Mathews Inc.
Weight?
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
PECO 19-Jul-18
WV Mountaineer 19-Jul-18
PECO 19-Jul-18
bigmartbowhunter 19-Jul-18
JL 19-Jul-18
Scar Finga 19-Jul-18
carcus 19-Jul-18
spike78 19-Jul-18
Buffalo1 19-Jul-18
BullBuster 19-Jul-18
WV Mountaineer 19-Jul-18
grape 19-Jul-18
donnybowhunter 19-Jul-18
donnybowhunter 19-Jul-18
WB 20-Jul-18
woodguy65 20-Jul-18
Smtn10PT 20-Jul-18
deerslayer 20-Jul-18
SBH 20-Jul-18
Kodiak 20-Jul-18
deerslayer 20-Jul-18
Ibow 21-Jul-18
Kurt 21-Jul-18
wild1 21-Jul-18
WV Mountaineer 21-Jul-18
Huntosolo 21-Jul-18
flyingbrass 21-Jul-18
skookumjt 21-Jul-18
From: PECO
19-Jul-18

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19-Jul-18
150-175 or so.

From: PECO
19-Jul-18
Oh come on, double that.

19-Jul-18
325 +

From: JL
19-Jul-18
Looking at the logs for context....280-310

From: Scar Finga
19-Jul-18
Big! Enough said... Lets move on!

From: carcus
19-Jul-18
looks like a sow, 175lb

From: spike78
19-Jul-18
220

From: Buffalo1
19-Jul-18
225 on the hoof

From: BullBuster
19-Jul-18
200-230

19-Jul-18
I do admit that I am on the lighter side possibly. And, I was talking field dressed weight. But, I've peered up a tree to many a bear and, saw just as many while sneaking around in the woods. Its been my experience that the de-liar proves many a people wrong. And, just like elk meat loads, most way over estimate bears. If people were the only proof, most bull elk take 5, 90 pound pack loads and, most black bears weigh 350 lbs. :^)

From: grape
19-Jul-18
165-175 sow

19-Jul-18
160-185

19-Jul-18
no way is it over 230

From: WB
20-Jul-18
The ears don't look really tiny, so I might agree with everyone that said 200-225- thanks to that big ol' bear belly.

From: woodguy65
20-Jul-18
Impossible to tell without something of known size in background for reference. 160 - 180lbs on the hoof.

From: Smtn10PT
20-Jul-18
between 150-200 live weight

From: deerslayer
20-Jul-18
175 tops - weighed my bear this year and had a real eye opener. The outfitter actually said he doesn’t like to weigh client’s bears for them as he’s seen too many smiles turn to frowns. I think bear weight is even more overestimated than antler scores.

From: SBH
20-Jul-18
What Deerslayer said x2

He aint 200lbs soaking wet

From: Kodiak
20-Jul-18
It's impossible to say without a definitive scale of reference.

Personally I think it looks like a good bear, but...

From: deerslayer
20-Jul-18
To be honest I would think scale weight would be closer to the 140 lb range.

From: Ibow
21-Jul-18
185 & I’d agree with others... it looks like a sow.

From: Kurt
21-Jul-18
Sow, 160#s

From: wild1
21-Jul-18
Right around 250lbs, probably a little less. No way that bear hits the 300lb. mark.

21-Jul-18
No way that bear hits the 200 lb mark for that matter

From: Huntosolo
21-Jul-18
Legs are long and belly doesn’t hang low. Pass...

From: flyingbrass
21-Jul-18
sow!

From: skookumjt
21-Jul-18
The comments about it being hard to tell without some reference are dead on, but I would say based on the pic that bear very likely doesn't go 200 and is likely closer to 150-160. I have been pretty close on the couple dozen bears I have been there when they were harvested.

It's funny that nearly every time I have been at the tree for a kill someone estimates more than double what I do. As soon as the bear hits the ground, they subtract 25%. After a little while and the gutting stars, they tell me I was pretty close.

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