my first bear

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by bigry26, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. bigry26

    bigry26 Well-Known Member

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    I got this guy back in october he ended up being 6'6" and qeighed in the neighborhood of 400#. I measured the skull at 19 1/2" I was bummed on that one. here is the skull and the hide. Ryan
     

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  2. bigry26

    bigry26 Well-Known Member

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    I guess this one didnt want to load
     

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  3. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Nice bear, don't sweat the skull. Even in an area with good genetics, breaking into the book may be the toughest there is. A lot of meat heads out there.
     
  4. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    Like Carl said, don't worry about the skull. 19.5" is still really big!
     
  5. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I am gonna third this and say awesome bear. Cant go wrong on a 19.5" skull!
     
  6. Cold Trigger Finger

    Cold Trigger Finger Well-Known Member

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    A 19.5" black bear is a Great trophy. Don't be bummed out. It's rare to find one bigger. Lots of fawns and calf's will thank you! !
     
  7. bigry26

    bigry26 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys!! I am totally stoked with him and he is a trophy in my book.