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Black bear shoulder height
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Contributors to this thread:
Swagner2806 08-Sep-17
Swagner2806 08-Sep-17
Fuzzy 08-Sep-17
BIG BEAR 08-Sep-17
Swagner2806 11-Sep-17
Rob Nye 11-Sep-17
Rob Nye 11-Sep-17
Drahthaar 11-Sep-17
Jim B 12-Sep-17
BIG BEAR 12-Sep-17
Bowguy 12-Sep-17
ScottTigert 12-Sep-17
From: Swagner2806
08-Sep-17
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I keep seeing 32-36" shoulder height for judging shooter bears. I DO NOT want anything less than 300lb. My brother got this on cam last year and I know he's huge, but he hasn't been back. I'm going to set up a measuring post this weekend, but I'd like true weight estimates based on shoulder height. Not interested in ears, head, neck, shoulder comparisons.

Thanks guys

From: Swagner2806
08-Sep-17

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Same barrel, biggest one in do far. Guessing about 200lb
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Same barrel, biggest one in do far. Guessing about 200lb

From: Fuzzy
08-Sep-17
a shade over 200# but not 300#

From: BIG BEAR
08-Sep-17
Are you hunting in Michigan Steve ?? 300# is a really big bear.... You might have to pass a whole lot of bears in Michigan to get to a true on the scale 300 pounder..... but good luck !!! The first hunt starts Sunday !!!

From: Swagner2806
11-Sep-17

From: Rob Nye
11-Sep-17

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Just picked up my 2016 Spring bear from taxi in process of building base / habitat. This one is 37" high at shoulder, way north of 400 lbs. Good luck on your hunt!

From: Rob Nye
11-Sep-17

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Trail cam pic; shoulder about even with top of standing barrel.

From: Drahthaar
11-Sep-17
Depends on where you live, how cold it gets, how much food is around, corn crops. how far they have to travel for food and back to lay up. I live in Eastern N.C. and biologist say a boar bear can put on 180 LBS in 1 year after he is mature. Largest Black bear in the world. A 36" boar at the shoulders in Eastern N.C. should weigh over 400LBS. State record is 884LBS. Forrest

From: Jim B
12-Sep-17

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This bear was 60" in girth.It wasn't weighed but the manikin was sculpted from measurements of a 500# bear.Your bear in the barrel looks about 60" in girth,as well.I'd say 400 would be a conservative estimate.

From: BIG BEAR
12-Sep-17

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Jim ..... my 1998 Alberta bear had a 60 inch girth too... we never got to weigh it but in Richard P. Smith's book he has a chart that roughly converts girth to weight... and 60 inch girth equates to 585 pounds live. My bear was a rifle kill.... and is in the Boone & Crockett all time at 21 and 2/16 ths.

From: Bowguy
12-Sep-17
Reason you're gonna get so many answers is bear are like people. Height of a shoulder is but one measurement. Girth, length, etc all come into play

From: ScottTigert
12-Sep-17
If you see him and you are happy with him-shoot him...Enjoy your accomplishment. Any doubts-don't shoot

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