Most hunters are more interested in what their bear square’s than it’s official score, which is determined by the size of the skull. If you’re wondering how to square a bear hide, it’s really pretty simple. This measurement is determined by simply taking two measurements of the flat, un-stretched bear hide.
How to Square a Bear Hide
- Take your measurements after fleshing, but prior to salting.
- Measure the length from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail.
- Then measure the width from the end of the claws, across the shoulders.
- Add these two numbers together, then divide by two.
Lets assume Length=71″ and Width= 76″.
- Add the two measurements together: 71+76/2 = 73.5 feet.
- Then convert to squared feet: 73.5/12 = 6.125 square feet.
What does a big bear square?
- Black Bears – Black bears squaring 5-6 feet are about average. A bear over 6 feet is excellent. Seven-foot black bears are trophies of a lifetime, likely 400 pound-plus animals.
- Grizzly Bears – A big interior grizzly squares out at around 8 feet and sometimes slightly larger.
- Brown Bears – A giant brown bear falls into the 9 to 11 squared feet range.
- Polar Bears – The largest of the bear clan, a fully mature polar bear can square up to and over 12 feet!
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