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Thread: Northern interior bear sizes

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    Northern interior bear sizes

    What's the average size bears being harvested ?
    I took a sow in 5 15 at 6.8 two otheres bored at 6.4 and a 6.6
    Coming from Powell river I've only shot one bear at 5.5 rest are all 6.4 and better biggest being 7.8
    do black bears really get that big up hear ?

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    Re: Northern interior bear sizes

    Just moved to quesnel should of said that

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    Re: Northern interior bear sizes

    Hmm 5 foot bear is shooter.if not in family unit . meat bear. ..
    6 foot is start of trophy size.
    My biggest is 7 foot 4..
    Biggest brown color phase 7 foot.
    Srupp

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    Re: Northern interior bear sizes

    how you measuring them nose to tail on carcass? squared after skinned out? makes a difference on the numbers.

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    Re: Northern interior bear sizes

    Hmmm i measure on the animal...
    Srupp

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    Re: Northern interior bear sizes

    Square after skinned is how I was shown nose to tail then claw to claw on front legs.

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    Re: Northern interior bear sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by b.hunters pulling hidesr 88 View Post
    Square after skinned is how I was shown nose to tail then claw to claw on front legs.
    Too many hunters pulling hides till they all are 9 foot but 4 inches wide.lol
    Always get extra by squaring a removed cape with some pulling.
    Cheers
    Srupp

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    Re: Northern interior bear sizes

    Well the fawn eater that died tonight filled up a long box pickup...not major but 400lbs by yourself is big.

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    Re: Northern interior bear sizes

    Freshly skinned hide laid flat no pulling, prodding or stretching is the correct and honest way to square a bear for measurement.

    I have at times thought that a truer indication of the bears size and weight derived from the hide would be to lay the hide flat as mentioned and then measure the entire outer dimension of the skin like the circumference of a circle. A large bear will have belly skin that comes out even with the hind legs when laid flat.

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    Re: Northern interior bear sizes

    3 things are certain

    1. nobody would admit to shooting a sub 6' black bear
    2. if this does happen, its called a pepperoni bear
    3. no animal ground shrinks more than a black bear


    "If you ever go into the bush, there are grizzly bears lurking behind just about every bush, waiting to pounce, so you need a powerful gun, with huge bullets" - Gatehouse ~ 2004



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