The area this outfitter hunts has a very strong population of black bears where shot opportunity is 100% with all clients to date. The average size of the bears harvested is north of 6.5'. With some patience, taking a bear over 7' is possible. For guys who are looking for a color phase bear, they have them all (blonde, cinnamon, cherry, and brown). Bears that are 6.5-7' generally weigh 275 to 350 lbs. Once they get over 7', they can weigh up to 400-500 lbs. Last year, the biggest bear taken in the area they hunted was 8' square and weighed 483 lbs.