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674 pound bear killed in Lunenburg comes close to state record

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A Lunenburg county man probably never knew a trip with his hunting club would end with him killing one of the biggest bears in Virginia history.

25-year-old Danny Ray Lacks killed a 674 lb. Black bear.

According to the Southside Messenger newspaper, it's Lacks first bear he's ever killed.

The paper reports, the hunters had to use a pulley and two trucks to pull the gigantic bear out of the woods and onto a tractor.

The bear was officially measured at 8'9''.

Lacks came close, but still short of beating the Virginia record for largest bear killed.

According to the paper, that record comes from a bear that weighed 740 pounds.

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