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how big is this bear?

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Average size bear (for reference):

This is the one I want to shoot. How big do you think it is?

Joe

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125 to 150 lbs. When he looks away I swear it was mickey mouse in the bait pile.

Hoytmystic

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the first video 150 the 2and 3 video any wher 250 to 350

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my guess is 3-350, but hard to judge on video. Good luck looks like a nice bear.

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How big and long are the logs? I always cut them 6 footers, butt it looks like a big bruin, Nice rug material

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I have never seen one have its belly that close to the ground, thats why I am asking. Thanks for the help everyone.

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That is a very good bear. I would say you are looking at 325# or maybe more. It is a shooter for sure. Post some pics if you get him and let us know what he weighs.

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That big looks alot like the one i shot 6 years ago that dressed at just over 400. First one might barely make 100.

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The first bear is a cub. The second bear is a sow real close to 300 pounds.

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Not a cub that still needs mama is it??

How can you tell its a sow??

They have never been there together, it is always a min of 20 minutes between bears on the video.

the big one came in at 9pm last night... keeps coming in earlier every day so far,

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nice bear, I'd gather around the 300-350 hard to tell though in the dark footage, I'd drop it for sure, fat su cker. boar

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Not a cub that still needs mama is it??

How can you tell its a sow??

They have never been there together, it is always a min of 20 minutes between bears on the video.

the big one came in at 9pm last night... keeps coming in earlier every day so far,

This years cub. The mature bear is a big sow. Narrow muzzle more "dainty" facial structure than a boar. Also carries most of it's weight on the hind end while a big boar carries more mass on the chest and front shoulders. I wonder if there is a food source made by humans nearby like a resort dumpster or someone who feeds bears all summer. A tremendous amount of fat for this time of year. Just my opinion.

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agree with bogwalker on old sow, shot a belly dragger 4 years ago was 12.5 years old {DNR}. with no human food sourse near or dump. she went 382 lbs. SHOOT IT.

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I'd say over 300 on the second. Doesn't look like a sow to me. I'd put an arrow in it and I haven't shot a sow yet.

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The PAWs never lie----the second larger bear is absolutely a sow. Small feet.

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