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Big Game Hunting => Bear Hunting => Topic started by: buckcanyonlodge on January 22, 2018, 03:10:28 PM

Title: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on January 22, 2018, 03:10:28 PM
How old is the big boar in the pic??
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: Timberstalker on January 22, 2018, 03:11:09 PM
He’s dead.
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on January 22, 2018, 03:21:37 PM
Correction.....Was
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on January 22, 2018, 03:32:04 PM
How big was he?  Males reach sexual maturity at 3-4 years, but rarely get breeding opportunities due to competition from bigger older boars.  They grow rapidly to around 5, but unlike sows boars will continue to grow bigger throughout their dominant years.  He could be anywhere from 6-14 I would estimate.
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on January 22, 2018, 03:33:19 PM
How big was he?  Males reach sexual maturity at 3-4 years, but rarely get breeding opportunities due to competition from bigger older boars.  They grow rapidly to around 5, but unlike sows boars will continue to grow bigger throughout their dominant years.  He could be anywhere from 6-14 I would estimate.

You're right in there!!
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: HighCountryHunter88 on January 22, 2018, 03:55:44 PM
11 yr
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on January 22, 2018, 03:58:50 PM
Couple more guesses and I'll post the age. He also was 1 1/2 inches over the Boone & Crockett min. score.
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: lewy on January 22, 2018, 04:01:26 PM
Lets see his teeth, if not its a guessing game requiring zero skill :chuckle:
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on January 22, 2018, 04:08:10 PM
Ok 14 years old   
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Post by: Timberstalker on January 22, 2018, 04:09:29 PM
Do you remember how long he was from nose to tail ?
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on January 22, 2018, 04:12:06 PM
New Post....How long was this bear from nose to tail.....
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: Timberstalker on January 22, 2018, 04:13:19 PM
6’4”
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Post by: idaho guy on January 22, 2018, 04:25:28 PM
6' 8'
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Post by: Mudman on January 22, 2018, 05:21:31 PM
82"l, 21.5" head.?
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Post by: JWEBB on January 22, 2018, 07:04:36 PM
76 inches
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Post by: Mudman on January 22, 2018, 07:15:53 PM
Cmon what is answer??????? :drool:
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: Calvin Rayborn on January 22, 2018, 07:37:03 PM
Old enough to cause some serious damage in camp!  :chuckle:
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Post by: Calvin Rayborn on January 22, 2018, 07:37:34 PM
4 and a half?  :dunno: :chuckle:
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on January 22, 2018, 07:40:41 PM
Nice bear.  :tup:  I killed a west side bear in August that didn’t even come close to that size that was 15 YO.  :yike:
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: Machias on January 24, 2018, 10:28:33 AM
Beautiful bear.  I guess around 6'4".
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Post by: Pathfinder101 on January 24, 2018, 12:12:49 PM
Definitely over 6 foot.  His body is so big that it makes his head look small... and if he made book, then he's got a BIG head...
I'll guess 6' 6"
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: tgomez on January 24, 2018, 01:37:17 PM
6'5"
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Post by: Idighuntin on January 25, 2018, 04:51:22 AM
6'8"
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 25, 2018, 05:02:11 AM
4 yrs 5 months
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: Limhangerslayer on January 25, 2018, 09:05:05 PM
I just got my spring bear info back.  Mine was 7 years old, have not scored him yet, but he squared 6' 61/2"
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Post by: Limhangerslayer on January 25, 2018, 09:06:20 PM
As for his square 6' 10"
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on January 26, 2018, 05:07:13 AM
21 1/2" Boone & Crockett  Almost 7 ft sq.
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: bearpaw on January 26, 2018, 05:43:52 AM
21 1/2" Boone & Crockett  Almost 7 ft sq.

That's a really good head for an eastern WA bear, got to be one of the biggest from E WA!  :tup:
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: Mudman on January 26, 2018, 08:05:16 AM
21 1/2" Boone & Crockett  Almost 7 ft sq.
Does that mean I win the estimate?!?! :chuckle:
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Post by: buckcanyonlodge on January 26, 2018, 08:12:21 AM
You are a winner winner winner Mudman
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Post by: Mudman on January 26, 2018, 10:05:50 AM
 :rockin:  Lucky guess.  Its an awesome bear!  :tup:
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Post by: CaNINE on January 26, 2018, 04:23:45 PM
From looking at the ear set I'll go 18.5" skull; 6'4' square hide measurement and 11 years old.
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on January 26, 2018, 06:55:50 PM
From looking at the ear set I'll go 18.5" skull; 6'4' square hide measurement and 11 years old.

21 1/2" Boone & Crockett  Almost 7 ft sq.  14 years old
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: CaNINE on January 26, 2018, 08:48:17 PM
That's an impressive beast. Should be pretty close to WA state record?
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Post by: Timberstalker on January 26, 2018, 09:28:42 PM
That's an impressive beast. Should be pretty close to WA state record?

Looks like it’d be #3 in the Washington book.
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: CaNINE on January 27, 2018, 07:20:24 AM
So what's the hunt story with this bear? Did he come from Stevens County? Any pics with the hunter?
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Post by: jasnt on January 27, 2018, 07:26:30 AM
So what's the hunt story with this bear? Did he come from Stevens County? Any pics with the hunter?
:yeah:
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on January 27, 2018, 02:51:59 PM
No permission to post hunter pic or story...Spring bear Stevens county
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: Timberstalker on January 27, 2018, 03:17:33 PM
No permission to post hunter pic or story...Spring bear Stevens county

You had pictures up here at one time. Did you delete the thread?  I looked briefly but couldn’t find it.
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on January 27, 2018, 03:46:03 PM
The hunter was harassed at work so we took it down...
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: Timberstalker on January 27, 2018, 03:50:18 PM
The hunter was harassed at work so we took it down...

By hippy liberals?
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: CaNINE on January 27, 2018, 05:53:25 PM
Yeah people who are completely out of touch with the natural world get crazy emotional about bears. Maybe a video of that boar killing and eating a few cubs or munching on a live elk calf would change their perspective.
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: Calvin Rayborn on February 07, 2018, 10:39:18 PM
Ok 14 years old

Wow - I was WAAAYY off!
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: SilkOnTheWetSide on February 11, 2018, 12:32:45 PM
For the record, this might be my favorite Washington bear killed of all time. And a brute.


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Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: Timberstalker on February 11, 2018, 07:03:44 PM
He is a stud for sure.
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Post by: Timberstalker on February 11, 2018, 07:08:08 PM
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Post by: elkrack on February 11, 2018, 09:32:35 PM
Man I hope I draw this year!!
Title: Re: How Old Is This Bear
Post by: CaNINE on February 12, 2018, 06:49:45 AM
 :tup:

Thanks TS