i was asked a question on another thread the other day regarding what size skull a certain size bear will generally have. i aswered with the best knowledge i have...my own. so i thought id ask any one who wanted to participate to post something for me here: just speaking brown bears.
post the hide size (approximate if you didnt square him)
the unit or area
the skull size
just thought itd be interesting to hear some different experiences from different areas and if enough guys participate it might give an approximate idea of what to expect of skull sizes from a particular area. pics of skulls would be awsome, but by all means i'd love anyone that has taken a bear to participate (who wants to) even if you dont have pics.
ill start: in the big chunk of unit 18 and 19 that i guide the following would be a general idea of what to expect based on something close to 30 bears personal experience, and three or four times that observing what other guides have produced in the same country:
7.5-8.5 foot = 23 to 24 inches (with a couple exceptions: older eight foot class bears with 25+ inch skulls, only two i can remember fit that category and neither taken by me)
8.5-9 foot =25 to 26 inches
9 - 9.5 = over 26 with very few exceptions
9.5 - 10 = usually over 27, with a few exceptions in the high 26
heres a couple examples:
hide and skull of a boar from last year...skull is a tad over 26, bear squared a couple inches over nine footDSCN0659.jpg
a nice one from 08, approaching ten foot hide, 27 3/4 skull sizeZack 018.jpg