The Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club has officially measured a black bear that is now the new #2 Wisconsin Archery Black Bear.
The Black bear was taken in Jackson County by Dave Sutton of City Point, WI. The 703 pound estimated live weight was taken with the aid of bait on the opening day of the 2014 black bear season.
A panel of Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club measurers convened at the Lindsey Bar & Grill Deer Show on February 7, 2015. The panel measurers were Tony Heil, Marlin Laidlaw, Jerry Lunde, & Perry Jensen.
The final score was 22 9/16 inches making the Sutton Bear the new #2 Archery Black Bear in Wisconsin records.