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Offline Gringo31

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #50 on: May 07, 2017, 06:39:35 AM »
 :tup:

Those teeth look pretty warn! 
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #51 on: May 07, 2017, 08:55:23 AM »
Yes the teeth are worn down! He's also missing one lower canine tooth. And the other lower one is cracked all the way thru. I will be curious what they age him at.

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2017, 09:11:44 AM »
Congrats. I think you made the right choice. Things wear out, but those memories will last a life time.
Really cool.
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #53 on: May 07, 2017, 11:55:10 AM »
Rolling up the bear to freeze the hide. Then we went to check out some mountain goats. I probably seen 25 or 30 that day. Maybe 50 total. It's hard to tell how big the mountains are but they are from sea level to 6000 feet. He tells me it takes one full day of hiking to get above timber line. Some day.....
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2017, 08:48:32 PM »
This was on a charter flight back.  Two different glaciers as well.

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #55 on: May 07, 2017, 09:18:25 PM »
Very cool! Where did you fly into, and where did the ferry drop you off? Congrats on a great hunt  :tup:
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #56 on: May 08, 2017, 07:03:37 AM »
I flew into Juneau. Then to the ferry to Haines. Then I took a charter plane from Haines to Juneau on the way back. It's very impressive country.

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #57 on: May 08, 2017, 09:48:47 AM »
What an awesome thread, thanks for sharing all the photos!!!!!  Awesome bear!!!

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #58 on: May 08, 2017, 12:24:20 PM »
 Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #59 on: May 08, 2017, 12:59:32 PM »
Did you mention who your guide was?

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #60 on: May 08, 2017, 01:30:05 PM »
Well done and great pictures.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #61 on: May 08, 2017, 01:57:24 PM »
Congrats!  Way to make a lifetime memory from that windfall!
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #62 on: May 08, 2017, 03:03:02 PM »
Thanks for sharing.  Looks like a great hunt. :tup:
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #63 on: May 08, 2017, 04:02:14 PM »
I flew into Juneau. Then to the ferry to Haines. Then I took a charter plane from Haines to Juneau on the way back. It's very impressive country.


Right on, I thought I recognized that airport Bear could not remember if it was Juneau, or Sitka. Thanks for sharing this hunt very cool!
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #64 on: May 09, 2017, 08:06:27 AM »
Man that's an epic trip and bear...awesome job all the way around! Now go get that 60+" moose so I can hate you even more!

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #65 on: May 09, 2017, 09:06:41 AM »
Thanks for sharing the story and all the pics :tup:  What a cool and rewarding hunt!
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2017, 03:15:53 PM »
Man that's an epic trip and bear...awesome job all the way around! Now go get that 60+" moose so I can hate you even more!



I know. :chuckle:
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2017, 06:39:09 AM »
@ Carpsniper
He has 24 inch skull. And was 9' 1" squared. There guess was 12 years old. But with his tooth wear they said he maybe older. The fish and game took a tooth so at some time I should be able to get the age. He was not a mega bear. But he was a big bear.

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #68 on: May 15, 2017, 03:05:58 PM »
Nice Work! You going to make a rug ? Thanks for all the pictures looks like it was a blast ! Good luck on the moose hunt

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2017, 03:18:22 PM »
The one I shot...


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I did get my results back from Alaska Fish and Game.  This bear was 6 years old, skull legnth was 15.19 inches and had a width of 8 inches.  Total size 23.19.

The average age of bears taken by hunters during the regulatory year 2010 was 8.75 years.  The average skull size of bears taken by hunters that year was 22.38 inches.

So, younger than most taken last year, but he had a bigger head.  I was surprised how many bears are killed that are this small.  With all of the 8-10 foot bears taken, there must be a lot of 6 footers taken as well...
A link to the story if interested...

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,76252.50.html
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2017, 05:28:56 PM »
Did they mail you the info? It looked like you found out in two weeks

That's a nice bear that you got :tup:

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #71 on: May 17, 2017, 06:38:46 AM »
TripleJ
I hope we find a couple big moose!! Tic toc  :)

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #72 on: May 17, 2017, 07:48:20 AM »
They did mail the info but it was like a year later.....
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2017, 07:25:25 AM »
Oh wow  :yike: I'm sure they age tons of bears thou

The age doesn't really change anything. But I'm sure curious!!

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2017, 07:31:13 AM »
I paid for a root canal at the new Ilani casino in La Center. That took a load off.
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