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Old 02-26-2004, 12:32 PM
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What is the biggest black bear you all have taken? It seems they just keep getting larger and larger.
I took a 325lb boar with a 19 & 3/16" skull in 2002 and a 313lb boar in 2003 in MA. I haven't had that skull measured yet. It is still at the taxidermist.
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Old 02-27-2004, 11:08 AM
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I took a 415 lb boar here in Pa and he measured 20 11/16 "
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Old 02-27-2004, 11:33 AM
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Now that's a monster. Wow. That must have been fun trying to get out of the woods.
Congrats.
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:30 PM
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I shot a chocolate coloured black bear last year that weighed 418 lbs and scored 20 11/16 here in Manitoba near Riding Mountain National Park.
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Old 02-28-2004, 07:35 PM
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Here's a picture of that bear (I am on the left) and my uncle's bear (on the right) shot the same night 15-20 minutes earlier approximately 3/4 mile away! His bear weighed 392 lbs and scored 20 4/16". His bear was shot with a bow.

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Old 02-29-2004, 02:57 PM
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biggest blackbear for me was 20 3/16 Shot on Vancouver island last spring,he squared 7 foot.
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:06 PM
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1- 6' 4" rug (nose to tail) 18 12/16" & a full mount 19" both bow kills.
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Old 05-23-2004, 04:34 PM
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This spring season i shot my first black bear in montana. i have not officialy had the skull scored yet but i have it measured at 19 3/8". pretty nice bear for my first.
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Old 05-25-2004, 09:46 AM
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I"VE yet to to hunt bear in MA. In live here to, never got one ethier ,I know someone who had one in his yard that went 8 feet easy. the skull on that bear must have good mass. plus, ma. I belive just started keeping a record book on black bears[&:]
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Old 05-26-2004, 12:50 PM
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ORIGINAL: Browning7

This spring season i shot my first black bear in montana. i have not officialy had the skull scored yet but i have it measured at 19 3/8". pretty nice bear for my first.
I think people are getting scores and actual measurements mixed up. There is no way a black bear skull is measuring 19 inches!!!!! The world record, according to Boone & Crocket is 14 12/16 length and 8 14/16 width.

http://www.boone-crockett.org/bgReco...ds&type=SKULLS
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