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Area Woman Shoots Bear: Weighs in around 660 pounds

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Barron County (WQOW) - A fourth grade teacher had one incredible story to share with her students this week.

Rhonda Anderson shot a bear in Barron County near Cumberland. The live weight was 658 pounds.

Rhonda says, on Saturday, she was out with a hunting group that included her husband. She says their six-month-old pup tracked the bear which went up into a tree. She says she then shot the bear once.

Rhonda says this was the first bear she's ever harvested. The DNR told us someone was thinking this might be a record for a bear shot by a woman in Wisconsin. The agency says records are not based on weight but on the size of the skull.

Rhonda, who teaches fourth grade at Birchwood, has already shared her story with her students, who were pretty excited. She says some of them come from bear hunting families too.

 

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