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BLACK BEAR SIZING

How many lbs "average" would a black bear with a 4 3/4"by 6 3/4" front foot would be? This is a foot print i found near my bait site.

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There is no way to tell the weight of a bear by it's track. there are too many variables like age, time of year, available feed, etc.

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Yip you really can't tell unless you see him!

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BLACK BEAR SIZING

Yeah what they said.
Still does seem like a large front foot. You sure it is the front? Could be a small bear with big feet. Real popular with the sows Shame on You!

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Yip I agree adk.

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ADKBEAR wrote:
Yeah what they said.
Still does seem like a large front foot. You sure it is the front? Could be a small bear with big feet. Real popular with the sows Shame on You!

LOL

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Whats LOL

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LOL is Laugh Out Loud.

I actually chuckled when I thought about the shoe size reference posted above.

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I meant WHATS LOL as in are are you laughing at..
and you already answered me ya same reaction on this end man.

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Black bear sizing

For the most part big black bears have big feet. The exception to this rule is that females feet seem to stop growing (at least in my area) when the front pads reach about 4" to 4 1/2" wide. Last year I took a dry sow. Her front pads were approx. 4" and she dressed out at 280 pounds. If you see 5" wide front pads, you have a big bear. Black bear with front pads wider than 5" will look like a fur covered volkswagen moving through the woods. This may not be true everywhere, but it seems to be here in northern Minnesota.

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I seen some big pads in my time and I agree with you on that one usually big pads dont mean little bear obviously they mean he or she is for the most part a big bear.

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