Wisconsin hunter tags record bear

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    Wisconsin hunter tags record bear

    Updated: Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009, 9:28 AM CDT
    Published : Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009, 9:16 AM CDT
    PRICE COUNTY - A first-time bear hunter could make state history. He bagged a more than 700-pound prize in the town of Spirit in southeastern Price County -- and he's waiting for confirmation from the D-N-R that his bear set a state record.
    "That's my first black bear I ever shot."
    Mark Listle has been deer hunting since he was 12 years old. But on Friday night after a tip from a friend, he made a discovery of a life time on a farm in the town of Spirit in southeastern Price County.
    "I was pretty excited cause I knew from the pictures how big it was and it person to see it, it was awesome when you see a 727 pound live weight bear that's big," said Listle.
    The bear 's live weight was certified at a weighing station in Prentice. After that he brought it to The Safari Room in Medford to have it mounted. Brenda DuVall, a wild life artist there, says the bear's hide measured 80 inches in length from the tip of his nose to the base of his tail.
    "This bear was so big it had to be brought in with a bobcat, literally a forklift and it was covering the 4 by 8 sheet of plywood," said DuVall.
    Listle says he wants everyone to see his prize and hopefully it will generate more interest in the sport.
    "After it's mounted it will be on display at my convience store in Tripoli for everyone to see."