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After setting cameras here and there I finally got some pics of a bear. To me he looks super healthy and of decent size but I really don't know that much about bears so I am hoping those of you that do will chime in your thoughts on this guy.

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Also as you can see he did not like my camera and ripped it off the tree.

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I agree with swbuckmaster but I think it's a little older. The head shape, ears and general body shape lead me to think boar. The shoulders slope a little more than I think a boar's should but I'm still guessing it's a boar. If you get a chance, measure the width of the front pad. I'd like to know if my guess as to how big he is is right.
 

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I will try to get a print measurement. He broke the camera so I had to take it down, but I will be replacing it in the hills asap. No hunting just a gorgeous area a few miles from any road that I want to see and compare animal behavior and frequency too other areas. So far deer, elk, moose, coyote, and bear. Still no Sasquatch! :sad:

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Looks pretty close to the one I have on my trail cam. My bear hunt starts in 2 weeks and I will be happy with a bear this size. My tag is for the Wasatch-current creek.
 

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Looks pretty close to the one I have on my trail cam. My bear hunt starts in 2 weeks and I will be happy with a bear this size. My tag is for the Wasatch-current creek.
Probably not the same bear unless they travel some incredible distances. I hope your hunt is successful. I was going to put in for the spring archery bear hunt this year but they changed some regs that I could not accommodate.

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I will try to get a print measurement. He broke the camera so I had to take it down, but I will be replacing it in the hills asap. No hunting just a gorgeous area a few miles from any road that I want to see and compare animal behavior and frequency too other areas. So far deer, elk, moose, coyote, and bear. Still no Sasquatch! :sad:

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NO WOLF EITHER??? You must not be in Utah. :)
 

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He's about a 5 to 6 foot bear or about average. I'd shoot it with an archery tag. If I was hunting with dogs I'd pass.

Here are a few to compaire it to. The last two photos are the bear I took on my bait.
If you look at my bear you can see its rubbed. The bear in your photo looks larger because it's hair is still prime. I bet it looks different now though. That's the problem with the archery dates they have now. The bears will look like a spring doe with its hair all falling out.

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I concur with what many of the others have said, a young boar.....though I'm guessing him to square a little more in the 5 to 5 1/2 foot range. As longbow indicated, there's lots to learn from the size of the track. Measuring the front pad, anything over 4 inches wide is likely a boar, and anything over 5 inches is a darn nice boar. Venturing a guess, I'd expect that bear's front pad to measure about 4 1/2 inches across....
 

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one thing with bears is they always look bigger alive.

Here are a few bears I videoed a few years ago on one of my jobs. I woke one up out of his den hiking through the bush at about 15 feet. You think a pheasant scares the crap out of ya. Wait until the whole bush moves and one of these things jumps out. ha ha. Of coarse I didnt have bear spray or a gun at the time. But I did after this day ha ha. I wish I had a camera at the time but I didnt. These are three different bears but there just as large as the one I flushed out of the bushes.


 

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He's about a 5 to 6 foot bear or about average. I'd shoot it with an archery tag. If I was hunting with dogs I'd pass.

Here are a few to compaire it to. The last two photos are the bear I took on my bait.
If you look at my bear you can see its rubbed. The bear in your photo looks larger because it's hair is still prime. I bet it looks different now though. That's the problem with the archery dates they have now. The bears will look like a spring doe with its hair all falling out.

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I agree, I think the way the hunts are set up in Utah area ridiculous for Black Bears.

Why anyone would want to shoot a rubbed up bear over bait in june/july is beyond me.

Also, Bear tag prices are high in Utah.

$166 for a multi season bear hunt in Utah for resident.

$45 for a multi season bear hunt in Wyoming for a resident.

11.50 for a multi season bear hunt in Idaho for a resident.

$83 for a spring, summer, or fall hunt as a resident in Utah.

$19 for a spring or fall hunt as a resident in Montana

$38 for a spring or fall hunt as a resident in Arizona

$41 for a fall hunt as a resident in Colorado.

It's not even close when it comes to bear hunting.

It's almost as cheap to buy a non-resident license and two tags in a reduced area in Idaho as it is to pay the resident multi-season tag fee.
 

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Here is a track in the mud from the opening day of the archery deer/elk hunt 2014 in the same area (within 1/2 mile). No measurement but it rained good the night before. I wanted to put in for an archery bear tag in this area but they changed the rules to no shooting over bait, and that is the only I have means to get one. :shock: I hope they change it back! I am super curious about these critters, and hope I can get some more pics of them.

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