I guide here in Thompson, Manitoba for an outfitter and we do get some big bears 7 feet or more. This last year up North the food was plentyful and each Sow we saw had three cubs. I think the population will be great in the years to come if the food is good and the winters not to harsh. One blackbear that was hit by a car in Manitoba a couple of years ago weighed over 800lbs. Lots of the big boys don't come out till dark. Had some photo's taken on game cam.
I also have this weird bird that triggered my camera. I don't have a clue what it is but can try and post it if anyone wants to try and figure out what it is.
I have learned quite a bit over the past few years turkey hunting and the majority of it was how to get that tom within range. Every article you read is littered with talk of fighting purrs, flydown cackles and clucks. What they don't tell you is now that you've caught that tom's interest and he's coming on a string... now what? I have seen more blown or missed turkeys from lack of experience in this area than I can imagine. If you can't seal the deal than you may as well have left the...