Sitka Mountain Gear
Guess the Weight
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
Nick Muche 20-Jul-18
Nick Muche 20-Jul-18
Nick Muche 20-Jul-18
Nick Muche 20-Jul-18
Matt 20-Jul-18
altitude sick 20-Jul-18
sportoutfitter 20-Jul-18
Bottomdweller 20-Jul-18
petemc 20-Jul-18
altitude sick 20-Jul-18
Smtn10PT 20-Jul-18
WV Mountaineer 20-Jul-18
Shug 20-Jul-18
Pigsticker 20-Jul-18
cnelk 20-Jul-18
Pigsticker 20-Jul-18
Medicinemann 20-Jul-18
deerslayer 20-Jul-18
PECO 20-Jul-18
SBH 20-Jul-18
BullBuster 20-Jul-18
Deerplotter 20-Jul-18
JL 20-Jul-18
John Kissella 20-Jul-18
mnbwhtr 20-Jul-18
HUNT MAN 20-Jul-18
aboks 20-Jul-18
Dirk Diggler 20-Jul-18
longspeak74 20-Jul-18
Slate 20-Jul-18
Kevin Speicher 20-Jul-18
Sean D. 20-Jul-18
T Mac 20-Jul-18
BIG BEAR 20-Jul-18
Lightfoot 20-Jul-18
Kurt 20-Jul-18
Boreal 20-Jul-18
spike78 20-Jul-18
Drahthaar 20-Jul-18
Dikndirt 20-Jul-18
JTV 20-Jul-18
Chris S 20-Jul-18
Beav 20-Jul-18
Shug 20-Jul-18
milnrick 20-Jul-18
skinner creek 20-Jul-18
IdyllwildArcher 20-Jul-18
Nick Muche 20-Jul-18
Butternut40 20-Jul-18
T Mac 20-Jul-18
BIG BEAR 20-Jul-18
Helgermite 20-Jul-18
Lady Bowhunter 20-Jul-18
Mulehorn 20-Jul-18
Nick Muche 21-Jul-18
Lee 21-Jul-18
BIG BEAR 21-Jul-18
hdaman 21-Jul-18
Ibow 21-Jul-18
WV Mountaineer 21-Jul-18
Shug 21-Jul-18
woodguy65 21-Jul-18
petedrummond 21-Jul-18
rjlefty3 21-Jul-18
map1 21-Jul-18
dnovo 21-Jul-18
HUNT MAN 21-Jul-18
petedrummond 21-Jul-18
LBshooter 21-Jul-18
BIGERN 21-Jul-18
BIG BEAR 21-Jul-18
ki-ke 21-Jul-18
Moosemania 21-Jul-18
carcus 21-Jul-18
Shawn 21-Jul-18
skookumjt 21-Jul-18
Screwball 21-Jul-18
non typ 21-Jul-18
Nick Muche 22-Jul-18
Matt 22-Jul-18
gib 22-Jul-18
snuffer 22-Jul-18
Destroyer350 22-Jul-18
ki-ke 22-Jul-18
Nick Muche 22-Jul-18
cnelk 22-Jul-18
Dirk Diggler 22-Jul-18
Glunker 22-Jul-18
WV Mountaineer 22-Jul-18
Shug 22-Jul-18
Shawn 22-Jul-18
dallsheepstkr 22-Jul-18
altitude sick 22-Jul-18
altitude sick 22-Jul-18
altitude sick 22-Jul-18
Nick Muche 22-Jul-18
goelk 22-Jul-18
altitude sick 22-Jul-18
Dirk Diggler 22-Jul-18
Shug 22-Jul-18
altitude sick 22-Jul-18
Dirk Diggler 22-Jul-18
petemc 22-Jul-18
Nick Muche 22-Jul-18
Ambush 22-Jul-18
WV Mountaineer 22-Jul-18
JTV 22-Jul-18
WV Mountaineer 22-Jul-18
JTV 22-Jul-18
Smtn10PT 23-Jul-18
goelk 23-Jul-18
WV Mountaineer 23-Jul-18
gib 25-Jul-18
From: Nick Muche
20-Jul-18

Nick Muche's embedded Photo
Nick Muche's embedded Photo
Thought this might be thought provoking since everyone I run across seems to think bears weigh a million pounds no matter what...or, in general, severely over estimate weight. .

This black bear was killed in interior Alaska. It had a 19 11/16" skull and squared 7'1".

We hauled it out whole and weighed it on a certified scale the same evening.

What are your guesses on it's weight?

Excluding the few that already know the answer, I'll send a free trail camera to the person who guesses the closest.

From: Nick Muche
20-Jul-18

Nick Muche's embedded Photo
Nick Muche's embedded Photo

From: Nick Muche
20-Jul-18

Nick Muche's embedded Photo
Nick Muche's embedded Photo
Killed by my friend Tyler with a longbow, wood arrow and a stone point.

From: Nick Muche
20-Jul-18

Nick Muche's embedded Photo
Nick Muche's embedded Photo

From: Matt
20-Jul-18
275#

20-Jul-18
320# either way, nice bear. And with a long bow. Makes it even nicer.

20-Jul-18
With a stone point. Wow! Nice bear. 345#

20-Jul-18
287#

From: petemc
20-Jul-18
175 lbs.

20-Jul-18
That pic with the bow has me doubting my guess. Now I’m thinking 280#

From: Smtn10PT
20-Jul-18
240

20-Jul-18
250 guts in. 200 dressed.

From: Shug
20-Jul-18
247#

From: Pigsticker
20-Jul-18
323

From: cnelk
20-Jul-18
225

From: Pigsticker
20-Jul-18
Nick, I am assuming that is a fairly old bear to get that big in the interior. Any idea on age?

From: Medicinemann
20-Jul-18
313

From: deerslayer
20-Jul-18
#265

From: PECO
20-Jul-18
300#

From: SBH
20-Jul-18
289 lbs

From: BullBuster
20-Jul-18
360 live weight

From: Deerplotter
20-Jul-18
#335

From: JL
20-Jul-18
Are you sure that is the same bear in all three pics? The 2nd pic shows the muzzle is the only thing that is light brown. The first pic appears not show any brown on the face and a big belly. The one killed I'd estimate 305lbs.

20-Jul-18
#261

From: mnbwhtr
20-Jul-18
357

From: HUNT MAN
20-Jul-18
225:)

From: aboks
20-Jul-18
330

From: Dirk Diggler
20-Jul-18
375

From: longspeak74
20-Jul-18
281 lbs.

From: Slate
20-Jul-18
So hard to judge 376 3/4

20-Jul-18
354

From: Sean D.
20-Jul-18
271

From: T Mac
20-Jul-18
326

From: BIG BEAR
20-Jul-18
Somewhere between 175 and 376..... That’s the range guessed so far...... Just goes to show how hard it is to judge bears...

From: Lightfoot
20-Jul-18
381

From: Kurt
20-Jul-18
283 #s, really nice bear...congrats to Tyler!

From: Boreal
20-Jul-18
268

From: spike78
20-Jul-18
405

From: Drahthaar
20-Jul-18
425. Forrest

From: Dikndirt
20-Jul-18
Thats "2 Ton Tony" that actually weighs 335

From: JTV
20-Jul-18
323 ...

From: Chris S
20-Jul-18
In memory of Kelly I’m going to have to guess the irritating number “114”

From: Beav
20-Jul-18
225 1/4

From: Shug
20-Jul-18
I’m still sticking with 247#

From: milnrick
20-Jul-18
293 LW

20-Jul-18
Pretty sure the first picture is a much bigger bear then in the second picture bear. The dead bear i would think is in the 250-300 range.

20-Jul-18
294

From: Nick Muche
20-Jul-18
Same bear in both pictures.

From: Butternut40
20-Jul-18
That's a good one. 440#

20-Jul-18
343lbs. Nice bear

From: T Mac
20-Jul-18
Shug you were spot on! How did you know? Did you receive a tip?

From: BIG BEAR
20-Jul-18
Serious guesses here look like they range from 175 to 425...... Proving hunters don’t have a clue on judging bears..... The only bears I ever find easy to judge are the true TANKS.....

From: Helgermite
20-Jul-18
385 live weight

20-Jul-18
337

From: Mulehorn
20-Jul-18
375

From: Nick Muche
21-Jul-18
Any more guesses? The bear was weighed guts in, whole.

From: Lee
21-Jul-18
251

From: BIG BEAR
21-Jul-18
The trail camera pictures are tough angles..... but the bear looks to be as tall as the barrel and belly hanging relatively low...... I’m going to go 370....... but I’m probably way off

From: hdaman
21-Jul-18
273

From: Ibow
21-Jul-18
303

21-Jul-18
After looking at this one again, I'm pretty sure I guessed a bit low.

From: Shug
21-Jul-18
after rechecking the pics I’ll go with 246#

From: woodguy65
21-Jul-18
311

From: petedrummond
21-Jul-18
385 this time of year

From: rjlefty3
21-Jul-18
265

From: map1
21-Jul-18
Barrel high and chubby I say 360 spring weight. Ok enough guesses what is it Nick?

From: dnovo
21-Jul-18
368# live weight.

From: HUNT MAN
21-Jul-18
Those bears sleep 6 months a year. With a limited food source. Same with the bears I hunt in Montana and Idaho. Takes a hell of a bear to make 300 plus in the spring in my areas. Hunt

From: petedrummond
21-Jul-18
Its almost August it's not a spring bear.

From: LBshooter
21-Jul-18
Looks like #405

From: BIGERN
21-Jul-18
#399

From: BIG BEAR
21-Jul-18
The trail camera pics were from May though

From: ki-ke
21-Jul-18
296

From: Moosemania
21-Jul-18
298

From: carcus
21-Jul-18
333lbs

From: Shawn
21-Jul-18
239#s Shawn

From: skookumjt
21-Jul-18
How can you know it is the same bear? The trail cam pics are from a day apart so it's pretty tough to know. The first one looks bigger, but the angles certainly aren't great. The picture of the harvested bear doesn't seem to have the same coloring on the muzzle. The harvest picture appears to be a 275ish pounder, but pics can be pretty deceiving. Very nice bear for WI. I don't know how big AK bears usually are.

From: Screwball
21-Jul-18
341

From: non typ
21-Jul-18
317

From: Nick Muche
22-Jul-18

From: Matt
22-Jul-18
"So funny, people on here make this bear thing into some huge mystery. "

The only person doing that is the person asking the question without providing the answer.

From: gib
22-Jul-18
247

From: snuffer
22-Jul-18
Give the weight or drop it.

From: Destroyer350
22-Jul-18
336

From: ki-ke
22-Jul-18
I guess that Nick should get nutpunched from the BS'er closest to him if he doesn't bring the thread full circle by the time I go to bed tonight.

From: Nick Muche
22-Jul-18
Sorry Matt, you're right. I should have posted the answer a few minutes after I asked the question, not two days later.

247 is the weight.

Gib, pm me your address and I'll get the camera in the mail.

From: cnelk
22-Jul-18
22lbs shy, close enough for me

From: Dirk Diggler
22-Jul-18
Thanx Nick, I thought your timing was perfect, enjoyed the thread! Bears are tough to judge (see my guess) especially from pics with little reference, ie, is the barrel 55,45,35 gallon? Are you and yer buddy 5ft,6ft? Are you guys 150lbs, 200lbs? I assumed 55gal barrel, you guys 6' 200lbs. He looks twice the weight of either of you. Anyway thanx again, I enjoy these types of guessing threads when there's a know weight or score. Good lookin bear with a nice hide!

From: Glunker
22-Jul-18
369#, why not?

22-Jul-18
gib!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You cost me a trail camera. :^) Good guess man. The longer I went the more wrong I got. After day one I was leaning towards 265. He was growing on me .:^)

Thanks for the chance Nick.

From: Shug
22-Jul-18
Not looking to stir the pot but my guess was right on well before Gib... he can have the camera though... I have plenty

From: Shawn
22-Jul-18
Shug you guessed 246 not 247 so you were not right on by the way, I was 8#s off so close but no cigar!! Nick very nice of you, even though I do not use trail cameras. Shawn

22-Jul-18
Actually on the 20ith shug did say 247.

22-Jul-18
That was fun thanks Nick! Only on a Bear can guessing 40# off feels close.

22-Jul-18

altitude sick's embedded Photo
Guess the weight:)) Two bulging disc and sore legs:))
altitude sick's embedded Photo
Guess the weight:)) Two bulging disc and sore legs:))

22-Jul-18

altitude sick's embedded Photo
Forgot the on the hoof photo first. And for size context The grass is 6’ tall and I’m 7’ 8” tall in the above photo.
altitude sick's embedded Photo
Forgot the on the hoof photo first. And for size context The grass is 6’ tall and I’m 7’ 8” tall in the above photo.

From: Nick Muche
22-Jul-18
Joel, on the 20th he guessed 1,000,000 lbs. on the 22nd he changed his answer to be funny.

From: goelk
22-Jul-18
over 400 for sure. im picking 430

22-Jul-18
Let’s not ruin a fun post and generous gesture from Nick.

From: Dirk Diggler
22-Jul-18
Altitude sick thanx for the context. I'm guessin 5k live weight. My only question is did you get him out while? Well and how long did you play in the NBA? :)

From: Shug
22-Jul-18
Nick is correct.... I changed my guess... very generous nick

22-Jul-18
Carried him out whole guts in with my used $10 Romanian army surplus pack frame. Naked!

From: Dirk Diggler
22-Jul-18
Lol!

From: petemc
22-Jul-18
Curious Nick, did you weigh the carcass after it was dressed?

From: Nick Muche
22-Jul-18
Hauled it out whole, guts in when weighed.

From: Ambush
22-Jul-18
I’m always amazed that when you get the hide off a big bear they look about the same size as a beefy man. Not many football players weigh in over 300.

22-Jul-18
^^^^^^^^Bingo^^^^^^^^^^

From: JTV
22-Jul-18
so, when is the big reveal ...

22-Jul-18
It weighed 247 lbs. He revealed it about 4 hours ago.

From: JTV
22-Jul-18
missed it.... didnt look that far back ...

From: Smtn10PT
23-Jul-18
I'm happy with my guess of 240, not as happy as I would have been if I bumped it up another 7 pounds tho! Congrats gib

From: goelk
23-Jul-18
Oh man i feel stupid. I feel like i was in high school. Read every line and not skip everything and you get it right.

23-Jul-18
Kinda makes those 200 pound average white tails and, 450 lbs of elk meat on the average bull, get a little better focused. Don’t it?

From: gib
25-Jul-18
Hey Nick ,,thanks so so sooo much for the generous gift . It will be put to good use . gib

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