Bear are very similar to domestic hogs. If they have food, they'll eat till they are full, get a drink of water and go lay down.
If you look at the bear above, you can pretty much see it's hide (across it's rib cage) and you can see the muscles in it's back legs. It's just not furred at all, and it's hair is packed down, almost like a wet coon.
If the bear was dry and fluffy, like when Tammy first shot the thing, it would look a whole lot better.
I'll try to give you the run down on the bear around here. Cubs are born near the end of January, around Thanksgiving the cubs (as a rule) should weigh from 50 to almost 100#. I remember a sow with 3 cubs, that ran up to me one year in deer season, I don't think they would have weighed 50#. But they are hard to judge.
The DNR takes a tooth sample for aging purposes, most of the time. I killed one that weighed around 95# once, according to the tooth, it was a cub.
The bear I killed season before last weighed 240#, according to the tooth, it was 2 years and 11 months old.
But looking at Tammy's bear above, (she killed it almost a month ago), if it'd had a chance to feed and fatten up until our normal bear season in December, it might have weighed 150 or 180# With a good acorn crop, lots of grapes or feeding in someone's corn field, it could put on quite a bit of weight.
Here at work we tag in critters and have weighed a lot of bear, the majority of bear are 200# or less. Well as I remember in the last 26 years, we've had 3 bear that went over 400#.
The size and weight of our game depends on the mast crop, this year it's pretty scarce in this area. Places where I've been anyway.
But let me ask, I'd guess the #1 bear food in Quebec is probably blue berries. Maybe not? Do you have Beech trees in your area?
If it's blue berries/huckle berries, how many months of they year do bear have a pretty much endless supply? 3 or 4 months? I guess now they are cleaning up moose scraps.