th, 2011 24

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.

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Setting Out

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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=823429308 Michelle Armlin Butler

    Not all of N.Y. is city!!!!!

    • guest

      Yo,that is correct, Way to go Dieter! Impressive Bear, Impressive gun,impressive shooting. You may spend the rest of your life trying to equal that if so, try Alaska.

  • ben petrone

    I thought Bob Averys bear was bigger ?

    • Undy

      Who is bob Avery & how big was his bear?

  • https://www.facebook.com/ben.petrone Ben Petrone

    I thought Bob Avery's bear was bigger than that

    • applepickers

      You thought.

  • Chris Avena

    Awesome Bear!! Congrats kid.!!

  • Rich F Catch 22

    Awesome! Congrats!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nick.debonis Nick DeBonis

    DIETER HERBERT YEA BUDDY LETS GO YOUR BRO TOLD ME BOUT THAT IN SCHOOL but not this part

  • Pete Keane

    Could not have happened to a nicer kid. Well done Dieter!

  • Victoria Madden

    You shoulda seen the thing in person! Congrats Dieter!

  • Chuck

    That is awesome congrats man

  • john lewis

    Now thats what you call a bear.
    Good hunting.

  • joe hosley

    congrats from north carolina

  • jhjimbo2

    there was one in the 70's that was a little over 700 lbs. in southern n.y., close to PA.

  • Jack

    Congrats on an awesome bear! It is good to see a nice young man in the sport.

  • Uncle Fred

    GREAT JOB !!! To get it done the way you did speaks highly of your hunting skills..GOOD TO SEE YOU IN THE SPORT OF HUNTING..

  • Pete

    I have hunted Greene Cty for 40 yrs and I have never seen any bear near as big. When my wife hunted with me, she has seen some large bears, but was always alone and reluctant to shoot.
    Where in Greene was this taken?

  • Hailey

    GREAT JOB CUZZY!CONGRATS! UR THE BESTEST AT HUNTING! WOOH! me..page six….so great

  • eric hermann

    how come u left him over night i would be afraid to leave him maybe for some1 else or coyotes

  • Dieter Herbert

    We had dinner reservations and there was no way we were getting him out that night. I wasn't a bit wooried about somebody gettin it bc nobody was moving that thing. And coyotes were a concern but I was willing to take the risk

  • lloyd ludden

    cuba ny paper had a bear at over 500 lbs last week said live weight was over 600 lbs

  • Nick

    Does anyone know what town in greene county???

  • DDD

    Size is determined by skull size

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