November 30, 2011
By Dylan Polk
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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