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Offline 260Rem

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Bear ID
« on: June 01, 2010, 02:58:31 PM »
Hi folks.

Anyone have any tips about id'ing a boar over a sow other than cubs (or nuts).  Or have a recomendation on a resource where I can find this info.  Thanks again.
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Re: Bear ID
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 03:03:44 PM »
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Re: Bear ID
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 03:20:03 PM »
thanks stick.  That 3rd video is a good one. 

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Re: Bear ID
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 04:03:48 PM »
Easiest thing for me is to see them from the side.  A sow will look like a pear, most of her size will be located behind the ribs, lots of hips.    A boar will generally look more proportional from shoulders back through the hips.
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Re: Bear ID
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 04:49:29 PM »
Easiest thing for me is to see them from the side.  A sow will look like a pear, most of her size will be located behind the ribs, lots of hips.    A boar will generally look more proportional from shoulders back through the hips.

Exactly!  A sow is going to be all hips and a boar will have longer looking legs. If it looks like a fat blob it is usually a sow. A boar has more length to him in every way, neck, legs, torso.
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Re: Bear ID
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 08:05:52 PM »
Thank you to all those that responded especially Stik...  Not sure if I would even shoot a boar or not but at least I know what to look for.  Thanks again and good hunting.

 

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