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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Jason Waterhouse » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:25 pm

After seeing petes pic of the biggest bear he treed i thought i would post one of the biggest bear i treed and let go.Of course it was training season. Id say this and another one were the 2 biggest bears ive ever seen in a tree.The post above with larrys big bear. Im 90% sure i ran that same bear with joe young a few years before laryy and matt harvested him.Joe and i watched that bear run right threw 3 strands of barb wired fence. The bear snapped the fence like it was dental floss.It was something to see. Larry and matt started the 438lbs bear just a couple of miles up the road from where joe and i ran it.Im pretty sure it was the same bear.He was started both times out of a corn feild with the hounds.


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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Jason Waterhouse » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:21 am

Heres is a couple of the biggest bears that have ever come out of Vermont 514 lbs clean dressed craig tanner harvested in lemington Vt in 1986 with hounds

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This is Vermonts biggest bear on record 525 lbs clean dressed james thomas norton Vt 1965

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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Jason Waterhouse » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:32 pm

I've got a bunch of pictures Jason.I will post some as soon as I get a chance.





Still looking forward to them pics george. This is a pretty good thread id like to keep it going.I thought there might be a few more pic shared in this one.
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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Jason Waterhouse » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:11 pm

Any pics yet george. Anybody else get any big bears over the years in theses 3 states.
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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Eric BEck » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:07 pm

JASON LET ME DIG UP SOME PICS FOR U AND SHOW U WHAT A PLOTT DOG CAN MAKE GET UP A TREE.
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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Jason Waterhouse » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:16 pm

Ok Eric let me have it. Show me what they can tree.
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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Tobey » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:13 am

some down East Maine bear's
380# live
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435# live
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360# live
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424# dresed
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600# live
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396# live
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Jason If George cant produce his Pic's I think I got a copy of them. I had a little to do with them Bears he's talking about.
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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Jason Waterhouse » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:14 am

Great pics dale thanks for sharing that 435 lbs bear looks just as big as the 600lbs bear. Hard to tell in a picture. Im sure there was some size differance tho.Dale you got any idea what the biigest bear that has ever came out of maine? 600lbs got to be right up there as record book weight.
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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Tobey » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:09 am

Jason About 20 years ago there was a huge bear living on the Danforth dump. Everyone had herd of him he only had 3 feet. A bait hunter put an arrow through him and set the record at 637# The previous record was under 600#.
One week later A hound hunter I think from S.Carolina killed one 66? # Which to the best of my limited knowledge is still the bigest


one of the bears George was talking about 422#
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This was the Boon and crocket bear only 220# but had a 20 3/8" skull
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410# live
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You got me diging Jason I got more :)
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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Tobey » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:14 am

I would give my right arm to have these 2 dogs again in there prime. This bear went 428#

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I estimated this bear at 400# + or - 20 The head and hide went 120#

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I left a tracking collar next to this Carcuss so I could find it again to get a true weight went back 3 days later hung up all the parts and got A total of 475#

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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Borderpond » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:55 pm

Thanks for posting those Tobey.Those bears sure bring back some memories.Jason, the one that went 422 is the biggest I have seen taken. I have only treed a couple that I thought were bigger.I have video of one during training season that I know was quite a bit bigger in NH.Only time I treed him was during training season, twice.I caught him a couple times during kill season when I had a client with me.I could never get the hunter up on him to shoot.Could have killed him myself half a dozen times while waiting for the hunter to catch up.I am pretty sure thats the only bear I have ever seen that was over 500lbs.

What do you guys think of that B&C bear that only weighed 220? That was the only bear from Maine that made the B&C book that year.
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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Ike » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:23 am

I had a friend and his brother run down a 20+ boar and kill it on the ground. They thought the bear would go 400 pounds, and since the bear died on or near the road, and since there were four of them, they loaded it up and weighed it on the scales. That bear only went 300 pounds, but looking at the photos it was short, thick and kinda stubby..... I have a photo of it somewhere but would have to look it up.......

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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Borderpond » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:50 pm

Tobey, hows the running been ? Must be nice starting July 1 instead of Aug 1 ?
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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby spruce mountain » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:40 pm

That bear does have a big head on him,I would guess that he was an old bear with worn teeth.You guy's are wrecking our image we don't have big bears in Maine.lol
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Re: Vermont,New Hampshire and Maine big bears

Postby Tobey » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:45 pm

It would be great if it would ever stop RAINING I have run a few Bayed up one 250 to 300 and berned dogs on some small ones It's tuff relying on strikes. I been mostly roading dogs and taking tracks from the road. We can start baiting Saterday.

Here's a better look at the head on that boon and crocket bear. It's slightly smaller than George's :lol:

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