After decades of hunting bears with no success, a hunter in northeastern Pennsylvania harvested his first Keystone State bruin. What’s even better is that the bear just happened to be the biggest taken in the state so far this season, weighing in at 772 pounds.

Hunter Daniel Beavers told ABC affiliate WNEP he was hunting in Lackawanna County last week, but almost talked himself out of going.

“I wasn’t even going to go hunting. First drive of the morning he just came right out to me and I shot him,” Beavers said.

Beavers said he’s going to have the bear skull measured to see if it beats any records.