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#6256541 - 06/08/18 10:01 PM Caught these on the game cam. School me, please.
Jerry Jr. Offline
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Registered: 07/25/16
Posts: 306
Loc: Ne pa


I hope this worked. Wife got this pick along with many others just a couple days ago. Looks like we got us some bear out in the swamp!

Just to clarify, that is a very large bear with two cinnamon and two black cubs.
On the down side she is talking about banning bear hunting for this year.

She had some picks a couple days before this of just the big one. It has come to my attention that June is their breading time. To me they look the same size and pretty darn small. Are they hers from this year? I am thinking they are. They sure seem to like old doughnuts. Gonna put more out when we get them. Came is on a main trail.

Thanks for any advice.

Jerry Jr.
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#6256546 - 06/08/18 10:05 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
Jurassic Park Offline
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Loc: MB
That blonde bear is worth a lot of money!
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#6256551 - 06/08/18 10:08 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
Jerry Jr. Offline
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There we go, I win.

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#6256557 - 06/08/18 10:15 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
Jerry Jr. Offline
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Loc: Ne pa


There is a better pic of the big one.

Jerry Jr.
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#6256558 - 06/08/18 10:15 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 13290
Loc: Central, SD
2 blonds and 2 black cubs it looks like to me!
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#6256564 - 06/08/18 10:18 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jurassic Park]
Jerry Jr. Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jurassic Park
That blonde bear is worth a lot of money!


There are two of them and if they can make it a couple years that will be great! Problem is there are a few swamps in our area. I am sure they will be roaming all of them.

I hope in a couple years I will have the chance to get one of them. We shall see!

Jerry Jr.
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#6256571 - 06/08/18 10:29 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
KeithC Offline
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Registered: 05/13/09
Posts: 2724
Loc: Champaign County, Ohio.
I think it's interesting that black bears and labrador retrievers come in the same colors.

Keith

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#6256574 - 06/08/18 10:36 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: KeithC]
GREENCOUNTYPETE Offline
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Registered: 09/30/13
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Loc: Green County Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: KeithC
I think it's interesting that black bears and labrador retrievers come in the same colors.

Keith


had a friend who thought his lab was following him down the trial while he road his dirt bike slowed down to scold the dog and send it hom , then he realized it was a bear cub trotting along behind him and he decided he didn't want to meat the sow.
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#6256575 - 06/08/18 10:39 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Really Cool pictures!
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#6256580 - 06/08/18 10:47 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
MINK I LOVE Offline
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Registered: 01/18/17
Posts: 1143
Loc: Iowa
Now that is Awesome stuff!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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#6256582 - 06/08/18 10:53 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
J.Morse Offline
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Registered: 05/31/13
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Loc: Northern Michigan
Chances are the young will disperse when the old girl drives them off a year from now.
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#6256589 - 06/08/18 11:12 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
Taximan Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
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Loc: SW Montana
Yes,they were born this year and will be kicked off,next June or whenever her heat cycle is.I would think blonde cubs would be very rare there.In most parts of the country,4 cubs would be rare.She will run the male cubs off,next year but may allow female cubs to share her range.

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#6256609 - 06/09/18 12:47 AM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
ambush32 Offline
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Loc: Mi, Mecosta
Awesome pics....
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#6256656 - 06/09/18 05:56 AM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
Art S Offline
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Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 839
Loc: Pa
Really cool bears,we had a sow with 4 cubs last year,
no blonds tho,but there's a ban on intentionally feeding
bears in Pa. Bear regs.
Not trying to be an internet "warden" but you asked to be schooled,lol

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#6256699 - 06/09/18 07:37 AM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Taximan]
Osky Offline
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Registered: 12/09/13
Posts: 5470
Loc: Northern MN
Originally Posted By: Taximan
Yes,they were born this year and will be kicked off,next June or whenever her heat cycle is.I would think blonde cubs would be very rare there.In most parts of the country,4 cubs would be rare.She will run the male cubs off,next year but may allow female cubs to share her range.


This. Up here they can vary some in size when they leave the den depending on how early they were born, what condition the sow was in when she went down, and how long she stays down. Sure looks like a healthy bunch there.
Even in our thick bush country off colored bears do not generally get large or live long, hunters tend to abandon their self imposed size perameters when blondes, reds, or cinnimons show up.

Osky
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#6256987 - 06/09/18 07:12 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Art S]
Jerry Jr. Offline
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Loc: Ne pa
Thanks for all the replies guys. Another question, several years ago they got a 305# sow out in the swamp. She had a younger bear with her (1year 10months I think). How often do the sows breed? I am thinking it is every other year.

Originally Posted By: Art S
Really cool bears,we had a sow with 4 cubs last year,
no blonds tho,but there's a ban on intentionally feeding
bears in Pa
. Bear regs.
Not trying to be an internet "warden" but you asked to be schooled,lol


Thanks, I didn't know that one. Good thing them doughnuts were put out there for the deer and yotes. When I find the card I will post a pick.

Jerry Jr.
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#6257023 - 06/09/18 08:14 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
Taximan Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
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They breed every other year,normally.If the young cubs get killed,she can come back in heat and could have cubs on a,consecutive year.I've seen it happen but normally,the cubs stay with the sow for a year and a half.

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#6257046 - 06/09/18 08:53 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
Osky Offline
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Registered: 12/09/13
Posts: 5470
Loc: Northern MN
Black bears are a lot like human women in that they willl keep on growing as long as they are not bred. Structurally they pretty much stall out as soon as they have the first litter. They still get fatter in good years but no bigger boned.

I have had 3 sows killed here that were legit on the scale over 300. These three sows were weighed dressed, and all were better than 268 but under 289. That would put them in the low 300's on the pads, as a point of reference. This is since the 80's, heaven knows how many total kills. Point being a 300 plus sow is pretty special.

Osky
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#6259217 - 06/13/18 01:16 PM Re: Caught these on the game cam. School me, please. [Re: Jerry Jr.]
Jerry Jr. Offline
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Registered: 07/25/16
Posts: 306
Loc: Ne pa



To me it looks like we have two bear roaming around. Got several picks of the one without the cubs. Looks like the belly isn't as close to the ground and the legs look skinnier.

Jerry Jr.
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