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I've got 3 more guys and 3 cameramen this week. If the first 3 kill quick then the camera guys will hunt. These guys are from Missouri. I'll get a pic of their truck, hunter pimped out big time.LOL
 

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Great stuff NB Guide
Keeping them customers happy.
Great pics for them too.

Lookin fwd to some video from ya soon.
 

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Will you tell us the weight of these bears?
Give us an idea of what the hunters thought and what it really was.
I have a really hard time est. the weight.
I can guess: less than 100, more than 150, over 200 and wow.
I think.
I have a hard time beleiving guys can est. a bear within 40lbs. accurately.
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My gallery post of the bear with the crest, my guess is more than 150, less than 200???
 

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Will you tell us the weight of these bears?
Give us an idea of what the hunters thought and what it really was.
I have a really hard time est. the weight.
I can guess: less than 100, more than 150, over 200 and wow.
I think.
I have a hard time beleiving guys can est. a bear within 40lbs. accurately.
Comments?
My gallery post of the bear with the crest, my guess is more than 150, less than 200???
From Top Bear Down:

149 lbs

121 lbs

111 lbs

119 lbs

188 lbs

90 lbs

I use digital scales that measure to the nearest tenth of a pound. We just round off on the tenth ie: 187.4 lbs is 188 lbs.

I'll put a pic of a 285 fied dressed spring bear a hunter killed 2 years ago. Whole lot of bear..LOL

By the way, most of these hunters thought they killed a 250 + bear. Ground Shrinkage on bear is like swimming pool shrinkage on us, its pretty much a guaranteed thing..LOL

With pics you definitely need to take the hunters size in consideration and estimate from there. Nothing else to compare to.
 

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Thanks for posting some honest weights and pictures. I was a little discouraged because I shot a smaller bear this year than I was gunning for (I missed the big one at my stand). But the rangers said the one I brought in was pretty average, and from what you've got here, it looks like they were right. Mine was probably 100-120 lbs. I wish I'd weighed it.
 

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The "average" Bears killed in the province will weigh about 120lbs.For some Sows, this is as big as they'll ever be.Genetics, available feed, and how hard a Bear has to work to obtain good quality feed will determine a Bears size limits.When a Boar reaches his peek, between the ages of 5-9, he'll be as heavy as he'll ever get.Of course fall Bears will be heavier, though it is often overestimated, when a hunter kills a spring Bear, and says he'd go"x"lbs in the fall.Bears are still pretty mysterious creatures given the fact that not only do they use delayed implantation, to be certain the cubs will arrive at the right time, but how many animals are "true" hibernators, that not only support their own life with body fat, but can at the same time produce milk as well.In my experience the adult Boars will retain the most fat, when leaving their dens in the spring, and I believe this is done so to prepare them for the"Rut", in which time the most dominant Boars will be more concerned with breeding than eating.
 

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This is a 285 lb from 2 years ago spring hunt. Whole lot of Bear. Alot of guys would say this is 400 + pounds but not even close to 400. Put him on all fours and he's huge. I put this pic up just to let you estimate the weight better on bears. Hunter is 6'1 and 225lbs

 

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This is a 285 lb from 2 years ago spring hunt. Whole lot of Bear. Alot of guys would say this is 400 + pounds but not even close to 400. Put him on all fours and he's huge. I put this pic up just to let you estimate the weight better on bears. Hunter is 6'1 and 225lbs

Nice bear, where abouts do you guide?
I'm in northern N.B. and guide bear hunts also, mind you I don't have much call last couple year with the exchange rate

do you weigh them field dressed?

All bears I seen killed all weighed over 300lbs, until you actually put them on a scale lol, they usually loose half or more of their weight lol
Biggest bear that was killed and weighed, was 287lbs field dressed
In 2009 it was bigger than that, but we got out of the woods at 12am and the scale was behind 4 crates of pop in my buddy's walk in
so we just measured it, 57" from tail to tip of nose.

Here's a couple pics,, I hope it'll work

This bear weighed 287lbs field dressed



My first year as a guide
4 Bears on the first day


This is in 2009, 57" tip of tail to tip of nose


Spring 2006, 247lbs field dressed



Spring 2010, had to go guide for another Outfitter
Guess the weight


 
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