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Unread 04-12-2024, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default Spring bear visits.

While we're accustomed to these guys visiting in early spring, it's usually one of the regulars, most of whom have been tagged. This boy is new to the neighborhood, and not tagged yet. I believe he's been in one of the vacant dens on my property. I have decided to no longer allow the DEEP on the property, because of a very abusive tagging last year.
And yes, the suet feeders are down.
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Edgar that fella looks big to this poor judge of bears. What do you suppose he might tip the scales at?
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According to my daughter give or take a little, 375-400lb
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That's a big one
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Yikes! Dogs beware!
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That is one fat bear for a springtime bear!





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As a longtime bear hunter/guide here in New Hampshire I can tell you that is a very big black bear. The best way to size a bear is to look at the ears. Small ears that are set low and wide apart on the bears skull denote a big bear. This guy has very small ears and the are set low and wide apart on his skull. He is all of 400 Lbs. Edgar, is there a bear season in Connecticut?
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Very nice bear rug walking
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Edgar, is there a bear season in Connecticut?
Honestly, Steve, I think we'll have a Republican Governor before we have a bear season. Last year it was recommended by DEEP, (woman commissioner)
And voted down.
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That is a shame. With mild winters and no hunting season you must have a robust bear population. And I would guess many large bears as the one you posted. I do not imagine that they need to den for very long if at all. We have such a large bear population that starting this fall we can take two bears. It’s unreal. And we can still hunt, hound hunt and hunt over bait. Live free or die.
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