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That’s a good looking bear Swamp. Hope you can hang onto him until season opens.
 

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Is it common for a sow to have 3 cubs?

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Also, they didn’t hang around long. I wondered if the big one that was there most of the night before was nearby .
 

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Is it common for a sow to have 3 cubs?

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Also, they didn’t hang around long. I wondered if the big one that was there most of the night before was nearby .
I’ve had a couple of sows show up with three cubs. I don’t think its common but its not all that uncommon.
That’s a good mama if she can raise three. She must have gone into the den in good shape last year.
 

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Slow start for me too. I have two so far. And very nocturnal. Lots of pics in middle of the night. Hope they get comfortable.

I opened bait last Friday and refilled (only needed half) yesterday. Looks like young one and a bigger one. Had seven unique ones (two were cubs) last year.

My temporary spider web sticks work well too. :)

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Slow start for me too. I have two so far. And very nocturnal. Lots of pics in middle of the night. Hope they get comfortable.

I opened bait last Friday and refilled (only needed half) yesterday. Looks like young one and a bigger one. Had seven unique ones (two were cubs) last year.

My temporary spider web sticks work well too. :)

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That too bear is a nice bear
Looks like decent chocolate boar
Bottom bear is big pot bellied sow
 

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That too bear is a nice bear
Looks like decent chocolate boar
Bottom bear is big pot bellied sow
jhatch what are you looking at to tell that one is a sow? I agree that it looks like a sow but sometimes I have a hard time telling a big sow from a boar if I can’t get a height reference. I haven’t seen one that I’d call a sow that was as tall as a barrel.
In that picture I see a light front end compared to the back making it kind of pear shaped and the head isn’t very blocky but I’ve seen tall, long legged boars that were quite a bit heavier in the back. Some bears just look to me like a female and I can’t necessarily pin it to one specific characteristic. Is that what you’re looking at or am I missing something?
 

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jhatch what are you looking at to tell that one is a sow? I agree that it looks like a sow but sometimes I have a hard time telling a big sow from a boar if I can’t get a height reference. I haven’t seen one that I’d call a sow that was as tall as a barrel.
In that picture I see a light front end compared to the back making it kind of pear shaped and the head isn’t very blocky but I’ve seen tall, long legged boars that were quite a bit heavier in the back. Some bears just look to me like a female and I can’t necessarily pin it to one specific characteristic. Is that what you’re looking at or am I missing something?
I might be wrong but it’s short squatty, fat and that smaller dainty face not as stout built in the front end
It just looks like a sow
When I see a bear that’s heavy like that but not big in stature most the time it’s a sow
A young boar will be taller and more bulky boned before it gets heavy
Like that top bear, it’s not huge but you can see he’s more defined and bigger framed
 

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I have two barrels out only - mostly donuts, some dog food mixed

I might out another out - only 1 has a camtracker on it

I got fouled a bit with food supply - so I'm baiting late, only running 2 (maybe 3) .... and we'll see what happens

Won't restock until next Friday - I suspect both barrels will be very empty by then
 

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Probably the reason. It's bad dry here and there is water off the direction it's headed in this shot.
 

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Probably the reason. It's bad dry here and there is water off the direction it's headed in this shot.
It’s bad dry everywhere across the state right now.
If you have water near by, it’ll be like hunting a water hole in New Mexico.
 

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Anybody got a guess on sex and size of that bear? Not sure I wouldn't freeze up if that sucker walks in while I'm sitting in a blind there on the ground. 😳
 

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Got some activity finally
A big chocolate boar, nice black boar, an old short stocky built boar and a collared bear that’s living there last two days as well as a few other smaller bears that are occasional visitors
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