How big is this bear???

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How big is this bear???

Unread postby john1984 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:10 am

Hey guys, how big you think this bear is ??? I'm assuming it's a boar.

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Re: How big is this bear???

Unread postby Freelance Bowhunter » Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:12 am

It's an adult male. Not going to take a guess at weight from those pics. Definite shooter everywhere I hunt.
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Re: How big is this bear???

Unread postby Tim H » Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:28 am

I am not a good guess at weight but I'd say around 200-250 lbs.
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Unread postby KRONIIK » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:03 am

Tim H wrote:I am not a good guess at weight but I'd say around 200-250 lbs.


I'm not an expert either.
But if I had money on it, I'd have to add 100 pounds to that guess.
That's a very blocky (Northern Wisconsin?) bear.
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Re: How big is this bear???

Unread postby Dewey » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:04 am

Big blocky head and legs look short. I’m guessing well over 300 lbs.
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Unread postby john1984 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:18 am

KRONIIK wrote:
Tim H wrote:I am not a good guess at weight but I'd say around 200-250 lbs.


I'm not an expert either.
But if I had money on it, I'd have to add 100 pounds to that guess.
That's a very blocky (Northern Wisconsin?) bear.



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Unread postby Tim H » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:28 am

The thing I've noticed with weight estimates is mostly guys will overestimate. My buddy show a sow last fall. Huge bear! I had no idea on weight but it was a decent bear. Guys were saying 300 lbs easy. Bear only weighed about 250 lbs.
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Unread postby Maverick1 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:15 am

Tim H wrote:The thing I've noticed with weight estimates is mostly guys will overestimate. My buddy show a sow last fall. Huge bear! I had no idea on weight but it was a decent bear. Guys were saying 300 lbs easy. Bear only weighed about 250 lbs.


Agree. But - to “only” be off 50 lbs on a 250/300 lb bear isn’t that “bad”. They are pretty difficult to field judge weight.
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Unread postby Dewey » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:18 am

Tim H wrote:The thing I've noticed with weight estimates is mostly guys will overestimate. My buddy show a sow last fall. Huge bear! I had no idea on weight but it was a decent bear. Guys were saying 300 lbs easy. Bear only weighed about 250 lbs.

I agree bears are hard to judge. If anything I have a problem with misjudging bears as being too small when I should be shooting. Ask Mike Foss. :lol:

I believe my guess of 300 lbs is very conservative. That boar has a big ole’ noggin on him and his belly is close to the ground. He’s a brute no doubt about it.

Only way to know for sure......kill em John and throw him on a scale.
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Unread postby hunter_mike » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:36 am

Plus this is a springtime pic, gotta imagine he would be a bit heftier yet even in the fall
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Unread postby Ol Split ( ) Toes » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:20 am

He's closer to 4, he will put alot of weight on yet he will be pushing 5 by the season.
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Re: How big is this bear???

Unread postby Bowhuntercoop » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:25 am

Last one I shot I thought he was upper 300s to low 400s. He was 557 dressed. They are super hard to judge.
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Unread postby Mike Foss » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:06 am

Dewey wrote:
Tim H wrote:The thing I've noticed with weight estimates is mostly guys will overestimate. My buddy show a sow last fall. Huge bear! I had no idea on weight but it was a decent bear. Guys were saying 300 lbs easy. Bear only weighed about 250 lbs.

I agree bears are hard to judge. If anything I have a problem with misjudging bears as being too small when I should be shooting. Ask Mike Foss. :lol:

I believe my guess of 300 lbs is very conservative. That boar has a big ole’ noggin on him and his belly is close to the ground. He’s a brute no doubt about it.

Only way to know for sure......kill em John and throw him on a scale.
. Ya Dewey that one was hard to swallow
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Re: How big is this bear???

Unread postby Moose » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:22 am

Guessing weight is difficult. From the pictures he looks pretty big.
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Re: How big is this bear???

Unread postby Maverick1 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:08 am

With my comments above, yes it is hard to judge a bear. When it comes down to it, though, there is only one decision to make: shoot or pass. This bear would be getting an arrow!


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