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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2017, 09:00:31 PM »
So by this scale it says live weight would be 300 lbs it's a little off just saying ... lol

It's also very likely your girth was bigger then 45". I'd guess the taxi probably trimmed some or cleaned it up? Be interesting to hear from a taxi here to hear what kind of girth loss (or gain?) might be expected during a rug.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2017, 09:02:14 PM »
Oh I know and I know for a fact at least 3 " a side

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2017, 09:03:35 PM »
So by the scale he was close to 400 depending on what he trimed off at the taxi

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2017, 09:04:15 PM »
So that's 50-51" which is 385-400.

Based on your hanging weight I'd say that's closer.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2017, 09:18:09 PM »
So would that 400# bear yield about 50# of meat?
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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2017, 09:20:23 PM »
Only pic I could find had to take a picture of it with my phone

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2017, 09:21:22 PM »
So would that 400# bear yield about 50# of meat?

I'd guess between 70-90 raw?

Depends on how long ago it was! Adam can't even remember exactly how much he got last year off his bear...😂 he thinks 35 ish


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #57 on: May 16, 2017, 09:22:43 PM »
Did you kill that bear in 1980 Euromount?
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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #58 on: May 16, 2017, 09:23:02 PM »
I think it probably matters with season too, all that extra weight they put on in mostly fat.

I think the chart is probably the most accurate.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #59 on: May 16, 2017, 09:23:25 PM »
Only pic I could find had to take a picture of it with my phone

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2017, 09:29:47 PM »
Great thread. I've shot bear and always cut up to getem out. I've got a scale and hoist which I hope to have onsite of the next kill. It's just hard to have in the back country.  But really the only truthful  way to get a proper weight.
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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2017, 09:33:52 PM »
Timberstalker it was 2002 . Why do you
Say 1980 ?

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2017, 09:38:03 PM »
Timberstalker it was 2002 . Why do you
Say 1980 ?

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2017, 10:18:14 PM »
This thread came to light in lieu of various weight discussions after having a knife in less bears than some but more than many, across a wide range of sizes. All having come out in pieces. I'd just like to see everyone come together and grow our collective knowledge.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2017, 10:40:36 PM »
"Hey, how big was your bear/deer/fish/turkey/sage rat?"

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2017, 04:46:48 AM »
This thread came to light in lieu of various weight discussions after having a knife in less bears than some but more than many, across a wide range of sizes. All having come out in pieces. I'd just like to see everyone come together and grow our collective knowledge.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2017, 06:27:17 AM »
Based on an educated guess relying on distress data sent from my shoulders and lower back, the Bear I packed out came in somewhere between 600 and 700 lbs, respectively.
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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2017, 06:28:49 AM »
I dont have to worry about the weight of bear, being as I have never killed one.   :chuckle:
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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #68 on: May 17, 2017, 06:31:57 AM »
Based on an educated guess relying on distress data sent from my shoulders and lower back, the Bear I packed out came in somewhere between 600 and 700 lbs, respectively.

It's funny when guys that can clean 300# grab a sack of jello bear and suddenly need two buddies to help move it.

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #69 on: May 17, 2017, 06:32:45 AM »
My last bear measured 72" long with 47" girth. The taxidermist said it probably weighed about 300-325 live weight. I had 110 pounds of cut and wrapped meat.

Your chart would be close but multiplying the bone in quarters by 3.25 looks like a bunch of crap.

Got a picture?

Also was that 110 pounds brought in or after mixing with pork?


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Here's a picture of the mount that I took this morning. It's also the bear in my profile picture.

The 110 pounds was cut and ground without any additives just bear meat by me not a butcher. Also was a bear killed in September, guys who are weighing spring bears would obviously see less meat and more bone.
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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #70 on: May 17, 2017, 07:37:09 AM »
How many of these bears were grizzly bears?
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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #71 on: May 17, 2017, 07:47:09 AM »
How many of these bears were grizzly bears?


These were.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #72 on: May 17, 2017, 07:49:11 AM »
And so was this....this thing dug that far in a couple of minutes tops.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #73 on: May 17, 2017, 08:15:58 AM »
How many of these bears were grizzly bears?

I've been doing math all morning with this formula.  My 2014 bear, pictured here comes out at 402#. :tup:
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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #74 on: May 17, 2017, 08:16:57 AM »
I'm not sure you know the difference between a black bear and a grizzly bear, Timberstalker.

Clearly High Country can. Thank God someone can.

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