Sow vs boar identification.

Cdroot89

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I have some trail camera pictures of a bear and I was wondering if people who have more experience with black bears could help me identify if this bear is a sow or a boar. Also, how much do you think it weighs? I have a guess on the sex but I want to see what other people think. If you think you know what the sex is it would be great if you explained exactly why. Thanks!



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Wrench

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That's a tough one for me. I'd call sow based on the second picture due to the fat ass and short neck....but then the damn thing is a giraffe making me think fat boar. The first and last don't do much for me.
 

Russfitz07

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Could be a total newbie question but why does it matter? Or is it she a Curiosity thing
 

Chordeiles

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My guess, going by the second and third pics, would be sow. Due to pear shaped body and relatively small ankles on the front legs.
 

Pigdog

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I’d say sow, but couldn’t exactly tell you why. I’ve been wrong before. Saw a bear across a clear cut last year and started up on the predator call. Looked like a boar to me. It started coming in then turned and went in to the timber and came back out with two cubs.
 

Bueltcm

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So is it primarily torso/core shape that you use or is it leg size or other features that others use?
 

jhm2023

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Looks like a sow to me. See how the hips are considerably larger than the shoulder/torso area. Much like humans, a sow will have wider hips for child/cub bearing but overall smaller stature otherwise. A boar's torso will look somewhat similar in size to it's hips.
 
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