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Old 10-24-2009, 10:47 AM   #1
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Default Estimating Bear Weight

Does anyone know of a way to determine the live weight of a black bear based upon chest circumference?

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Old 10-25-2009, 04:58 PM   #2
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When you see a bear track, you measure that and that will give you the approx length of the bear. The longer the heavier.

Are you trying to figure the bears weight from a distance or when you've shot it?
The deeper the chest goes, shorter the legs look, ears look to small for the head, and round face, You probably have a 450+ lb bear
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