Two black bears that once roamed the fields
and mountains of Bradford County were recently
accepted into Boone & Crockett's 28th Big Game
Awards program. The largest of the two
was taken in Ulster Township in 2011 by Jeff
Fassett of Ulster. Jeff's bear scored 21-11/16
and its estimated live weight (ELW) was 638 lbs.
making it the heaviest bear in our records. The
previous record was a 617 lb. bruin
taken by Kelly Devine in Orwell Township.
Of the 730 entries in the 2012 PA Record Book,
Jeff's bear ranked No. 54. by skull measurement.
The second B&C entry was taken in 2011 in
Asylum Township by Matt Santiago of Towanda.
That skull measured 21-1/16 and its ELW was
473 lbs. Matt's bear currently ranks 10th by skull
measurement, and 21st by weight in our records,
and No. 152 in the state records.
These bears are awesome trophies that exceeded
the 21-0/16 minimum for acceptance into B&C's
all-time Records of North American Big Game.
19-0/16 is the minimum for acceptance into
our Club and the PA Record Book.