How Old/ Big is this Bear

Discussion in 'Big Game Hunting' started by chart33, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. chart33

    chart33 Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2010
    Posts:
    447
    Likes Received:
    1
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NH/ MA
    Hey Guys,

    I got this bear on my trail cam in may. The year says 2008 but it was this year. How old/ big do you think it is. I have trouble judging the size but based on the distance from ear to ear it looks pretty big to me. Your thoughts?

    PICT0127.jpg PICT0125.jpg PICT0121.jpg
     
  2. Fitz

    Fitz Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Posts:
    19,215
    Likes Received:
    447
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ely, MN
    I'm not that good with bear, but it seems decently sized, looking at the skull in the first pic.

    Schultzy is the one that needs to see these photos, he'd know :tu:
     
  3. JCraig

    JCraig Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Posts:
    1,427
    Likes Received:
    1
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Milford, ME
    I wanna say 250-300 pounds, no idea how to age a bear though.
     
  4. Schultzy

    Schultzy Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Posts:
    9,692
    Likes Received:
    5
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Being that picture was taken In May and It's only been out of hibernation for a month or so It's more then likely a decent size bear now being he's starting to get fattened up for hibernation. I'd bet It's no younger then 4.5 years old, probably In that 6 to 7 year old range. Hard to tell though, more head pictures would be nice. Probably In that 175lb range In your picture.
     
  5. Treehopper

    Treehopper Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Posts:
    1,939
    Likes Received:
    3
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WI
    Cannot guess on age. Weight around 200.
     

Share This Page