A 700 pound black bear shot with a bow and arrow in New Jersey has been certified as the largest ever to be hunted with the weapon.
The creature was shot and killed on October 14th in Morris County. The Pope and Young Club, a bow-hunting sporting organization, certified that the animal breaks the world record for a bow-hunted black bear. The previous record was held by a bear killed in 1993 in California.
Jeff Miello, a native of the garden state, hunted the animal. He’s described the experience of breaking the world record for bow-hunting a black bear as an “inspiring journey, to say the least,” proud that New Jersey now has its first-ever world breaking animal.
A records director for the Pope and Young Club, Eli Randall states that the animal’s skull measures over 23 inches. He says its bone structure is the heaviest he has ever seen.
Black bears are the world’s most common variety of bears. They’re not commonly hunted, and are not endangered, with healthy populations of the animal residing across the continental United States.
Bear hunting was reintroduced to New Jersey in 2003 amidst concerns that the populations of the bears were threatening to other animals. Despite this, some liberals are seeking to ban bear hunting once again, with new Governor Phil Murphy pledging to ban the tradition during his 2018 campaign.
The bear has been preserved through a taxonomy process, and will be available for public viewing at the Pope and Young annual convention in Virginia in March.
Ohio High School Football Players Reinstated After Suspension For Entering Field With Thin Blue Line, American Flags
Why were they even suspended?
Two Little Miami, Ohio high school football players who were suspended from their team for entering a game while carrying the Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line(commemorating firefighters) flags have been freed from suspension, after community members expressed outrage at the punishment of the two young men.
Jarad Bentley and Brady Williams had been given an indefinite suspension from the Little Miami High School football team for carrying the two flags onto the field before a game, apparently violating a rule against political symbols. The two seniors reject the notion that they were making a political statement, and one of the boys had spoken of his intention to honor first responders, such as his own father, on the anniversary of 9/11.
Two Little Miami football players pay the price for civil disobedience. They were told not to carry onto the field thin blue line and thin red line flags at their 9/11 game. They did anyway. The school has now suspended them from the team indefinitely. #ThinBlueLine #ThinRedLine pic.twitter.com/19y9GAvaxr
— David Winter (@DavidWinterTV) September 14, 2020
After concerned parents and community members organized a protest event to stand with Williams and Bentley, the Little Miami School Board reversed its decision, freeing the senior players from suspension.
The President of the school board seemed keen to establish that the institution “supports police,” perhaps feeling the pressure from angry parents displeased to see the patriotic young men kicked from the football team for an innocuous display of patriotism.
UPDATE: High school players REINSTATED after suspension for honoring 9/11 first responders ==>https://t.co/i7hbJ7VLgr
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 15, 2020
They still might face some consequences, and reportedly team officials had commanded the players not to enter the field with the flags. Their punishment will be settled within the athletic department’s code of conduct.
College and high school sports teams put on elaborate displays in support of the left-wing Black Lives Matter movement all the time. Pro-police and firefighter flags are not a political statement by a long shot. This suspension never should’ve been issued in the first place.
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