January 13, 2013 at 9:38pm
Look at the figures of A and B...With calipers, measure from the front to the back of the skull (lower jaw removed), then from side to side. A straight-edge (Such as a yard stick) would get ya close... Add the two measurements together and voila, you have the Bear's score. Even though we hear alot about weight....Weight really isn't important with record bears because The only method recognized by Boone/Crockett is skull size. An average black bear in the lower 48 will be somewhere between 16 and 18 inches, but exceptional Bears will measure between 19 and 21. To make the Boone/Crockett record book, the minimum size is 20 inches for the awards book, 21 inches for the all-time book. You mentioned a 24 inch skull???? The largest Black bear of ALL TIME recorded with Boone/Crockett was a 'picked up' skull from Utah that measured 23 10/16....Think about that for a second lol 23 and 10/16 inch Skull....That's a Giant head!!!!