New Jersey is not often the place one would think of finding a giant black bear in the wild, let alone a half mile from a local high school there. But that is exactly what NJ officials recorded when a hunter brought in his find. Makes you think twice about those .22 LR for woods defense in NJ!!
JEFFERSON — A Morris County deer hunter who shot one of the biggest black bears taken in North America was disappointed.
“I would have traded getting two bucks instead of the bear,” said Bruce Headley, 62, of Weldon Road, Milton. Headley’s 829-pound live weight black bear was one of fewer than a dozen over 800 pounds in 35 states and most of Canada.