Myrtle Beach huntress kills 195-pound bear


She killed the Horry County bear on opening day

Phoebe Marie Britt of Myrtle Beach, S.C. checked a box off her bucket list when she killed her first bear during an Horry County hunt on Oct. 17. It was the opening day of bear season in Game Zone 4 and she got in the stand early.

Britt’s bear, a male, weighed 195 pounds. And even though she was in the stand before daybreak, it was the afternoon before it showed up.

“I shot him on opening day on my second hunt (of the day) that afternoon with a Ruger .30-06 from 60 yards away,” she said. “We are excited to get the processed meat back and have the bear mounted.”

The huntress was in a climbing stand and gave credit to her husband for putting her in the right place at the right time.

“I am over the moon that I was able to use my bear tag. Shout out to my honey Jason Britt for knowing where the bears would be and making sure I got up in the climber carefully. I love how excited he gets over my accomplishments,” she said.

If Britt looks familiar, it’s because we featured her earlier this year in our Bag A Buck forum. She killed a big 8-point buck in full velvet on a 100-degree day, setting the stage for her biggest ever hunting season.

Her hunting season got even bigger on Oct. 20, when her son, 6-year-old Gauge Britt, killed his first bear. Click here to read his story.

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