North Carolina’s No. 2 all-time black bear killed by Virginia hunter

Richmond man takes 782-pound male bruin with three shots from .300 Magnum

On the morning of Nov. 11, Thomas Capps of Richmond, Va., killed a 782-pound black bear from a blind overlooking a field of soybeans and corn on private land in Hyde County.

The bear is officially the largest-ever killed in North Carolina by a still-hunter and is the second-largest bear ever taken in the state.

“He was a real brute,” Batts said.

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Jeff Burleson is a native of Lumberton, N.C., who lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He graduated from N.C. State University with a degree in fisheries and wildlife sciences and is a certified biologist and professional forester for Southern Palmetto Environmental Consulting.