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    Default Black or Brown Pic?

    Been doing this for years however, I welcome your opinions here. I'm 90% sure this is a Grizzly, any thoughts?
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    just a guess and im new at the bear thing but im going with black judging buy the size of your barrel to his back

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    Default Big Black Bear

    At first glance...the hump suggests grizzly, however, to me, the hump on the shoulder is exaggerated by the bears head position. I would like to see a more pronounced hump from a grizzly. Leaning towards black.
    The face and muzzle looks more pronounced like a grizzly, but the ears (hard to tell) look a little bigger; kind of like a black bear.
    The rump looks roundish but the angle is hard to tell.

    My first thought is it was a large black bear.
    Tough call tho. I can see why your soliciting opinions.

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    Any tracks left of him?

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    Thats a good sized blackie, you can see the brown snout and black fur if you look hard as well as the general body shape/build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoformudv View Post
    Thats a good sized blackie, you can see the brown snout and black fur if you look hard as well as the general body shape/build.
    +1. That's a toad!

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    No tracks, the grass is to thick... I sure hope it's a black bear, if I can get that guy, I may quit baiting... Said thing is, I walked in 4 hours after the photo, didn't eat anything besides the liquorish i had on the ground.

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    I played with it just a little in Photoshop and it sure looks like a black to me.
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    The other one.
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    I say the light is bad.

    I've done a few double takes - still not enough light to give definition.

    Size - irrelevent.

    Color - irrelevent.

    Shoulder - angle ... and, there are some pretty humpy black bears.

    Face - no depth perception on this PC.

    I would say that it's a bear.
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    Looks like a black to me

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    I'd be sitting in your stand!

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    Thanks everyone, you have made me feel a little better for the time being anyway. Going back out Wed., for th elast round of treats before I set Friday night. This is my 3rd year at this spot and it's been a good one so far. I hope to get a profile shot of it or at least a day light shot before Friday... I'll let you all know...

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    Have you thought about changing the location of your camera - closer, different angle, etc.? I have also heard of people sprinkling sand (flour?) around their bait station so that they can examine/measure tracks. Would make sure of what I was shooting before pulling the trigger.

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    I say black bear as well.

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    I say it is a bear. Go sit in that stand--shoot the first legal black bear that shows up and post some pics of your mug next to it.

    Going through the pictures of what is visiting your site is a blast. Post some better pics if you get them.

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    Nice Blackie!

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    what bronco sees, the light colored muzzle. BIG BLACKIE!

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    Default Tough call

    It's a little hard to see in that light, but my best guess is blackie.

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    Default Brownie

    Having a brown muzzle isn't a definitive characteristic for blackies. Many blackies have black muzzles, and many brownies have lighter muzzles. It's poor light to be sure, but a spring black bear should have a much narrower front end (sloping underside). This is a stocky and large bear. Look at its height compared to the barrel. Based on its height, width, and build, I'll put my money on it being a brown bear. Nice pictures and thread.

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