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Old 08-10-2020, 10:28 AM   #1
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Iíve got what I think is a really nice bear on camera. Want to see what you guys think.

I have an old corn feeder that I set out in the summer time to try to catch some bachelor group pictures. It usually lasts a week or two before getting toppled and put back in the barn.

This year it only lasted a couple of days before a good bear got on it. Have another picture of (presumably) the same bear at a mineral site I keep up just about a 1/4 through the woods.

The drum in the last picture is 36Ē tall, so I know heís at least that tall. Iím not really interested in bear hunting, but I think this dude would make a heck of a rug so Iím thinking about it.
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Old 08-10-2020, 10:29 AM   #2
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For size reference
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Old 08-10-2020, 10:42 AM   #3
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Thatís pretty cool. I got some relatives that hunt in mena and they see a few bears up there.
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Old 08-10-2020, 10:43 AM   #4
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My thoughts tend toward steaks and burger, then a bear rug.
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:12 AM   #5
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I don’t know anything about bears, but he looks big to me.
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:24 AM   #6
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My thoughts tend toward steaks and burger, then a bear rug.
I agree! I've got a freezer full of bear meat and I already want more.
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:26 AM   #7
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Nice bear.
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:28 AM   #8
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I drew a bear tag for Colorado this year and am thinking about a rug or a robe.....how do you have black bear processed?
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:33 AM   #9
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General thinking if he is taller than a 55 gallon barrel he is a decent bear.
Also if you think you could fit the bear in the barrel he is not a big bear.
Appears to be a pretty good one to me.
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Old 08-14-2020, 11:16 AM   #10
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General thinking if he is taller than a 55 gallon barrel he is a decent bear.
Also if you think you could fit the bear in the barrel he is not a big bear.
Appears to be a pretty good one to me.
I know theyíre hard to judge and Iím certainly not an expert, but this one caught my attention. Iím thinking heís 350+, just not sure if I want to go through the trouble of baiting, hunting, and trying to handle him by myself.
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Old 08-14-2020, 11:17 AM   #11
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Size comparison to a doe standing in the same spot
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:33 PM   #12
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One of the best ways to quickly size a bear is looking at his ears. If the ears look small compared to the head it is a good size adult, big ears usually will let you know it is a small or juvenile bear.
I was looking at that 109 degrees and wondering if that was correct?
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:41 PM   #13
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Nice !
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Old 08-14-2020, 02:02 PM   #14
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I hunt some in Arkansas and if I saw that bear on my way to the stand some dark morning I am quite sure he'd look pretty big to me!!
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Old 08-14-2020, 02:22 PM   #15
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I'm going with 275-290 lb bear
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Old 08-14-2020, 03:24 PM   #16
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I was looking at that 109 degrees and wondering if that was correct?
Noooo, luckily thatís just an old camera.

I donít think weíve had a 100 degree day for a few years now & hopefully it stays that way!
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Old 08-14-2020, 11:36 PM   #17
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I'm going with 275-290 lb bear
Heís a good bear for the ones in that area, but I agree. I donít think it hits 300 in my limited experience. Thereís a LOT of hair for filler
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Old 08-14-2020, 11:47 PM   #18
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I'm going with 275-290 lb bear
278?
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:29 PM   #19
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Nice bear
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:40 PM   #20
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Pretty nice bear he would make a nice size rug and some fine eating
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:45 PM   #21
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For size reference
305 lbs. 4.5 years old.
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:48 PM   #22
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275 +/-


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Old 08-24-2020, 10:22 AM   #23
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I agree! I've got a freezer full of bear meat and I already want more.
Bear makes a fine meal.
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Old 08-24-2020, 04:14 PM   #24
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Yeah, to me he’s a decent bear. Legs look long and that head ain’t huge. I’m think around 300 lbs as well. I hate them too. So if you get a chance, shoot it.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:02 PM   #25
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Fall has been good to Yogi. Heís a monster boar. I knew he was good sized but when the acorns start falling and they fill out, you can tell for sure.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:18 PM   #26
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Healthy one
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:21 PM   #27
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A nice bear. Need more photos of animal to give an estimate weight.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:39 PM   #28
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I want to bow hunt a black bear pretty badly
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Old 10-19-2020, 06:57 AM   #29
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I would let the air out of him

Make a nice rug
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Old 10-19-2020, 10:05 AM   #30
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A nice bear. Need more photos of animal to give an estimate weight.
Thereís a decent buck in roughly the same spot. Deer would probably be 180-200#..

I think Yogi is pushing 400, honestly. Heís a lot longer and waaaaay bigger around than that buck.
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:13 PM   #31
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Looking good out of the den.
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Old 04-13-2021, 11:19 PM   #32
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Oh my gosh! So much for winter hibernation. Looks like he has been hitting the all you can eat buffets all winter
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Old 04-14-2021, 08:54 PM   #33
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That is a big bear. Small ears , far apart and look at the size of his head. That bear is well above 300#, imo.
Get a weight when you take him.
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