Ok gents, to all those experienced in judging the biggest of the biggest bears, please help me out if you may....
I am heading to Kodiak next month, and at this point, I am still nervous in my capabilities at judging brown bears. I've watched video after video, I've examined picture after picture.....Hell, I've been to Kodiak and hunted em before on a pardners hunt, yet, I still keep coming up with the same problem....
THEY ALL LOOK HUGE TO ME!!!!
Yep, they all look like small tanks to me...Sows, Cubs, Boars...they are all big.
So what do you guys look for? Jake, ninefoot, JWant, any of you other guides that have hunted these bears, what do you guys look for?
I've heard about the head/neck/length method, what else? Small head proportionately? Distance between the ears? Shape of head?
I know some of you guys have some strong ideas on bear judging, so lets hear it....Hopefully you may help me, and anybody else going to Kodiak with this peculiar problem.
Oh yeah, and if anybody has anything to add on strategies, tips, do's, dont's, or anything specific about the Red Lake area, I am all ears, and thanks in advance.....Josh