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Bear foot size

I am collecting information on bear foot size , compared to actual weight of the bear. If possible , measure front and rear pads, side-to-side, and front-to-rear. Nose to tail and skull measurements would be great to record also. Good luck!

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I will try to find some of my notes. I would be interested in what you come up with.

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Wouldn't that actually have alot to do with the food supply available for that year? Will be interesting to see though.

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Female foot growth seems to stop at a certain point regardless of body size, unlike males. An interesting thing about black bear , the skin on their feet peels off during hibernation, leaving fresh pad skin for Spring.

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BlackBear,

What's the largest boar foot size you have recorded. Just curious.

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The largest Black Bear track I personally know of is a front pad 6 3/4 inches wide.
I have seen his track and his scratch marks for several years.

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