Haywood County, NC, man breaks 30-year record for largest black bear ever harvested in WNC

A hunting party in Haywood County led by Jeff Teague broke the previous western North Carolina record on Oct. 18, 2022, when they took down a 695-pound black bear. It was just the second day of North Carolina's open season.

    HAYWOOD COUNTY, North Carolina (WLOS) -- It took 30 years, but this past bear hunting season, a new name was placed next to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission record for the largest bear harvested in the western region of North Carolina.