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Got my bear officially scored
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Contributors to this thread:
Hessticles 21-Jun-23
Bou'bound 21-Jun-23
DanaC 21-Jun-23
Shug 21-Jun-23
molsonarcher 21-Jun-23
TGbow 21-Jun-23
Treeline 21-Jun-23
Muleysareking 21-Jun-23
StickFlicker 21-Jun-23
rattling_junkie 21-Jun-23
Shug 21-Jun-23
Hessticles 21-Jun-23
woodguy65 21-Jun-23
Nick Muche 21-Jun-23
Hessticles 21-Jun-23
Hessticles 21-Jun-23
t-roy 21-Jun-23
Alexis Desjardins 21-Jun-23
LBshooter 21-Jun-23
Shug 21-Jun-23
drycreek 21-Jun-23
ahunter76 22-Jun-23
WhattheFOC 22-Jun-23
Beav 22-Jun-23
BCPYGuy 22-Jun-23
Shug 22-Jun-23
WV Mountaineer 22-Jun-23
Smtn10PT 22-Jun-23
Hessticles 22-Jun-23
Bou'bound 23-Jun-23
midwest 23-Jun-23
Mad Trapper 23-Jun-23
Old Bow 23-Jun-23
grape 23-Jun-23
Buffalo1 23-Jun-23
welka 23-Jun-23
Charlie Rehor 23-Jun-23
Hessticles 26-Jun-23
AKmtnhunter 27-Jun-23
BULELK1 28-Jun-23
From: Hessticles
21-Jun-23

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Got my Blackie officially scored today. Green he was 22 12/16 and today he was 21 10/16. Measurer said it's normal they shrink that much.

From: Bou'bound
21-Jun-23
Great bear. Never heard of an inch off a Correct green score. That’s a lot by a long shot if the green was right. How long did you wait past 60 days to measure it.

From: DanaC
21-Jun-23
Still huge. Just to recap, where was it taken and what was the body weight? Thanks

From: Shug
21-Jun-23
Great bear… congratulations. fyi there’s no way the bear shrunk that much.. In fact bears don’t normally shrink much when handled correctly ( not boiling) Just a couple of 16 ths would be average. Again congratulations on a beautiful bear

From: molsonarcher
21-Jun-23
Congrats on a fantastic bear. I have to agree with Shug though. No way it shrunk an inch. Something wasnt correct on the way it was green scored.

Regardless, an all time B&C bear is no small feat. Where were you hunting and with which outfiter if you dont mind?

From: TGbow
21-Jun-23
Congratulations

From: Treeline
21-Jun-23
Booner! Congratulations! A B&C anything is rare! The shrinkage does seem excessive if it was measured right to begin with.

21-Jun-23
Depending on the scorer and how they scored it, an accident can happen. On P&Y panel one time the length was off exactly one inch. Sometimes a person can read the inch mark on the wrong side of the sixteenth lines or sometimes if a person uses a tape measure they "burn" an inch and then forget it and just read the tape as is. This could explain the potential issue. ........Mike

From: StickFlicker
21-Jun-23
Congratulations on a great bear. My observation has been that when the outfitter does the green score, it tends to shrink MUCH more than if anyone else did it. They like to have those big numbers to quote on their websites!

21-Jun-23
That's an extreme amount of shrinking. It was either not green scored properly, or boiled way too much. Big bear, congrats!

From: Shug
21-Jun-23
Marvin my thoughts exactly… Also the reason it should be illegal for outfitters to green score…JK

But yes I agree outfitters often inflate numbers

From: Hessticles
21-Jun-23
I believe my taxi just green scored it real fast, I'm sure that's why there is such a big difference. Bear was from NW Ontario and we couldn't get a weight on him.

From: woodguy65
21-Jun-23
Lets see the hero pics - congrats thats a once in a lifetime bear!

From: Nick Muche
21-Jun-23
Great bear! They may shrink 2/16”, never an inch.

From: Hessticles
21-Jun-23

Hessticles's embedded Photo
Hessticles's embedded Photo

From: Hessticles
21-Jun-23

Hessticles's embedded Photo
Hessticles's embedded Photo

From: t-roy
21-Jun-23
I’ll bet it was fun getting that toad out of the woods! Congrats again, Tanner!

21-Jun-23
That’s a good one I believe it would shrink that much on a bigger skull but what do I know. Congrats.

From: LBshooter
21-Jun-23
That's a awefully long snout?

From: Shug
21-Jun-23
As a guy who loves bears… I love that one !! Congratulations again

From: drycreek
21-Jun-23
No matter the skull, that’s a great big bear. Congrats !

From: ahunter76
22-Jun-23
Awesome great Bear. I have a 18 12/16 & 19 even & I thought they were big.. Congratulations.

From: WhattheFOC
22-Jun-23
Maybe the green score was before deductions ?? ?? Nice bear.

From: Beav
22-Jun-23
Giant! And he arrowed a wolf the same trip. What a bear!

From: BCPYGuy
22-Jun-23
Pretty sure there aren’t any deductions when measuring a “normal” skull. Pretty simple, length plus width.

From: Shug
22-Jun-23
I’m pretty sure FOC was kidding..

22-Jun-23
Great bear!!!!

From: Smtn10PT
22-Jun-23
Hell of a bear! Congrats

From: Hessticles
22-Jun-23
I'm betting my taxi measured the skull with the bottom jaw on which I believe would add to the total. Thanks everyone it was a hell of a trip

From: Bou'bound
23-Jun-23
Likely the green scope was the issue not the final and not the actual bone shrink

From: midwest
23-Jun-23
Congrats, Tanner!

From: Mad Trapper
23-Jun-23
Outstanding bear. Congrats!

From: Old Bow
23-Jun-23
Great bear !

From: grape
23-Jun-23
Great bear. Congrats

From: Buffalo1
23-Jun-23
Awesome trophy !! Congrats !

From: welka
23-Jun-23
Any black bear over 21 (heck over 20"!) is a Bear of a lifetime! Congrats!

23-Jun-23
As others have said “bear of a lifetime”. Congrats.

After years of shooting and measuring bear skulls I have concluded (by examples) that to maximize the original skull size you should clean the skull with beetles. Boiling and the degree of boiling will shrink the skull way more than beetles.

From: Hessticles
26-Jun-23
Charlie, beetles were used on mine

From: AKmtnhunter
27-Jun-23
Huge bear, very nice!

From: BULELK1
28-Jun-23
Hell of a Bear---->

Congrats man,

Robb

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