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My family has a couple of trail cams out on our hunting property and we have gotten a few bears on camera the last few years. None of us have applied for a tag or hunted bear before...

so here are a couple pics of the bigger bears we have on our cams but I don't know if its the same one, it could be. Any idea how big this Bear is? Thanks and enjoy!

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Big head on that first one! Not sure how big he is, but he'll be 100 lbs heavier by this fall, amazing how skinny he is.

Hard to say is they're the same bear or not.

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Very nice, looks like the same mineral lick as the non-typical visits.. I have a broadhead for his boiler room.

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Very nice, looks like the same mineral lick as the non-typical visits.. I have a broadhead for his boiler room.

yep it is! Someday I'll have to get a bear tag, these bears are barely inside the no-quota area.

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I don't think the bear in the first photo is a "big" bear, I'd guess it's average size for an adult, or even a bit below average size. There's a few reasons for this but the most obvious are the "long" legs and no sag in the belly -- sure signs that it is not a big bear. Also, the ears look big and close together, but on a big bear the ears should look small and far apart. And when looking at the rear haunches they look small and squarish, but on a big bear they would be much bigger and more rounded or humped. A nice looking bear for sure and a great pic.

Just a guess but I'd say they're different bears, their color looks different - could be from the camera or the light or something like that, but I'd guess they're different bears.

I've occasionally got bear pics on my trail cams but they're all been at night so they're not that great of pics. I like your daylight pics.

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If they are "inside" the "no-quota" area you don't need to apply, just go to an els agent and buy a liscense and put some bait out in mid-august.....In the no quota area you can take up to two bears per season too!!

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Correct, no appl needed and actually you can get 2 in no quota area. I agree with the Jerker, don't think it's that big of a bear. It may have a head for the books tthough.

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either one would be in my crockpot. The head on the first one has some shadowing that might make it appear larger than it is. I took a bear that was a good pumpkin at 19 3/8 but the rear haunches were dissproportionate to the rest of the body indication to me anyway that he was engaged in some heavy duty mating in may/june an had'nt replenished it's fat reserves yet. That could be the case here cause the berries are just comeing ripe up here. Just my two cents boar

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cool pics man!!!

i'm not a bear guy. is this an older bear or not?? big or small?? male or female?? is thier anyway to know, just wondering!

thanks,

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