Yeah wait and see if its dad show up.
Signs to look for
1- Ears - look big = small bear
2- Snout - looks long = small bear
3- Leggs - look long = small bear
4- Open space between bear belly and ground - lots = small bear
When I looked at the first photo of the bear eating, I was thinking about 225 or more. Mature looking shoulders and side of head and snout. Then I saw the next photo of he bear walking away. Looks like a 125 pounder on the hoof. The photo of the bear eating was taken at 6:11. The photo of the bear walking away was taken at 6:10. Could it be possible the little guy was taking off when the bigger boy was coming in? They look like different bears to me. Just a thought. Kevin
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....