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Maine State Record Black Bear: U.S. Veteran Tags 699-Pound Bruin on His First Hunt

Maine State Record Black Bear: U.S. Veteran Tags 699-Pound Bruin on His First Hunt

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from srlarson wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

congrats! And thank you for your service!!!

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from Douglas wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Theres no such thing as luck. Just choices and results of the choices. Congratulations on making the choice to tough it out! A fine bear indeed.

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from pschubeee wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

good for you on serving our country and taking that great bear - only thing better would be if everyone wore GREEN BAY PACKER shirts instead of steelers as the PACKERS hold the record for WORLD CHAMIONSHIPS at 13

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from Don Milosch wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Great work! It's tough going to the stand thinking they are only coming in at night. 20 yards though...why didn't you just tackle him? haha

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from jackmcpherson29 wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

great way to keep the black bear population in check. Thank you for your service.

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from Matt Ward wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

congrats on the huge bear. I was in Maine the 10-14 hunting. I was lucky enough to shoot a 400lb bear. Was also the first bear hunt I have ever been on and it was the first bear I had seen. I couldn't imagine seeing 700lb. Congrats

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from John A Pierog wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

A fitting reward for a deserving patriot! Great story and conclusion.

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from Pathfinder1 wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Hi...

As one vet to another...thank you very much for your service.

That is indeed the trophy of a lifetime.

Evidently, according to F&S' sister magazine, Outdoor Life, those bait piles must really draw them in.

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from Grnmtnboy wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

I salute you sir on an excellent trophy. You also have my gratitude for your selflessness in serving our great country. This really is a great story to see such a fine animal taken by a deserving veteran.

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from Brian Me Boy wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Nice bear and thank you for your service.However, a bear like this deserved better than to be shot over bait. Another reason I don't hunt in Maine.

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from Gary Devine wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Congratulations Matt, on your state record black bear. I also agree with srlarson, "thank you for serving". Your Maine Guides were smart to use trail cameras, on his each bait pile. I salute the two Guides for putting you in that tree stand location.

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from Gary Devine wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

The first Field and Stream posting of this record black bear from Maine, had one photo. Ontario honker and duckdog07 stated the bear didn't look like it weight 699 pounds. My question is for these two guys. There are 19 photos of this monster bear. Do you believe it now?

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from Mike Langenfeld wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Nice job, and again thanks for the service to our great country.

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from HisSon wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

We are indebted to you for your service. Enjoy the fruits of your hunt. You deserve them and then some for helping keep us safe from our enemies.

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from Greg Carlson wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Good job ! At least you can eat this one , compared to a rag head you may have shot . I salute you . You lucky bugger . Stay safe and always shoot straight. Greg

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from webstmi wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Congrats on your record setting bear. The largest I have seen in western maryland was on Snaggy Mountain and was under 400 lbs

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from LoneBuckStalker wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Congratulations! Beautiful trophy and breaking that record dont hurt at all!

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from OldPhart wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Congrats Matt - that is one really nice trophy!

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from bounty1 wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

Nice bear for sure, but in this case as so many others, the real credit goes to Monroe. He did all the work. Knox pulled the trigger on what he calls a "20 yard chip shot". I've been on hunts where the money in the big buck/bull, whatever contest goes to the guide who's hunter shot the animal. Not the hunter. Makes sence to me. But that's not the way it goes.

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from Andi DeAnn Schwartz wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

Congratulations! And thank you for your service Matt! Tenzing Outdoors shared this on Facebook so I had to check it out. :)

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from srlarson wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

congrats! And thank you for your service!!!

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from John A Pierog wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

A fitting reward for a deserving patriot! Great story and conclusion.

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from Pathfinder1 wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Hi...

As one vet to another...thank you very much for your service.

That is indeed the trophy of a lifetime.

Evidently, according to F&S' sister magazine, Outdoor Life, those bait piles must really draw them in.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Douglas wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Theres no such thing as luck. Just choices and results of the choices. Congratulations on making the choice to tough it out! A fine bear indeed.

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from pschubeee wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

good for you on serving our country and taking that great bear - only thing better would be if everyone wore GREEN BAY PACKER shirts instead of steelers as the PACKERS hold the record for WORLD CHAMIONSHIPS at 13

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from jackmcpherson29 wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

great way to keep the black bear population in check. Thank you for your service.

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from Grnmtnboy wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

I salute you sir on an excellent trophy. You also have my gratitude for your selflessness in serving our great country. This really is a great story to see such a fine animal taken by a deserving veteran.

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from Gary Devine wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Congratulations Matt, on your state record black bear. I also agree with srlarson, "thank you for serving". Your Maine Guides were smart to use trail cameras, on his each bait pile. I salute the two Guides for putting you in that tree stand location.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Mike Langenfeld wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Nice job, and again thanks for the service to our great country.

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from HisSon wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

We are indebted to you for your service. Enjoy the fruits of your hunt. You deserve them and then some for helping keep us safe from our enemies.

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from bounty1 wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

Nice bear for sure, but in this case as so many others, the real credit goes to Monroe. He did all the work. Knox pulled the trigger on what he calls a "20 yard chip shot". I've been on hunts where the money in the big buck/bull, whatever contest goes to the guide who's hunter shot the animal. Not the hunter. Makes sence to me. But that's not the way it goes.

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from Don Milosch wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Great work! It's tough going to the stand thinking they are only coming in at night. 20 yards though...why didn't you just tackle him? haha

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from Matt Ward wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

congrats on the huge bear. I was in Maine the 10-14 hunting. I was lucky enough to shoot a 400lb bear. Was also the first bear hunt I have ever been on and it was the first bear I had seen. I couldn't imagine seeing 700lb. Congrats

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from Gary Devine wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

The first Field and Stream posting of this record black bear from Maine, had one photo. Ontario honker and duckdog07 stated the bear didn't look like it weight 699 pounds. My question is for these two guys. There are 19 photos of this monster bear. Do you believe it now?

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Greg Carlson wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Good job ! At least you can eat this one , compared to a rag head you may have shot . I salute you . You lucky bugger . Stay safe and always shoot straight. Greg

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from webstmi wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Congrats on your record setting bear. The largest I have seen in western maryland was on Snaggy Mountain and was under 400 lbs

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from LoneBuckStalker wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Congratulations! Beautiful trophy and breaking that record dont hurt at all!

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from OldPhart wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Congrats Matt - that is one really nice trophy!

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from Andi DeAnn Schwartz wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

Congratulations! And thank you for your service Matt! Tenzing Outdoors shared this on Facebook so I had to check it out. :)

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from Brian Me Boy wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Nice bear and thank you for your service.However, a bear like this deserved better than to be shot over bait. Another reason I don't hunt in Maine.

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