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Think he’s close to 400#
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Contributors to this thread:
Shug 27-May-24
VAMtns 27-May-24
Charlie Rehor 27-May-24
Bou'bound 27-May-24
DanaC 27-May-24
TGbow 27-May-24
GUTPILEPA 27-May-24
Shug 27-May-24
Bowboy 27-May-24
t-roy 27-May-24
Shug 27-May-24
4nolz@work 27-May-24
Pete In Fairbanks 27-May-24
Buffalo1 27-May-24
4nolz@work 27-May-24
4nolz@work 27-May-24
drycreek 27-May-24
Shug 28-May-24
midwest 28-May-24
maxracx 28-May-24
DConcrete 28-May-24
molsonarcher 28-May-24
DanaC 28-May-24
Shug 28-May-24
From: Shug
27-May-24

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Thoughts on weight?

From: VAMtns
27-May-24
Biggun for sure

27-May-24
Yes sir, no doubt…

From: Bou'bound
27-May-24
Has to be at Least

From: DanaC
27-May-24
With nothing for a scale, it's hard to say for sure, but he's a good one.

From: TGbow
27-May-24
He's big enough

From: GUTPILEPA
27-May-24
Oh yeah he is

From: Shug
27-May-24

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So this guy was on the same bait last year ( hasn’t arrived this year)… I’m really hoping he walks in before the first one I posted…

From: Bowboy
27-May-24
Shooter

From: t-roy
27-May-24
When does your season start, Shug?

From: Shug
27-May-24
Fly out Friday morning Troy

From: 4nolz@work
27-May-24

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Florida....

27-May-24
That's a good one Shug!

I would trust your weight estimate more than a lot of "experts" on here. My experience has been that a lot of people SEE big bears. But somehow the ones they shoot don't measure up. YOU know what the big ones look like!

Pete

From: Buffalo1
27-May-24
I would safe you are safe on your estimate. He has all the characteristics of a very mature, huge bear.

Wishing you a safe and successful hunt.

From: 4nolz@work
27-May-24

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More federally protected nature photos from Florida

From: 4nolz@work
27-May-24

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From: drycreek
27-May-24
One way to be sure Shug, run a stick through him and ground check him !

From: Shug
28-May-24
Thanks all

From: midwest
28-May-24
Where you headed, Mark?

From: maxracx
28-May-24
Shug, he is a mature bear but very hard to judge with limited photos. Keep in mind a Spring bear will only weigh 2/3's of what he will be in the Fall. Also, Spring bears generally have very full coats thus making them look even bigger. I have hunted 3 Canadian providences and have never seen a Spring bear even close to 400#. I would guess he is closer to 250 than to 400. The best way would be to run an arrow thru him and then we will know for sure. Best of luck.

From: DConcrete
28-May-24
I’ve actually killed a spring bear that was 400 lbs in Manitoba.

That bear in that picture is definitely knocking on the door of 400. Easy. 250? No way in hell.

I just killed a 330 lbs bear I. Manitoba the first week of May.

Last year, my teenage son killed a 377 lbs spring bear.

300+ lbs bears in Canada in the spring? Truly, no problem. But shugs bear…..yes. He’s gonna hit 400.

From: molsonarcher
28-May-24
Same here DConcrete. My Manitoba bear went 404 last spring, and another client at the same outfitter killed a 454. Shugs bear in the pics will be right there if not bigger than those.

From: DanaC
28-May-24
Put it this way - if he's 'only' 350 pounds will you be disappointed?

From: Shug
28-May-24
Dana 350 maybe … 385 no. : )

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