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#1 PA RIDGE RUNNER

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 08:42 PM

On our hunting trip to camp on Saturday, Eric and I saw this bear track in the mud. Now remember the only bears we have in PA are black bears. To give a relation to size, the shotgun shell above the print is a 12 ga 3 inch mag. It looks to be a print of both the front and rear paws but I have never seen a bear track this big. I have included 2 photos of the track what do you think the size of this old bruin may be.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 05:44 AM

:worry: Gary said that the bear he bumped into was the biggest he's ever seen!
I think we need Larry to come in and verify it! :D
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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:07 AM

I'm like a portable bear insurance policy. If you want the critters to leave you alone, I will come to your area, buy a bear tag and you won't see one for the rest of the season. ^_^
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Posted 29 May 2006 - 10:32 AM

heck thats the front half of a BIGFOOT print :blink:
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Posted 29 May 2006 - 04:37 PM

Sil I'll bet you are right. You know everyone says they tip toe around so no one sees them :lol: :o)

Larry you and Melody are invited anytime bears or not.

Edited by PA RIDGE RUNNER, 29 May 2006 - 04:38 PM.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 09:47 PM

Hey Paul, I would guesstimate that is a 500-600lb bruin ala PA. That is a huge print Paul! Maybe it is a BIGFOOT eh :D
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Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:35 AM

I'm not familiar with bear prints or size comparisons, but that looks to be prett good sized.
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Posted 31 May 2006 - 01:46 PM

Nice picture PA. Thanks for sharing it.
I bet you kept looking over your shoulder after that notice. I know I would.

I read somewhere recently that Penns Woods is going to do bear archery season this coming season. That bear might be on notice eh!

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 02:05 PM

WOW so thats what mud looks like HMMMMM


Oh Not a bad bear print Its a big un or a big ole one thats for sure.


Just cant get over the Mud though,



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Posted 31 May 2006 - 04:53 PM

WOW so thats what mud looks like HMMMMM

Just cant get over the Mud though,



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RL where I took this pic it is on the point of a mountain and there is a gas line that runs about half way up the side of the hill. The property we hunt has springs all over the place so it is nothing to see water run in diff spots on the mountain.

Yeah when PA and I stumbled across this track I was in total awe because I have never seen a print this BIG, mud or no mud. :blink:
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:54 PM

Sasquatch on his tip toes. Sneaking up on something. :D

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 04:32 PM

Be very, very careful Paul. That's not a bear track. It's one of those rare but very agressive PA Wabbits! Don't go getting ate by one before I get the chance to meet you bud. ;) :lol:

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:48 PM

Not to worry Spirithawk I most likely won't even get gack to camp before Elkatraz so that ole bruin will have to come see me to get me.
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:43 PM

it's one of them 888# black bears you all got there.

PA has the largest black bears in the world right now.
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:44 PM

He sure is a big one for sure. We do have some really big black bears here in PA. The last estimate that I saw was PA had over 15,000 of those critters. Every year there are some that go over 600 lbs and a couple bigger than that. With the acorn crop last year and reasonably mild winter there ought to be some real monsters out there. Now if you have your heart set on a color phase bear forget PA as there are very few of them around.
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