While hunting black bear with my son last night we shot a once in a life time bear. My son spoted a bear and after watching it for a little while we noticed it was limping real bad. It was not very big but I figured we would complete the job someone else failed to do. After an uneventfull shot we walked up to the bear and noticed the cause of its limp. It only had 3 legs!! The front right leg at the elbow was gone. It was a fur coverd stump. After sKinning it it lookes as if there was no broken bone just missing from the elbow down. When I was telling my dad this story he asked how big it was. I told him anyone could shoot a big bear but how many have shot one with three legs. That is one my son will not forget and the small bear will eat just fine.
If i had to guess a snare was the cause, but who knows.