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Caught this guy out kicking off the bear rut.

Not-so-great cell phone pics taken at a distance. But he was a big boy.

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What state Yoder?

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They are on them here. My bear camp in Northern MN.
A week ago I came across a torn up area, huge tracks on a sow and the story was told right there on the ground.
I’m hoping that bore is no stranger come September.

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Nice catch with the pic Yoder..

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We watched him come a few hundred yards. He ended up disappearing in a small thicket and I had somewhere I had to be. So I couldn't wait him out for better shots. I wish there were something in the pics that acted as better scale. The pics I got in no way do him justice. My best guess is 450-475 lbs. But I could be a bit light because of the wide open space he was in. One way or the other.............to anyone who would shoot him........likely a bear of a lifetime.


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Awesome. Looks plenty good.

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Great pics!

On Vancouver Island at this time of year, three of us heard and watched a black bear making a kind of whiny singing sound. It reminded me of whale song though it was not quite as high pitched. None of us had ever heard a bear make such a sound, and I never have since. We assumed it was some kind of mating sound.

Anybody else heard this?

Another possible bear mating sound: A month ago, some kind of large animal made a loud belch/bellow sound at me when I broke a dry limb as I hiked to a lion calling stand. It was several hundred yards away in forest. Two minutes and 150 yards later I scraped through the limbs of a fallen alder, and instantly the thing bellowed/belched at me again, this time from within 100 yards on the old abandoned road. I set up and called, heard something nosing about within the first five minutes, then nothing for the rest of the hour. I guessed that this was a bear in mating mood, doing an interrogatory bawl to ask what critter was making clumsy sounds in the brush.

If in Canada in Fall, I'd assume this loud bawl/belch was a bull moose interrogatory, but not on the Olympic Penninsula. Bear? Cougar? (I've never seen an elk nor elk track in that watershed or might consider elk as the bellower.)

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About June 1 on Vancouver Island. This bear was about 350 yards away across a big creek and then a swampy meadow. Point and shoot camera. Looked like a big bear to a friend and to me. Bear season was open and we were seeing bears, but we were fishing and not hunting. The friend lives there and has a 7 foot black bear and I helped a grandson tag one a little larger than 7 foot. Fun to watch bears in the spring. I'm still curious as to how big this one would have measured. We measure hides and skulls, never have weighed one.

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