674 pound, 9-foot tall bear shot in Lunenberg County could set Virginia record

Posted at 8:00 AM, Dec 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-14 08:06:11-05

A bear recently killed by a hunter in Lunenberg County could take the state record for its size.

According to WTVR, 25-year-old DJ Lacks brought down the 664-pound, 9-foot tall bear with his rifle, shooting it from 75 yards away.

It took all day to remove the bear from the woods.

Although a larger record has been set per weight, the size of the bear’s head will determine if it’s the largest black bear ever caught in Virginia.

See more photos of the bear at