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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Four Cubs / How Common?

We have had a few bears around with 3 cubs but a few days ago a friend had a sow with 4 cubs in his driveway. He said the cubs were very small.

How common is it for a bear to have 4 cubs?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 05:31 PM
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We have had a few bears around with 3 cubs but a few days ago a friend had a sow with 4 cubs in his driveway. He said the cubs were very small.

How common is it for a bear to have 4 cubs?
Four cubs is very common around here. Although three is average I would say I see about as many with four cubs as I do with three.

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Re: Four Cubs / How Common?

Last bear i shot, had 4 cubs with her, all about 75 lbs.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 07:39 PM
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Re: Four Cubs / How Common?

Seems fairly common around here, there's a sow with 4 cubs coming around my cabin this year. There's another one with 3 cubs too. Last year I saw one with 3 cubs and the year before one with 4.
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Re: Four Cubs / How Common?

Very common in this part of 2D.

I know of two documented sows with FIVE cubs within 3-4 miles of my home over the last 6-8 years.

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In 97 I first saw a this sow with 2 cubs. In 99 she had 4 cubs with her. In 2001 she had 5 cubs and in 2003 she had 5 more cubs. The 2003 bear season she was harvested along with the 5 cubs. She was a breeder.
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I alwayd heard that 1 was as common as five.Two were as common as four and 3 was the most common.I have no idea how accurate that is.
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I seen some pics from Armstrong County with a mother and 5 cubs. I heard the other day that a dumpster upset and killed one of the cubs.
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Re: Four Cubs / How Common?

Very common here in NW Pa as well. Occasionally see 5 as well.
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Thats great to see!
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