From this story on Kentucky.com
_A Pike County man became the first hunter in 100 years to kill a black bear in Kentucky during a legal hunt. Danny Smith, a 35-year-old from Phelps, killed the 265-pound black bear on Saturday in Pike County. Last year marked the first time in 100 years hunters were allowed a bear hunt in Kentucky, but bad weather in eastern Kentucky kept them from making any kills. Fish and Wildlife officials said a 280-pound bear was taken Sunday in Harlan County. Smith bought a bear license after seeing signs of a bear during a hunt for coyotes, according to a release from Fish and Wildlife officials. He found a promising area and using binoculars, he spotted a bear about 240 yards away. He shot the animal with a .270-caliber rifle.