How are you measuring your black bears?
The reason why I ask is I'm a avid bear hunter from the PWS area. I keep logs of all the bears that I see each year for example, 2008 I spotted 76 bears and in 2007 spotted 58 in two weeks and I truly can say that I have only seen one Black bear that may have gone7 foot.
We have taken a total of 11 bears in 4 years, only two in the 6ft+ and most in the mid to upper 5 ft. I am very close to a local taxidermist that seals close to 50 bears a year. I once asked him how many true 7ft bears has he sealed. In 10 years he has only sealed 2 bears over 7ft.
Now I know I will take some heat for this but I read thread after thread of everyone shooting 7 footers and I find it somewhat hard to believe. I have seen pic's of these so called 7 footers and it leaves me wondering, "how are you measuring them?"