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Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby Mike Foss » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:54 am

Over the many years of guiding bear hunters one of the most asked questions is "how can I judge the size of a bear" with this in mind, these two bear pictures I am posting are bears shot in the past so I know the weights. Lets hear from you hunters and take a guess what these bears weighed! I will reveal the true weights later.
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby Hatchet Jack » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:19 am

guessing 350-400
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby Mike Foss » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:48 am

[glow=red]Hatchet Jack[/glow] wrote:guessing 350-400
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby Hatchet Jack » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:15 am

Mike Foss wrote:
[glow=red]Hatchet Jack[/glow] wrote:guessing 350-400
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby P&YBuck1 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:27 am

I am guessing first picture to left at 350 and the second one 250
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby Dewey » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:58 am

I am really bad at judging bear.

Seen the pic on the left before but no idea what he weighed. I'm gonna say 450 for that one and 200 for the other one.

All I know is the bear on the left is BIG! :o

The smaller bear is from the future.....check out the trail cam date. Was his name The Terminator? :lol:
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby Jonny » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:26 am

425 and 230, total shot in the dark

The bear on the left needs some slimfast, and the bear on the right needs to start eating what the bear on the left is. Looking a little thin in the skin
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Postby Ol Split ( ) Toes » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:28 am

510 top /330 bottom
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby trapper57 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:59 am

450 top
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby daveynewman » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:14 am

He looks big in NY the biggest I have seen is around 250 300 he looks like a tank
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Postby SRWbowhunter » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:02 am

400 and 250 my best guess
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby brancher147 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:17 am

I think they are both about the same. One is really close to the camera and one is far away (and sitting down). Without better broadside pics from the same distance it is really hard to say. I would put them both at 300 lbs +-50lbs
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby moog5050 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:49 am

I am rarely wrong on guessing a bear's weight. I will stick with my standard guess of 50-500lbs.
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby Mike Foss » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:20 am

Dewey wrote:I am really bad at judging bear.

Seen the pic on the left before but no idea what he weighed. I'm gonna say 450 for that one and 200 for the other one.

All I know is the bear on the left is BIG! :o

The smaller bear is from the future.....check out the trail cam date.
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Dewey your funny....that's one of the most important issues when using a trail camera... make sure the time and dates are set correctly and ofcoarse turn the camera on!
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Re: Guessing a Bears Weight

Postby Mike Foss » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:25 pm

OK pictures can be very deceiving, smaller bears can look big and bigger bears can look small in different poses, angles, near or far away photos. Here are the weights 1) The bear on the left is one of the biggest bears NWO has on record. With only minutes left to hunt the hunter heard this bear grunting with each step while approaching from the left, one shot from his 300 mag brought this monster down. It took 15 guys taking turns to drag him out. he tipped the scale at 639lbs.

The second bear was shot by a 12 year old... although in the picture because of the way he is sitting he does not look big. The bears nickname was Wood Tick.. he tipped the scales at 528lbs.

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