New Potential World Record Black Bear Shot in Pennsylvania

Screen Shot 2013-01-02 at 9.41.41 AMLast November Robert Christian shot this massive black bear in eastern Pennsylvania. The bruin’s skull scored 23 9/16 inches, making it the biggest bear ever taken by a hunter. Gayne Young breaks the story on this world record.

Forget Alaska and put Minnesota out of your mind, the largest black bears in North America are found in Pennsylvania. Just ask Robert Christian. The black bear he took in the Keystone State this November will likely be the new Boone & Crockett record. While the bear is not the heaviest bruin ever taken, he has an enormous skull scoring 23 9/16 inches, making it the biggest black bear ever taken by a hunter. Check out this gallery as we break the story of Christian’s hunt and show never-before-seen photos of the potential new world record bear.


  • dawn

    That is sick! My gosh, leave the animals alone.
    Hope this makes you so proud??? A defenseless
    animal. For what? Hope you get yours down the road!

    • dean29685

      Lady if you think a bear that size is defenseless you live in a fantasy world. I live in the NC mountains a recently had a visit from one who standings on it’s hind legs draped it front ones over a bird feeding station 8″ off the ground scared it off but two nights later it came back and ripped the whole thing down broke it up and threw
      across the yard. I hunted black bear in AK ant that one was bigger than one I shot there.

  • Abby

    Congrats to Mr. Christian. Hope that bear will make a fine rug for him.

  • marineh2ominer

    I think the very best animal food in the world are PETA members , the carnivores never leave any leftovers behind so they must be good .

  • fliteking

    And the blind man said “Here kitty kitty kitty…”

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