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Offline billythekidrock

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Guess the bears age.
« on: March 24, 2008, 07:20:32 PM »
So letís get the juices flowing for spring bear. Most of you have seen these pics before and may have read the stories, but one thing I didnít post was the ages of these bears.
So I will post these 2006 pics with a little description and you can guess the ages according to WDFW.

1. The first bear I shot in 2006 was a male that field dressed at 120 lbs that came into my distress calls. His pads were almost 4.5 inches across. This was the 3rd week of Aug.


2. My brotherís archery bear was a male that field dressed at 245lbs. The front pads were 4 ĺ inches and squared 6ft with the skull green scored at 18 10/16. This was the second week of Sept.


3. The second bear I killed in 2006 was this female that field dressed at 130lbs. She was about 5ft and had the remains of a fawn in her stomach. This was the 3rd week of Sept.





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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 07:23:10 PM »
2.5yrs
5.5yrs
3.5yrs
My guess is going off of BTKD look. It says there is milk on there lips. Sorry guys that kind of mood.  :dunno:
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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 07:29:00 PM »
2.0
6.0
4.0

Just a wild guess.
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Offline WildBear

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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008, 07:30:58 PM »
2
4
2.5

 wild guess
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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 07:35:44 PM »
2.5
3.5
3.5

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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2008, 07:43:28 PM »
I agree with mossback
2.5
3.5
3.5

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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2008, 07:44:46 PM »
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My guess is going off of BTKD look. It says there is milk on there lips. Sorry guys that kind of mood.

That looks says, "crap, now I gotta get my old butt to work".




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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2008, 07:51:08 PM »
Is that what that is?  ;) Man I am a post hore tonight.

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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2008, 08:40:09 PM »
I think. 2, 6, and 4. When do we get to know the age?

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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2008, 08:45:03 PM »
2 5 and 3
I'd buy that for a dollar.
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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2008, 08:48:39 PM »
2.5
5
3

Tis my guesses..
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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2008, 08:50:25 PM »
5
12
6

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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2008, 08:53:52 PM »
3.5
8.5
3.5

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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2008, 09:18:22 PM »
3
6
4
Hey it's a guess.  Is there a prize? ;)
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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2008, 09:41:32 PM »
im going to say 1.  1 1/2


                      2. 7
                      3. 3
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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2008, 09:47:20 PM »
I'm not gonna even try.  I shot a sow in Crescent City about the size of your last one that the CA dept of F & G said was 9.5 yrs old.  How 'bout the hunter?  Not too long in the tooth yet.
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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2008, 04:40:11 PM »
Most of you are pretty close.

Here are the ages that were given to my by WDFW.

1. 2.5
2. 4.5
3. 4.5

It was interesting to me that the 4.5 year old boar and sow were almost 50% different in weight and that the 1st and 3rd were two years apart in age but the same weight.

I will see if I can did up some more pics of bears that I have age data for in a day or so.




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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2008, 05:30:18 PM »
Thanks for posting the ages. I've always found it interesting to find out the ages of our bears.

Mine.....
1999- 8-1/2 yrs. boar 225lbs. (Black w/black muzzle) 80 yards 7:00am
2000- 3-1/2 yrs. boar 150 lbs. (black w/ brown muzzle) 125 yards 12:00 noon
2002- 6-1/2 yrs.boar 200 lb. (choolate) 75 yads 7:30 am

My brothers......
1999- 2-1/2 yrs. sow 100 lbs. (Jet black w/black muzzle) 100 yards 7:00am

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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2008, 06:17:45 PM »
hey BTKR,

wheres the pics of the 3rd and 4th WA bear from 2006 :rolleyes:

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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2008, 06:20:30 PM »
Actually I should have had a 3rd that year, but I chose to take my bow instead of a rifle with me to POW.




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Re: Guess the bears age.
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2008, 06:22:12 PM »
so thats ur story huh...ok

 



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