After having an unsuccessful deer season Tyler Wilbur was not expecting very much for bear season. It was a rainy day and Tyler Wilbur and his hunting group were staying in a cabin in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
Early on November 17th Tyler was in his tree stand when he observed a bear in a corn field. He waited, and came to the conclusion the bear was not going to come any closer to him, so Tyler took matters into his own hands. He decided to close the gap between him and the bear on foot.
With a hill between them, Tyler was a little leery as he came to the crest. He topped the crest, did not spot the bear and was a little worried as to where the bruin was. He waited at the top, and then saw the black bear. A little more waiting for the perfect shot, and when the bear was broadside to Tyler he used his crossbow to place the shot.
At this point Tyler didn't know whether to follow the bear or to call his dad at the cabin. Tyler decided to go back to the cabin and let the bear expire. When Tyler returned with his dad and cousin, Tyler got to see the mass of his bear. The game warden didn't have a scale that could quite measure the bear, it was so large. The live weight was 704 lbs, 663 dressed, 64" in width and 10 to 12 years old.
"I'm so thankful to have harvested such a neat looking animal," Wilbur said. "Never to this day have I ever thought I would have even had the chance to shoot a bear like this." From LDNews.com .