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!
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.
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.