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Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2017, 05:33:09 PM »
But this thread isn't for arguing about anything. It's to gather quantitative data.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2017, 05:46:47 PM »
I just measured my bear chest @ 43". He stood about 6'5". The height is something of a guess as he was in rigor a bit and my tape stopped @ 72"....he bested that by about 5".

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2017, 06:00:20 PM »
100 pounds in quarters
75 pounds in hide, skull and paws.
Is there another 150 pounds in guts, spine, rib bones, etc? I'd guess it's close to that. I don't know. I've never been around a dead bear. Never packed one out.

I think you have 100# tops there Jack.  That's probably high.
And a 75# Head and Hide package is huge.

I've packed out numerous bears, always in pieces.  I've never had a whole bear to weigh, so it interests me.

One thing is for sure, it takes a big ass dog to weigh a ton.

100 lbs in quarters for a bear is a monster.


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maybe i'm a little confused about the thread but if i'm reading it right as far as the calculations go if you take the 4 bone in quarters of a bear (minus rib cage) and they weigh 100 lbs total than the live weight of the bear would be 325 lbs ?  is this what i am reading ?  yes i've had a couple beers and can't expound further on the virtues of my wisdom until i know that is what i'm reading ?!?
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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2017, 06:00:54 PM »
I just measured my bear chest @ 43". He stood about 6'5". The height is something of a guess as he was in rigor a bit and my tape stopped @ 72"....he bested that by about 5".

Which according to the chart puts him at 265.

For some additional information, in California the average adult male weighs about 190 lbs, where on KUIU island where food is extremely plentiful and nutritious, an adult male black bear weighs approximately 254 lbs.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2017, 06:02:15 PM »
100 pounds in quarters
75 pounds in hide, skull and paws.
Is there another 150 pounds in guts, spine, rib bones, etc? I'd guess it's close to that. I don't know. I've never been around a dead bear. Never packed one out.

I think you have 100# tops there Jack.  That's probably high.
And a 75# Head and Hide package is huge.

I've packed out numerous bears, always in pieces.  I've never had a whole bear to weigh, so it interests me.

One thing is for sure, it takes a big ass dog to weigh a ton.

100 lbs in quarters for a bear is a monster.


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maybe i'm a little confused about the thread but if i'm reading it right as far as the calculations go if you take the 4 bone in quarters of a bear (minus rib cage) and they weigh 100 lbs total than the live weight of the bear would be 325 lbs ?  is this what i am reading ?  yes i've had a couple beers and can't expound further on the virtues of my wisdom until i know that is what i'm reading ?!?

That's one of the methods we are checking, and comparing it against the length/girth chart.

But yes your math is correct.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2017, 06:05:18 PM »
I just measured my bear chest @ 43". He stood about 6'5". The height is something of a guess as he was in rigor a bit and my tape stopped @ 72"....he bested that by about 5".



Which according to the chart puts him at 265.

For some additional information, in California the average adult male weighs about 190 lbs, where on KUIU island where food is extremely plentiful and nutritious, an adult male black bear weighs approximately 254 lbs.


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I'll let you know when I get him off the hook....perhaps tomorrow.

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2017, 06:06:55 PM »
I just measured my bear chest @ 43". He stood about 6'5". The height is something of a guess as he was in rigor a bit and my tape stopped @ 72"....he bested that by about 5".



Which according to the chart puts him at 265.

For some additional information, in California the average adult male weighs about 190 lbs, where on KUIU island where food is extremely plentiful and nutritious, an adult male black bear weighs approximately 254 lbs.


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I'll let you know when I get him off the hook....perhaps tomorrow.

Do you have him whole and hanging?


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2017, 06:35:31 PM »
Pretty much. I lassoed him by the waist and hoisted him up with a chainfall. It's not the prettiest rig, but it was late abd I was alone.

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2017, 06:42:43 PM »
Pretty much. I lassoed him by the waist and hoisted him up with a chainfall. It's not the prettiest rig, but it was late abd I was alone.

I assume he's gutted though right?


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2017, 06:47:11 PM »
But this thread isn't for arguing about anything. It's to gather quantitative data.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2017, 06:50:25 PM »
Pretty much. I lassoed him by the waist and hoisted him up with a chainfall. It's not the prettiest rig, but it was late abd I was alone.

I assume he's gutted though right?


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You're kidding, right?

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2017, 07:40:24 PM »
100 pounds in quarters
75 pounds in hide, skull and paws.
Is there another 150 pounds in guts, spine, rib bones, etc? I'd guess it's close to that. I don't know. I've never been around a dead bear. Never packed one out.
so according to this math if the front shoulders minus the ribs weigh 20 lbs each and the back quarters weigh 40 lbs each than that is 120 lbs hanging quarters (times 3.25) so that bear was 390 lbs live weight ?  that is the biggest load of crap i have ever heard of

I think you have 100# tops there Jack.  That's probably high.
And a 75# Head and Hide package is huge.

I've packed out numerous bears, always in pieces.  I've never had a whole bear to weigh, so it interests me.

One thing is for sure, it takes a big ass dog to weigh a ton.

100 lbs in quarters for a bear is a monster.


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maybe i'm a little confused about the thread but if i'm reading it right as far as the calculations go if you take the 4 bone in quarters of a bear (minus rib cage) and they weigh 100 lbs total than the live weight of the bear would be 325 lbs ?  is this what i am reading ?  yes i've had a couple beers and can't expound further on the virtues of my wisdom until i know that is what i'm reading ?!?

That's one of the methods we are checking, and comparing it against the length/girth chart.

But yes your math is correct.


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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2017, 07:46:59 PM »
I think I read: that is the biggest load of crap i have ever heard of

Is that correct Brew?
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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2017, 07:58:14 PM »
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.

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Re: Bear Weight--Need Your Help
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2017, 08:03:24 PM »
I think I read: that is the biggest load of crap i have ever heard of

Is that correct Brew?

So I'm assuming none of you guys have actually weighed quarters.

How much meat do you think we got off this bear. And how much do you think he weighed?






How about this bear?



Or this one?



In my experience the majority of bear weight is NOT in the quarters.

And the rear is certainly not double the size as the front.


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