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September 23rd, 2010, 07:13 PM
I saw this on a Arkansas forum & thought I would share it with you guys.


September 23rd, 2010, 08:13 PM
Sorry guys. I did not realize you had to be a registered user to see it. Here is a pic.

September 23rd, 2010, 08:14 PM
wow... thats huge!!!!!

September 23rd, 2010, 09:37 PM

I wonder how old it is?

September 23rd, 2010, 09:56 PM
I have no idea on age but for you that don't know, Arkansas is currently leading P&Y for new bear entries over the past few years. The season being closed for so long here allowed for some true brutes roaming the woods.

September 24th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Where at in Arkansas was this killed? We've started to get a few of them in North LA. I hunt just south of Strong, AR on the LA side and we've got one on our club now that has started tearing up feeders.

September 24th, 2010, 05:37 PM
they wore them out in west arkansas last year. havent heard any real reports on the zones that are open

September 25th, 2010, 04:30 PM
Is that Adam Beason? It sure looks like him. He and his dad have taken several topping 485#.

September 26th, 2010, 08:33 AM
Is that Adam Beason? It sure looks like him. He and his dad have taken several topping 485#.

Yes it is. Bear was taken in Scott county.

September 26th, 2010, 02:58 PM
I may have to try out the Ouachita's this year. I turkey hunt it regularly and see lots of bears and bear sign. I don't consider myself a bear hunter, however, I may start soon. Where I hunt its a walk-in area so getting a big bear out would be difficult if not next to impossible. A couple of good strong bodies and a wheeled game cart would help, but it would still be a major chore.
Congrats to Adam on this "HUGE" bear.