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    Ok guys let's hear it.....how big do you think this bear is? That is indeed a 55 gallon drum that he looks like he's about to have a "moment" with.......lol.


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    BIG!!!

    your teasing me over here..lol
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    That's a big boy!!
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    I would guess 9' to 9 1/2'
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    I am with Amigo on this one, thats a bruiser and that barrel is not going to hold up to his using it as a toy.

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    Looks like a shooter to me!

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    Big one for sure. I finally gave up baiting on the Kenai when bears like this guy kept coming in and black bears were few and far between.

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    If he's as tall as 2 barrels, you have a standing 6ft high bear.
    If you 'place' the barrel at the tip of his tail, 'run' it up to his hump, you get a estimate of his girth around center mass.
    I'm thinking about a 8fter.

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    That guy is every bit of 9'-6", and very likely a bit bigger. At first glance, and from the view you post, it could easily go 10-ft. The barrel looks like a stove, and is probably the reason for the bear's interest.

    If you can find a crisp front pad track, measure its width, add one-inch, and change that result to feet. That's what the bear will most likely "square." That formula has worked for me for more than 35-years, and it has worked on blacks, grizz, and coastal browns.

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    Thick legs/arms. His neck looks long too.

    He's more than 2 barrels high.

    I would bet he's more than 8 1/2

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    He is surely a 9+ bear. Just a beast for sure!

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    bigger than a breadbox!
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    He's big enuff that I would NEVER walk back to that bait site again using my bow! And, he can have the drum - its his to keep!!!
    I have a almost 7 foot blackie mounted and he dwarfs that - I wouild guess 9 + for sure... Hopefully you know and can tell us???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly 2 View Post

    If you can find a crisp front pad track, measure its width, add one-inch, and change that result to feet. That's what the bear will most likely "square." That formula has worked for me for more than 35-years, and it has worked on blacks, grizz, and coastal browns.
    I used to use that formula as well until I found a few bears with odd-sized feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEDWUF View Post
    If he's as tall as 2 barrels, you have a standing 6ft high bear.
    If you 'place' the barrel at the tip of his tail, 'run' it up to his hump, you get a estimate of his girth around center mass.
    I'm thinking about a 8fter.
    The pic is from a tough angle to judge several significant indicators of his size, but I gotta agree with DEDWUF that the bear looks like 8-8.5 feet--comparing him to the barrel makes it apparent he is not a bruiser. He doesn't appear to be a very young bear, but I do not see anything that suggests he is an older 9+ boar.
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    If 55gal drums were 36" tall he would be right.
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    Not a bear judging size expert. Know a few of the obvious signs. Drew a KBB tag this fall. I'd shoot him, given the opportunity. I only want a 9'+ bear. I'd like to see him walk, or waddle, if you will.
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    Just had to measure four 55 gallon drums (metal) 35 inches high, and one blue poly 55 gallon drum 35 inches high.
    Pic is at a odd angle,
    I don't like to over estimate bears,, seen to many 9fters plus people chased and caught only for them to find they were waaay less squared.

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    I don't think that that's a bear at all. It looks just like my chocolate lab, if you Bobbed her tail. Lol

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    You know how people hold their fish out at arms lenght to make them look bigger ?
    Let's see if someone can reverse that picture so the barrel is in front of the Bear. We might have a different opinion then.LOL

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