April 29, 1805
In the evening we saw a Grisley beare on a sand beech, I went out with one man Geo Drewyer & Killed the bear, which was verry large and a turrible looking animal, which we found verry hard to kill we Shot ten Balls into him before we killed him, & 5 of those Balls through his lights. This animal is the largest of the carnivorous kind I ever saw. We had nothing that could way him, I think his weight may be stated at 500 pounds. We had him skined and divided, the oile tried up & put in Kegs for use.