If Garden State sportsmen ever get their bear season back, there will be some truly giant bruins to be had.
From the Star-Ledger:
_"Bearzilla" is real and living somewhere in West Milford.
A 726-pound male black bear, the heaviest ever handled by New Jersey wildlife officials, was captured over the weekend in the northern Passaic County township. It was treated for a nose injury, marked with identifying tags and set free. . . .
“Wait until it feeds all summer . . . . It could get over 900 pounds," said Len Wolgast, a member of the state Fish and Game Council and former wildlife biology professor._