Wisconsin Woman Bags Big Bear

Madison, Bear Hunting Magazine
09/24/2008

A Cameron, Wisconsin woman had quite a night during her first year of bear hunting, bringing down a massive black bear.

Racheal Gifford shot the 553.4 pound black bear September 12 near Cameron. Gifford says she and her husband have been baiting the bear and watching him on a trail cam for a few weeks. The bear which they nicknamed 'Marmaduke' finally came in close last week and Gifford made the shot from 15 yards.

An official scorer from Boone and Crockett will come and measure the bear to see just where he ranks, but Gifford says she believes Marmaduke will put her in the top 10 in state history.



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