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Title: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: logola512c on July 26, 2021, 12:56:36 PM
Just checked the WDFW tooth lookup site and they have the test results back.  Turns out I shot a 2-year-old bear and a 15-year-old bear.  The bottom teeth of the 15-year old were super worn down -- they were totally flat and had the roots exposed in all of them.  What's the oldest bear anyone has harvested?  Google says Black bears can live up to 30 years in the wild, but most die before they are in their early 20s.
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: JBar on July 26, 2021, 02:30:33 PM
Last years bear was 8
Title: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: bearhunter99 on July 26, 2021, 04:05:10 PM
The bear I shot in '99 was 21.5, still have the card from WDFW hanging next to it on the wall.  Picture added for pianoman. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210727/096a559a3ecdeec652a1c5d33b6f4cf4.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: pianoman9701 on July 26, 2021, 04:08:23 PM
It's a banning offense not to post pics of the animal about which the post is written! Same with gun posts, fishing posts...and hot girlfriend posts.
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: trophyhunt on July 26, 2021, 04:26:21 PM
15.5 is my oldest, still waiting for my last bears results.
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: carpsniperg2 on July 26, 2021, 05:33:25 PM
Think my oldest was 13. Most have been in the 7/9 year old range.
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: MuleDeerCrazy on July 26, 2021, 07:30:49 PM
What link you guys using, none of ours are popping up from last year... just old ones?

Thanks!
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: JBar on July 26, 2021, 07:46:27 PM
I shot my bear mid august last year and got age results in May.  :dunno:
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: MuleDeerCrazy on July 26, 2021, 08:09:39 PM
What link are you using, I just get old results?
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: Limhangerslayer on July 26, 2021, 08:57:31 PM
My oldest is 7, had a buddy that harvested a 23 year old bear.  If you kill a bear over 6 itís mature for sure.  My bear was 6í6Ē squares and over 300lbs in the spring.  Skull was 19+.  Head and hide were 80ish lbs and I brought out 90lbs off boned out meat.  That wasnít counting a completely missing hind quarter ( still donít know what took that away during the night) and 5-10 lbs loss to blood shot.
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: NRA4LIFE on July 26, 2021, 09:02:24 PM
Not me but my brother killed one here in WA that was 25 or 26.  At the time, I believe it was one of the top 10 oldest bears ever killed in the state.  This was late 80's or early 90's.
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: RobinHoodlum on July 26, 2021, 09:05:24 PM
My information from last year was up a couple months ago. My oldest (2016) was 20. Youngest was a 2-year old on opening day in 2019.

FYI - I used a common sense search term on the Googler to find this:
https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/requirements/harvest-reporting/tooth-lookup
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: trophyhunt on July 27, 2021, 05:39:09 AM
Been using that same site to look up my results, still not available from 2020 kill.
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: RobinHoodlum on July 27, 2021, 06:09:54 AM
That seems weird. Maybe call DFW and see if there was a batch of teeth that got sent to the lab late or the lab hasn't processed yet?
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: JBar on July 27, 2021, 06:35:40 AM
What link are you using, I just get old results?

Sorry thought I attached the link but itís the same as posted above!
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: MuleDeerCrazy on July 27, 2021, 06:55:39 AM
Hmmm, that's the one I used... no moose or bear from last year on ours?
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: trophyhunt on July 27, 2021, 06:58:10 AM
It just takes a while, I'll wait a bit more, no biggie.
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: idahohuntr on July 27, 2021, 07:14:26 AM
Mine shows my 2020 kill when I enter my id, but the age box is blank.  Does this mean they couldn't get an age on my teeth or they just have not gotten to it yet?
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: AROTTY on July 27, 2021, 07:35:57 AM
How accurate are these anyway? ~1 year?
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: pianoman9701 on July 27, 2021, 08:40:14 AM
The bear I shot in '99 was 21.5, still have the card from WDFW hanging next to it on the wall.  Picture added for pianoman. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210727/096a559a3ecdeec652a1c5d33b6f4cf4.jpg)
Awesome rug!
Title: Re: 2020 tooth lookup is up
Post by: blindluck on July 27, 2021, 11:06:30 AM
Noticed my tooth submission wasnít showing up. After some emails they made it sound like they were probably going to stop the program and not be doing any more tooth age research. However they said we could still send in our tooth and they would be happy to age it for us. This was for deer and elk Iím not so sure about bear and other species
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