"Too bad this bruin didn't live to come cross a hunter's path. He would have truly been a monster. When Wade Brockman responded to a call of a dead animal on his cranberry farm, he found a month's old black bear. The big bruin was deceased too long to weigh, but the bear's skull measured 23 5/16 inches, which qualifies for a state record. It's only 5/16s away from the world record Boone&Crockett black bear." www.gohuntn.com/ned/reports/542-record-black-bear-found-in-wisconsin
I was recently given this bear skull.It was taken in MT in May,an old boar but not a monster one.He may have weighed 300 lbs..
"...It was given to me with the meat on it but I could see it had an injury over it's left eye orbit.When I cooked the skull for awhile and pulled it out to remove some loose meat,the cheekbone under that eye,crumbled in my hands.
My only guess is that another boar bit this bear,one canine puncturing his skull over the eye and the lower canine catching under the cheek bone,shattering it.
The hole over the eye was mostly healed but not completely closed.The cheekbone must have been trying to heal but the pieces didn't mesh back together very well when I reassembled it so I am assuming that the heavy jaw muscles that attach to it,were keeping it moving and it was having a hard time fusing again..."
Post by grrraaahhh on Apr 16, 2011 19:12:26 GMT -9
More than a decade after gray wolves were returned to Yellowstone, they remain a big draw. Grizzly bears look big from a distance, and even larger up close, as this skull held by MacNeil Lyons of the Yellowstone Association Institute shows. Photos by Jane Schneider.