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Charlie Rehor 26-May-23
In a heartbeat full standing mount ;)
Since that bait bucket is only a 5 gallon pail, I'd pass LOL
Not! Big healthy sow. She would be in big trouble if she came in alone so this bait did not get hunted this Spring.
Great insight Rob, and demonstrates how tough it can be to judge bears. Thx for sharing!
From: Charlie Rehor
I miss being up there already.
Good call Rob!
The first picture is out of context. In a live hunting situation you'd see her come in with the cub. If I saw just her, I'd put a 300 grain Barnes in her without asking how she self-identifies ;-)
(For the record, I have and would pass on a sow with a cub.)
Short body length, fat butt, skinny wrists.....means sow to me. But she is a big old girl for sure.
Dana that is a real sacrifice.
Kurt, you're the only guy I know who checks out the _wrists_ ;-)
Honestly as soon as I saw the pic I thought sow… for all the reasons said above… wrists/forearms are a great indicator on full size bear
I have to say if she we’re alone I’d have a hard time passing
Here in Mass. we have more bears than the biologists think is a 'healthy' population. I'm hearing reports of bears from all over the state. Saw one yesterday evening myself. Not enough being taken even with lengthy seasons. Sows? Biologists are *happy* when you shoot one here.