It was a remarkable archery season for black bears in north Georgia, and the gun opener brought in a flood of bear reports to the GON office. Judging from those reports from hunters across the state, this year’s black-bear harvest is on track to be off the charts. On this page are two of the most impressive kills from archery season. One is the heaviest black bear ever killed with a crossbow in Georgia. The other is the heaviest Georgia bear ever killed with a bow.