This past spring Mike Wood, of Summerfield, NC had the good fortune to arrow this awesome 500+lbs Black Bear in Saskatchewan, Canada. The bear is expected to score at least 21" and qualify for entry in Pope & Young. Mike. who is the uncle of my good friend George, reports that the Pike fishing was "GREAT!!", too. I look forward to seeing pictures of Mike's bear when it comes back from the taxidermist, and future hunting reports. Congrats, Mike. That's a fine bear.
**Special thanks to trout bum George Wood for getting me this info, and pic.