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Around here it's all about

Around here it's all about the body weight.  Whenever you ask someone how big their bear was they'll tell you the weight.  I think body weight is just easier to see and gives a better idea of how big the bear actually was.  If I say I shot a bear that weighed 750 pounds you're gonna picture it in you head and know that's a big bear.  Even non-hunters would know it's a big bear.  Plus bear fluctuate so much in size that weight really is a separater between a trophy and a young bear.  If you used weights for deer they wouldn't be that far apart.  They'd range from 100 to 300 pounds which really doesn't do a 200" whitetail justice.  Now if I went up to someone and said I shot a bear with a 22" skull most people are gonna say..oh, ok and have no idea what that means.  Take my bear for example.  He dressed out at 356 and was 3 1/2 years old.  His skull measured 20 11/16ths though.  Mighty big skull for a bear of that size.

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Sounds like the game and fish

Sounds like the game and fish people are serious about their bear in NC.  That is a good thing.

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Yea, it is a good thing and

Yea, it is a good thing and they are serious about managing the population. It's paying dividends in money pumped into the economy. People come from different parts of the nation to hunt these bears. Hunting leases are skyrocketing as a result of it though. It makes it tough on the working man if you want to go to one of the better places to hunt.

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It being hard on the working

It being hard on the working man is one of those unfortunate consquences.  Hunting has gotten expensive and it is rough when the resident cant hunt in his home state.  Good that they are managing the bear, but bad that it has negative effects on local hunters.

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