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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-08-2018, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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A fat one

Here are some screen shots from a trail cam video. Look how fat this bear is. Maybe a pregnant sow?








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That's a big one right there!
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-08-2018, 10:16 PM
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That would be a big ole male.

Bears breed in June, July and August but the egg doesn't even implant in the uterus until November. Once the egg implants in the uterus the sow will be headed to a den within a matter of days. The cubs are then born in January and weigh less than a pound at birth. Usually the sow doesn't even know she gave birth until sometime later when the cubs are bigger and spring is approaching.


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Any idea on weight?
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Any idea on weight?
Its pretty hard to tell from a picture without something to reference the size but I would guess maybe 500 pounds.


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Your video should be a little more revealing to judge its weight. Boars always have the big back ends. Nearly impossible to tell from still shots or by comparing, but I arrowed this PA boar and it weighed 541. The one in your picture looks heavier to me.
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Your video should be a little more revealing to judge its weight. Boars always have the big back ends. Nearly impossible to tell from still shots or by comparing, but I arrowed this PA boar and it weighed 541. The one in your picture looks heavier to me.
Wow, congrats. That's a great bear.

I'll see if I can figure out how to post the video.
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That would be a big ole male.

Bears breed in June, July and August but the egg doesn't even implant in the uterus until November. Once the egg implants in the uterus the sow will be headed to a den within a matter of days. The cubs are then born in January and weigh less than a pound at birth. Usually the sow doesn't even know she gave birth until sometime later when the cubs are bigger and spring is approaching.


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They don't nurse from the mother?
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They don't nurse from the mother?

Yes they sure do. They are like little heat seeking missiles when they are born. They seek the warmest spot they can find and that happens to be the sows nipples. They crawl around on her searching for that hot spot then when they find it they just attach themselves to it. All just part of nature when it comes to sows and bear cubs. The sow generally doesn't even know it is happening until some period of time later.

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That's interesting I didn't know that. Thanks! My friend and photo mentor Tim Flanigan told me a sow can have different cubs from a different father, what is the term for this.
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