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We don’t have 7 foot black bear here. (Inch of paw width equals 1 foot of Bear length rule of thumb) But here is a cheat sheet.

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Yeah, I'm by no means an authority. That's also one the same images I referred to when trying to understand the differences.

 

He said something similar but it was: add an inch to the width of front paw for the squared size in feet. I feel like the paw was closer to 8" wide...

 

Terrace, BC is also the eastern end of Kermode, or "spirit" bear country. They're black bears with a recessive gene that makes their fur white (not albino).

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3 minutes ago, langfordbc said:

Yeah, I'm by no means an authority. That's also one the same images I referred to when trying to understand the differences.

 

He said something similar but it was: add an inch to the width of front paw for the squared size in feet. I feel like the paw was closer to 8" wide...

 

Terrace, BC is also the eastern end of Kermode, or "spirit" bear country. They're black bears with a recessive gene that makes their fur white (not albino).

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We have a lot of cinnamon black bears here.

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5 minutes ago, langfordbc said:

.......He said something similar but it was: add an inch to the width of front paw for the squared size in feet. I feel like the paw was closer to 8" wide........

 

8" wide would make it a world record class black bear. I've seen black bears that squared over 7', and it's impressive. But Terrace is an area I would expect huge black bears.........and sasquatches, too.........

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1 minute ago, Huntster said:

 

8" wide would make it a world record class black bear. I've seen black bears that squared over 7', and it's impressive. But Terrace is an area I would expect huge black bears.........and sasquatches, too.........

 

I think that's why he had such a hard time saying it was a black bear. Not saying it was in fact 8" wide, just that's what it seemed like.

 

And yep, I was keeping an eye out for more than just bear tracks!

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On 11/24/2021 at 4:49 PM, norseman said:

Got away to go wolf hunting today.

 

Saw lots of loggers and deer hunters. And one spot were a rabbit got whacked.

 

Nada on the return calls. Hopefully I didn't spoil anyones deer hunt. 
 

Blazer did awesome. Other than constantly turning the hubs in and out. I forget how good a mechanical 4x4 actually is. It just chugs along.

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That K5 is awesome!  Came really close to buying one identical to it in the Tri-Cities a couple of years ago for $8k.  Was looking for a nice K5, Bronco, or Ramcharger.  Ended up just buying the new 4Runner to make life less dramatic, but will always love the 2dr full-size SUVs from the 80's and 90's.

 

Still no snow over here.  Got in a new woods carry pistol and took it to the gravel pit outside of town and had some fun...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_W5mrKBwus

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Fresh snow on the ground as of last night so I'm heading out today for my first winter over night. And rifle season ends today in Maine with muzzleloaders starting in on Monday so hunter orange will be my fashion statement. 

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