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Farmer Kills What Could Be Record-Setting Black Bear


Dunn Co. (WQOW) -- A big black bear killed in northern Dunn Co. could prove to be a record-breaker.

This bear was killed last month near Boyceville. The bear was hibernating in a corn field when a farmer ran over it with his combine. The farmer's wife says the bear measured seven feet long from head to tail and weighed more than 700 pounds.

The family was able to keep the bear and there has been speculation that it could be a record-setter of some sort for black bears. They'll have to wait about two months before the bear can be offically measured.

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