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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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1st pa bear

I haven't been on here in a while so I figured i'd post this now. I finally harvested my first pa black bear this year with my inline. game commission estimated live weight at 481. I weighed it dressed on a registered cattle scale and it was 445. I thought/assumed when I gutted it that there was more than 36lbs of guts in it...
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 08:56 AM
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Big ol boy right there! Congrats!
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 09:22 AM
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Heck of a bear there. Congrats. A bear wieghing 445 dressed should be somewhere around 515-530 live I believe
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Nice bear and welcome back!

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 10:08 AM
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That's a beauty. Congratulations on a great PA trophy. I always go with the Game Commissions numbers because that's what's documented on the certificate. However, our check station has a digital scale. I saw a pic on HPA of scale being used that looked like it was from the 40's. Not sure how they calibrate that thing.
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Great bear right there and your first one! Congrats!

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 12:14 PM
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Nice bruin, ex cousin. LOL And yes I'd say definitely more than 36 lbs of entrails. Don't know how accurate that method they use in the early season of just measuring them with a tape to get weight is.

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