MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Cory Kohls wasn’t even on a hunting trip when he shot a 616-thousand bear in western Wisconsin.
He only noticed the bear on Friday while driving on a corn field in New Richmond, so he asked farmers if he could have permission to track the bear.
“I got one 449 [pound bear] a few years ago, and I thought that was a giant bear until I got this one, ”he said.“ It’s unbelievable. Nine men took to drag him out there. ”
The Wisconsin bear population is proliferating, and it is legal to hunt them. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources estimates there are more than 24,000 bears in the state.
In Minnesota, the bear population is approximately 15,000.