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A little background - I was back in WV last week and have this picture hanging at my camp. The picture was taken a few years back. I had several pics of this guy over a couple years and always in the Spring. The local story has it that this guy had a chip and was being monitored by the Wildlife Department. Well there was a Doctor who lived on 400 ac about a mile up the road from my place. The Doctor passed away and his widow moved out. His children kept the heat on in the house until it could be sold. Well the Wildlife Department was checking on the big guy as he was hibernating and not moving. Well they found him...The Doctor's house had thick laurel up against the side of the house and he was tucked in tight against the foundation, I assume where it was a good wind block and maybe just a bit warmer. I never did hear whatever happened to the him.

Anyway....how old do you think he is in this picture and how much does he weigh? I'm no bear expert but would say he's very old by looking at his face and his body stature (wide front legs, tall in the hips). I'm thinking he's 350lbs+...guesses/opinions?

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Hes old for sure maybe 250 300lbs
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I believe with that gray looking muzzle he has some age to him , prolly over 10 years old. I don't think he weighs over 300 tho , but of course that's just my opinion
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I'm sure I probably am over estimating the weight...but he definitely looks like an old guy to me.
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Bear weights can fool you. There were two bears seen many times on our club this fall, most people guessed their weight at 150- 175 pounds. There were both shot in bear season and weighed in the 130 pound range. Both were males. A WV bear hunter who had a pack of 17 dogs for bear hunting said a 300 lb. bear was exceptional and most weighed less than that.
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cub bear that got into a bag of flour.....lol
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