Thread: 45 ACP vs Bear
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Old January 10, 2013, 09:12 AM   #57
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
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Pennsylvania is home to some kick ass large bears...

Over the years I've seen several (one in the wild, two shot by hunters) that EASILY topped 6 feet in a standing pose, NOT a reared up paws over head pose.

Habitat and food availability ALWAYS plays a role in a critter's ultimate final body size (not just whether they are overweight or not). A critter with the genes to be very large, but which is chronically starved for adequate food, isn't going to grow out to its potential.
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