Re: How big is this bear?
IMO, a Bear in the 300-400lb. range is a tuff call? Under 3 or over 400 is much easier. What I look at is how far his belly is from the ground. Young or small bear's look like the legs are to long. If you can get a good head picture look for his ears to be small and far apart. Young or small bear seem to have bigger ears. This one in your picture will be a shooter come Bear season for many hopefully you!!! I've seen some nice sows with a couple cubs about this size. To get a bear from 450 or so to 5 or 600 takes a while with good food around, like the one last year in the Pocono's that was on a good donut diet, and a sweet tooth. Bear in areas around dumps, feeder's,road kill GC dumps grow better and faster. Vegatation, Grubs,Acorn,Fish takes some time. If he's a Perry Co. bear I'm thinkin he's doin ok and if your out in bear season I'm gonna say you'll take him.. Good Luck and let us know his weight when you gettem. He'll seem like a 600lb'er when you drag him...later