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Is this a booner?
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BigWoods 15-Aug-18
BigWoods 15-Aug-18
Missouribreaks 15-Aug-18
BigWoods 15-Aug-18
Shug 15-Aug-18
Buffalo1 15-Aug-18
APauls 15-Aug-18
BigWoods 15-Aug-18
trackman 15-Aug-18
carcus 15-Aug-18
carcus 15-Aug-18
carcus 15-Aug-18
swampokie 15-Aug-18
7mm08 15-Aug-18
skookumjt 15-Aug-18
Screwball 15-Aug-18
Franklin 15-Aug-18
Forest bows 15-Aug-18
BigWoods 16-Aug-18
Boreal 16-Aug-18
Huntcell 16-Aug-18
TrapperKayak 16-Aug-18
Mark Watkins 16-Aug-18
wilbur 16-Aug-18
Franklin 16-Aug-18
Tinner2216 16-Aug-18
Boreal 16-Aug-18
From: BigWoods
15-Aug-18

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Alright, I have estimates on the bear's weight ranging from 400 lbs up, but is it a Booner? This bear is located in North Central Wisconsin

From: BigWoods
15-Aug-18

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another angle

15-Aug-18
Hopefully you will find out. Good luck!

From: BigWoods
15-Aug-18

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Yeah, I have him coming in during daylight hours now. I just have to keep him interested.

From: Shug
15-Aug-18
Tough to tell but it appears not.. Good luck

From: Buffalo1
15-Aug-18
Good head, butI do not think bear is a Booner. Guestimate- 19"

From: APauls
15-Aug-18
A bear is the last thing I make predictions on based on pictures. On those pics his head is also the closest thing to the camera, which would make it appear larger than life if anything. Looks like a decent boar though. Good luck with your season.

From: BigWoods
15-Aug-18

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Thanks for the input guys. I will measure the diameter of that log when I refresh the bait on Friday. That might help with estimates. It does hold a full five gallons of bait though and has fairly thick walls.

From: trackman
15-Aug-18
I would say NO

From: carcus
15-Aug-18
So hard to guess, maybe, could be 19 or 21"

From: carcus
15-Aug-18

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This bears skull measures 20 8/16"s, big bear with a weird long skinny head

From: carcus
15-Aug-18
That might be a fake crease

From: swampokie
15-Aug-18
He will make awards but not lifetime I don't think. 20inch

From: 7mm08
15-Aug-18
He looks big. Would look bigger if he was on top of me growling. :-)

From: skookumjt
15-Aug-18
In WI, the last three weeks before season everything? changes. That bear may be miles away by then. Natural food changes, hundreds of baits will be started yet, human activity goes through the roof, crops start to be harvested. Don't get too wrapped up in trying to guess something from a picture that even most experienced hunters can't guess when the animal is laying dead in front of them. Nice bear though. Hopefully you do see him.

From: Screwball
15-Aug-18
Agree with Skook, Have hunted, help harvest, hundreds of bear. No way to guess until the skull is clean up. My guess is no. But as Skook said hope you can keep him coming in all the way up to season. Wisconsin season can be a demoralizing one. Which zone you in?

From: Franklin
15-Aug-18
Who cares....it`s a great bear. Bear heads are mostly meat and some that look huge don`t score and some that don`t do. Length gives you a better chance of increasing the score. You stand a better chance of getting a 1/2" extra out of the 11" measurement than the 7" one. Think %.

From: Forest bows
15-Aug-18
No

From: BigWoods
16-Aug-18
Thanks for the awesome input. This is Wisconsin Zone A. Having to wait 7 years for the tag, I am not going to pass a 300 lb bear in hopes that this guys eventually shows up. I have had him on camera the last three weeks; only 2 1/2 weeks to go, so fingers are crossed.

As far a natural food source, this area has little in the way of berries and there isn't a crop field within ten miles. There is a very limited population of oak trees. I do have a back up site located in one of the few oak flats in the area. I will update with a score if we are fortunate enough to kill him.

From: Boreal
16-Aug-18
"Who cares....it`s a great bear."

I guess BigWoods cares. That's why he asked.

From: Huntcell
16-Aug-18
Be positive. >>>>>———->Looks like a solid 21-3/16. No berry crop or acorns or farm crops that could be all bones in them cheeks and no fat. You gotta believe *****

From: TrapperKayak
16-Aug-18
I don't think so, but for a 400# Wisco bear to have a head that measures with a B&C qualifying score, and an 800# Joisey bear that does not, seems kinda like a qualification not worth my time personally - not saying it should not be for you though. I'd rather have an 800# bear with a smaller head...(this is just a hypothetical situation).

From: Mark Watkins
16-Aug-18
Good Luck on tagging him!

Keep us updated!

Mark

From: wilbur
16-Aug-18
Don't get wrapped up in booner gooner. Go hunt and have fun. Take a bunch of pictures and hopefully you can kill his azz.

From: Franklin
16-Aug-18
Boreal is one of those guys that actually measures their wiener...lol "Score" is such a meaningless part of hunting.

From: Tinner2216
16-Aug-18
Trail cams on baits can be very deceiving... It's not a booner. After 7 years of waiting just enjoy the hunt!! Good Luck

From: Boreal
16-Aug-18
Franklin is one of those guys who tell everyone else what hunting should be to them and talks about mens penises.

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