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Bear Track Pic. How Big?
« on: August 02, 2009, 07:14:43 PM »
How big do you think this bear is?  .300 Win Mag bullet for comparison.
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Re: Bear Track Pic. How Big?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 07:25:01 PM »
Big enough...probably around 300lbs or so
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Re: Bear Track Pic. How Big?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 07:34:59 PM »
Absolutely no way to tell the weight by track size.




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Re: Bear Track Pic. How Big?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 07:47:23 PM »
Absolutely no way to tell the weight by track size.



 :yeah:  I have seen some pretty gangly bears with big feet.

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Re: Bear Track Pic. How Big?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009, 08:24:32 PM »
The hind foot is also a poor indicator of size.  If you want a decent "guess" you measure the width of the front pad.  Normally a 4 inch across pad is a 5 foot bear, 5 inch across pad is a 6 foot bear.  It at least gives you a rough idea.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2009, 09:41:39 AM by Machias »
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Re: Bear Track Pic. How Big?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2009, 06:02:31 AM »
The hind foot is also a poor indicator of size.  If you want a decent "guess" you measure the width of the fron pad.  Normally a 4 inch across pad is a 5 fott bear, 5 inch across pad is a 6 fott bear.  It at least gives you a rough idea.
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