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Old 05-22-2018, 02:06 AM
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You are right that bears keep growing, but their frames and heads only grow first the first 10 or so years of their lives. They may get heavier after that, but their maximum skeletal size is set by age 10 for males and about age 6 for females. The world record Black bear last I saw was 880 pounds and 7.5 years old when taken in Minnesota. Wild bears can easily live into the twenties.

The two bears in Popcan's picture are a pair of siblings, maybe two to two and a half years old. They will grow much bigger, both skeletal and body mass but if you are looking for an eating bear, the younger ones are FAR better eating than a 15 year old Boar.
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