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Offline snohohunter

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2008, 02:23:06 PM »
Nice bear...I'd be proud to take that bear!

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2008, 02:37:22 PM »
How wide is his front pad?

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2008, 02:56:49 PM »
That is a great lookin bear....might as well get the full body mount....That white chest is awesome and cant wait to see some better pictures of it....You guys suck being about to kill all these bears...I cant believe how much fun i had this year out chasing bears...Definately gotta do it again.

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2008, 03:06:12 PM »
I did not measure his pads. They were wider than my hands though. That doesn't tell you a whole lot though.

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2008, 03:13:01 PM »
great bear! :mgun2:
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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2008, 03:21:28 PM »
nice job i'm envoice of guys.

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2008, 04:15:05 PM »
Not sure on the weight , I would guess around 300 live. BTKR would know, whats the live weight Billy?
 That bear would make a nice lifesize!! Dandy bear!!!!

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2008, 04:18:12 PM »
Quote
OK guys. I am half computer illiterate so lets see if I can post a pic. First off, I have to apologize in advance for the pictures. I am almost embarrassed to put this one up compared to some of the great photo's on here. Not a good way to show off or do justice to a good animal but its all I have. Pictures are not high on my list of priorities when I get an animal down and its always a regret later. This is the only pic that turned out at all on my camera. They really suck. Anyways, I am not overly big but not small either. I am 6'1" 220lbs just to put the pic in prospective. I started to rug out the hind quarters with a mini mag on the hill and decided to finish at home with good light so his lower half is skinned in the picture. I do have some cell phone pictures that are kind of blurry but better I just have to figure how to get that on my computer. I took the rug to my taxidermy and was hoping to talk to him but he was having a surgery done. The lady that checked it in said it was a nice average 150 lb bear. I was pretty disappointed thinking I was becoming a *censored* in my old age. I took my meat to the butcher boned out completely with no fat, hide, or anything just meat. I lost most of one front shoulder with my last shot from 10' and cut that out so that was not part of what I took to the butcher. I had a total of 147 lbs of boned out meat. I was hoping someone on here with better bear knowledge then me can give me a decent guess to live weight. Also, the blaze on his chest is about 10" across and 8" long it just does not look like it in the picture.

Too bad about not getting enough pics. I would suggest picking up one of the smaller Canon digitals for your pack.

Here is how I would estimate your bears weight based on some of mine. Some numbers are rounded for easier math.
You said aprox 150# boned out meat.
If the hide was fleshed half decent with skull in I would give 75#.
Bones would get at least 50#.
For a total of 275# plus about 25# for guts makes it aprox 300# live weight.
Though it could go about 25# either way, I would say this is a fair estimate based on the photo.

 :twocents:

Either way it is a nice bear. Congrats again and thanks for sharing.




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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2008, 04:18:58 PM »
Not sure on the weight , I would guess around 300 live. BTKR would know, whats the live weight Billy?
 That bear would make a nice lifesize!! Dandy bear!!!!

Too funny. We posted at the same time and it booted me.




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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2008, 04:20:19 PM »
Great minds think alike!! ;)

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2008, 04:33:23 PM »
Most animals will maintain about 35-38% of their body weight as pure meat.  That would put yuor bear near 400lbs, live weight.  With your stating you had 147lbs of boneless meat.  Damn Nice bear.
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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2008, 07:01:32 PM »
A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! nice work
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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2008, 07:11:02 PM »
Nice bear  :yike:

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2008, 07:33:04 PM »
Thats a pig fo shizze :tup:
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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2008, 09:54:34 PM »
Nice bear, great job.
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