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.
I will admit, I love deer plots.
I love planting... even the garden at home.
What I do not like are high cost farm implements.
I found myself in need of a cultipacker for clover and other small seed - but could not find a decent deal on a small unit.
OK, fine... I will make one!
The materials were very simple... some plastic corrugated sewer drain pipe, some metal, 2 bearings and some concrete and you are in business!
I cut the pipe, in this case, to 46" wide - as I intended to pull this one...