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Old 06-02-2018, 01:10 PM
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Went up this morning to check my trail camera, I got a really big bear who has a white chevron on his chest.....It could be the one I had on my camera last year. Also if you take notice in some pictures you will see another bear I assume it's a sow and it was the bear's rut.
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:11 PM
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two more pictures
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:33 AM
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cool pic's again
and yes its bear mating season NOW and has been a few weeks now
I have had 9 different bears here so far this yr
one female showed up 4 days in a row with a big male, then, MIA for 2 days and then showed back up with a second male in tow LOL
he's not as heavy as the first one(first one has ear tags, managed to get the first 3 numbers off tag, but couldn't get the rest)
but the second male is larger in frame, taller on all 4's and on hind legs,

seems like it will be another good bear numbers yr IMO

I like them bears with the white V on there chest's it make ID'ing them easier for me, as I do try and keep track of bears here yr to yr if I can! some make it easy, some are tricky and some I have NO clue on! HAHA!
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:20 PM
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what's your ball park guess on weight?
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:20 PM
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bears are honestly IMO the hardest animal to judge, as every angle,view of them can make them look bigger or smaller, without known references to help judge them, , this is JUST A guess

I would say the bear with the V on its chest, is all of 350 lbs and could be more, as again, its hard to really get a weight without me seeing in person, or better pic's of broad side and a full length like deal!
and NOT liek you can just ask a bear to pose for you
Since its legal in NJ to bait, if you wanted to get better idea's on bear sizes,
you can do many things, from marking tree's with marks to judge(placing hash marks 5-6-7-8 ft on a tree, and placing peanut butter on the tree, will get them to stand up and reach for it, getting you some actual better clue's on size
as well as placing known sized objects next to bait piles, this is why so many outfitters use 55 gallon drums, to help folks see when a small bear is next to a drum as tio a LARGE bear next to a drum
same can be done if you place food next to a downed tree' and mark it so you can seen when a bear lays next to lodg to eat(bears really like to lay down when they can and eat , there pretty lazy and slower eaters than most would think )


I am normally pretty good in person guessing weights, been lucky enough to be about tagging and weight a LOT of bears over the yrs and I am normally within about 50 lbs 80% of the time, which IMO is pretty darn good
and I been lucky enough at my place to manage to read a few LIVE bears ear tags and get info on recent trappings and get to guess then KNOW what they were when tagged
but there super hard animals to really judge weight and at times even size
most folks really think a bear is a LOT larger than they really are
an example is, I had a friend at my place a few weeks ago, 25+ yrs deer hunter and outdoorsman
I had a smaller, sub 100 lb bear eating in my food plot about 75 yards from us we watched it for about 45 minutes and my buddy swore it was a 250+ lb bear
truth be told, it was last yrs cub and no where near that
and this was from a guy that has been hunting and seen many bears over the yrs
there very tricky, as like humans, they come in many different size frames, some are very long, some tall, some wide
one thing I will tell you is when you SEE a REAL big one, 500+lbs up close, you have NO doubt its a BIG one LOL
bears are something MOST folks don;'t see often or LONG when they do get to see one and it makes for a LOT of GUESSING and exaggerating on size
sorry for getting long here, just trying to explain soem things to new folks that might read this

I wish I could upload pic's here, as I have many great bear pic's that show the same bear from many angles that make it look many different sizes, but since the new update to thsi site I cannot get pic's to upload, keeps saying upload failed and NO reason given?so cannot do so, and I ain;t very tech savvy to figure it out?
so sorry
but again nice pic's
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