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Pownal, Vt.

Resident shoots 500-pound black bear

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A Pownal man has shot a black bear weighing a little over 500 pounds, one of the largest recorded in the state in years. Michael Davenport came home from work on Sept. 17 and looked out over the field behind his house, where he had set up a number of game cameras. He saw the bear through his binoculars. Davenport told the Bennington Banner that he grabbed his rifle and went down into the field about 150 yards, using a stone wall for cover. He shot the bear and watched it move into the woods, and heard it moan. Davenport later found the bear. He needed his stepson and a tractor to help move it. At weigh-in, it was 501.5 pounds. The carcass is at a taxidermist.

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