A Pennsylvania hunter who shot a 662-pound male black bear had to rent a U-Haul trailer to get his trophy home, the Lebanon Daily News reports.
Grant "Matt" Ruhl shot the bear, his first ever, last Monday in Potter County in north-central Pennsylvania, about 175 miles from his home in Lebanon, east of Hershey.
The bear was the largest taken in the first three days of the bear hunt, which ended last Wednesday. The biggest was killed in Monroe County and weighed an estimated 700 pounds, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said.
Ruhl had a rack on the back of his SUV to transport a bear if he got one, but it was not up to the task at hand so he rented a trailer instead.
The firearm deer season, in the meantime, opened Monday and is treated as a holiday in different parts of Pennsylvania.