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Below above or average bear
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:07:28 PM »
Watched this bear for over a hour at the end of may up in the valley. I still know where he's hanging at seems like might be in the above average scale what's your thoughts


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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 05:18:23 PM »
Looks like a huge pumpkin....I would shoot him.   :dunno:

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 05:26:47 PM »
Shooter for sure, you can always get a second tag.
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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 05:30:08 PM »
Gotta be at least 300 #

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 05:53:04 PM »
What do u guys consider bigger a toad or pumpkin?


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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 06:10:30 PM »
Do you have a broadside photo?

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 06:22:19 PM »
Not great farther away here


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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 06:32:27 PM »
Tag him if you get the chance, good bear!

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2017, 06:43:17 PM »
I would say an average bear based on the size of the ears and the fact that the belly does appear to hang to the knees. I would still shoot that bear on opening day as it is bigger than most bears you'll get a shot at.

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2017, 06:43:35 PM »
Looks good to me.  I'm hoping to see one that nice next month. 

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 07:34:21 PM »
Medium boar in my uneducated opinion.
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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2017, 07:56:47 PM »
What do u guys consider bigger a toad or pumpkin?


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I refer to the head as a pumkin....if the head is big, snout is short and wide and ears are not super close together.  Not sure...but believe the term toad is in reference to the entire animal.   :dunno: :dunno:  :tup:

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2017, 08:00:00 PM »
Shooter all day. Toad with a nice punkin.  :chuckle:

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2017, 08:02:22 PM »
I am no expert but I say 300lb shooter boar. Prolly closer to 400lb in the fall.?  Above average.  I think its a great bear, very nice.   :bfg:
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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2017, 08:13:34 PM »
Toad with nice punkin roger that haha


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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2017, 08:54:08 PM »
Solid bear.
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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2017, 09:13:31 PM »
above average !

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2017, 10:20:08 AM »
I'd say that's an average bear. Probably a 5-7 year old. Doesn't have a thick profile and comparing him to some of the surrounding brush doesn't give me a wow factor.  Probably 200 lbs give or take a few.

I think he's a shooter though.


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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2017, 10:29:25 AM »
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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2017, 11:25:26 AM »
Hes a good solid bear, above average I would say! Tag would be getting notched opening day  :twocents:
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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2017, 08:27:16 PM »
yea I would agree with the guess of 200lbs ish  :tup: looks good to me I would bust em.

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2017, 10:27:23 PM »
With that guy there would be an immediate discharge of lead.

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2017, 01:30:25 PM »
Above average for sure.  At least 51st percentile :)
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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2017, 09:54:17 PM »
Looks delicious!

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2017, 11:33:11 AM »
It looks like a real solid boar. I would say over mid two hundreds but I wouldn't no how much. I've shot bears with big pumpkin heads I could have sworn were closing in on four hundred and when I walked up on them they were mid two hundreds. It's hard to tell how big they really are without a reference like a barrel. Some are big and fat but are short and that can be deceiving.

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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2017, 01:35:56 PM »
I know people always think a bear is bigger than it is, and I am not an expert but 200lbs?  Sorry I don't see that being that small?  Springer so its lighter still but sure looks bigger than 200 to me.  Hmm I guess I'm still learning.
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Re: Below above or average bear
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2017, 01:42:11 PM »
I would say a little above average but not huge. Definitely a decent bear to notch a tag.
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