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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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2011 HPA Bear Contest Entry Thread

No pre-registration is required for this contest!!!

This thread is for the 2011 bear contest entries for all.(youth, and adult).Any other post not related will be deleted!!

All you have to do to enter the contest is post a picture of you, your bear, and proof of check station.(certificate)and state what check station you were at plus the "scale" weight of your bear. Remember if you have a HuntingPa, or HPA sign in your picture, and it is the biggest bear you will win the grand prize.So when taking those shots please remember the sign, decal, or whatever you can come up with saying HuntingPa.Pride counts!!!!

Remember if youshow no proof of the weigh station your entry will be invalid!!!
do not state which check station you were at, or don't put a weight down your entry will be invalid!!

When entering you may state wmu of harvest, weapon ect, but suggest you start a new thread to tell your story.We encourage it.Everyone loves reading a good harvest story.If you think your bear is to small to enter enter him anyways because you never know, and we want to see all the harvest come together here on this thread so please enter even if you think the bear is to small.

This will be a one thread entry for overall biggest bear, and the youth so please when entering your youth please put YOUTH in your entry.We want the youth to really stand out in these entries.

Prizes for the contest will mentioned at a later date.

The season runs on various dates starting November 14th through december 3rd.This thread will be locked on December 10th, and winners will be picked sometime after that.

I'm hoping this will be a great thread to come to, and enjoy all the harvest photos.

Good luck all, and be safe!!

Thread will be unlocked when bear season begins.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 09:02 PM
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Re: 2011 HPA Bear Contest Entry Thread

80lb. live weight female cub taken in Clinton County 2G on opening day of the Archery season while still hunting on my family's property.....first bear with a bow! Let me know if a pic of the check station certificate is needed, you can clearly see the band put in its ear from Antes Fort check station though. More of a story is posted in my thread in the archery hunting forum.

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Re: 2011 HPA Bear Contest Entry Thread

11/18/11 @ 4:21PM
Cumberland County, PA
18 yards
Hoyt Katera/Carbon Express Maximas/G5 Strikers

180lbs dressed, 212lbs live
Harrisburg (Elmerton Ave) Check Station
(went to the check station the next morning which is why the ear tag is not in the picture, actual bear tag is tucked inside the ear)

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Re: 2011 HPA Bear Contest Entry Thread

NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN...but I want to be in the thread for archive purposes.

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Bear # 36 at Tidioute Check Station
147.5 on scale, Est. 175 live weight
Adult female
Warren Co, Pittsfield Twp

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Here is my entry. Dont know if it is exempt being I didnt have a sign. Didnt think I would get one.. First bear ever in 19 years of hunting them.. This sow weighed 278lbs live, with a weight of 236 dressed on the scale at the checkin station. Shot in 3d on Sat the 19th at 7:10am. Oh and I took it to the lackawanna checkin station. If needed I can take a pic of the certificate I got, that shows the weights.

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Re: 2011 HPA Bear Contest Entry Thread

taken in 3a potter county 123 pounds dressed 140 live weight bear #174 coudersport check station .not big but still my first bear

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Re: 2011 HPA Bear Contest Entry Thread

My brothers 143 lb 2f archery bear taken on thurs. No HPA sign cause I didn't know about contest already took bear to taxi got warm this weekend in forest county.no check station pgc came to us cause it was archery bear it wasn't on boards at tidiute or marenville
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My bear was shot in 2F Kingsley TWP. he was 461 lbs. field dressed and estimated to be 544 live weight. He was shot on 11/19 at 11:45 a.m. I checked him in at the Marienville check station in Forest County. I used a Rem. 30/06.

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Re: 2011 HPA Bear Contest Entry Thread

I never thought I would be making a post in this thread, but here it goes...

December 3rd, 2011 8:00am
Sullivan County
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130 grain Nosler Partition
Checked in at Hillsgrove Check Station- Bear #153
184 Pounds Live Weight, 156 Pounds Field Dressed
Male, I am guessing 2 years 10 months in age

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