This bear was taken by 15 year old Lucas Clemmings near the Green Swamp Bear Sanctuary in Brunswick County, NC on December 10, 2011. The bear weighed a whopping 509 pounds.
You can read more about the hunt in this Wilmington Star article or you can follow the comments on this reddit message board.
This bear was taken on December 23, 2011 in the north east area of coastal North Carolina. The hunter was Hilena Hunt and her bear weighed in at a massive 742 pounds which set a record for a female hunter.
Vilena told WomenHunters that they were shocked to see such a huge bear and that they were only looking to feed their family of five children. Both she and her husband are Lumbee Indians and live in a region of North Carolina known for large bears.
The posting of this story on the Carolina Beach Today Facebook page brought about some heated exchanges about the merits of bear hunting in the comment section.