Gunnar Herbert is a freshman from Centerport, Long Island, NY. He is studying ecological forest management. He reports harvesting this 215-pound black bear on the third day of early season. I got the bear “not too far from campus, about 10 miles west of here,” he said. “After sitting for only 15 minutes and falling asleep, Christian Wolf elbowed me and woke me up, and told me not to move, because there was a bear 20 yards behind us. It started moving away and Christian had no shot so he told me to shoot it, at about 60 yards I pulled the trigger and the bear died in eight yards. It was a three-hour drag out of the woods.”