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.
Hunting can be slow and frustrating if Mother Nature throws a warm hunting season at you. But things can take a drastic turn for the better with the onset of a cold snap. Whether you get snow or just a good, prolonged cold front, the hunting can improve on a dime. But cold whether can also make certain parts of the hunt more tedious. Here are some things to keep in mind when your prayers for cold weather finally pay off.
You can see a your quarry's breath when it is cold outside...