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Last spring's bear age
« on: March 29, 2020, 12:50:19 PM »
Got the tooth aging results from last year's bear and he was eight years old.  Thought it was interesting..

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,239481.0.html

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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2020, 12:51:58 PM »
Thats a damn fine lookin bear

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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2020, 01:02:37 PM »
Thanks Bango!

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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2020, 01:03:37 PM »
Nice.

I'm no bear expert, but 8 seems pretty dang mature.

Any idea how long a boar is likely to live naturally?
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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2020, 01:08:42 PM »
Nice.

I'm no bear expert, but 8 seems pretty dang mature.

Any idea how long a boar is likely to live naturally?

They can live a long time.  Like over 20 years.  If theyre lucky.  I think i read an article about a 30+ year old bear killed one time.  That being said, its a hard life for a bear, and 20+ year old bears are not common.  Kinda like a 12+ year old buck.  They CAN live that long, but not a lot do.

Im also no expert, but thats my understanding anyway

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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2020, 01:14:25 PM »
Nice.

I'm no bear expert, but 8 seems pretty dang mature.

Any idea how long a boar is likely to live naturally?

They can live a long time.  Like over 20 years.  If theyre lucky.  I think i read an article about a 30+ year old bear killed one time.  That being said, its a hard life for a bear, and 20+ year old bears are not common.  Kinda like a 12+ year old buck.  They CAN live that long, but not a lot do.

Im also no expert, but thats my understanding anyway

Thanks.

That's about what I thought.

I know most die young.

Seems when you reach 8, you might not have quite as much to be afraid of.........  unless you run into 87Ford.
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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2020, 01:17:45 PM »
Nice.

I'm no bear expert, but 8 seems pretty dang mature.

Any idea how long a boar is likely to live naturally?

They can live a long time.  Like over 20 years.  If theyre lucky.  I think i read an article about a 30+ year old bear killed one time.  That being said, its a hard life for a bear, and 20+ year old bears are not common.  Kinda like a 12+ year old buck.  They CAN live that long, but not a lot do.

Im also no expert, but thats my understanding anyway

Thanks.

That's about what I thought.

I know most die young.

Seems when you reach 8, you might not have quite as much to be afraid of.........  unless you run into 87Ford.

Now that you mention it, im pretty surprised we dont see more roadkill bear.  Maybe its just because bear are a hell of a lot smarter than deer.

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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2020, 01:22:14 PM »
I really want to see my bear tooth results from 2019.  My sow wasnt big by any means, id say smaller than average even for a sow, but had noticable, but not major, tooth wear.  My boars teeth look pristine more or less, clearly a young animal, but he had a real big body on him.  Skull not unusually big, but the rest of him was pretty damn significant.  Curious how young he could have been and still attained that size.

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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2020, 01:26:06 PM »
Nice.

I'm no bear expert, but 8 seems pretty dang mature.

Any idea how long a boar is likely to live naturally?

They can live a long time.  Like over 20 years.  If theyre lucky.  I think i read an article about a 30+ year old bear killed one time.  That being said, its a hard life for a bear, and 20+ year old bears are not common.  Kinda like a 12+ year old buck.  They CAN live that long, but not a lot do.

Im also no expert, but thats my understanding anyway

Thanks.

That's about what I thought.

I know most die young.

Seems when you reach 8, you might not have quite as much to be afraid of......... unless you run into 87Ford.

Made me laugh..thanks Dan-O  :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2020, 01:30:12 PM »
Nice.

I'm no bear expert, but 8 seems pretty dang mature.

Any idea how long a boar is likely to live naturally?

They can live a long time.  Like over 20 years.  If theyre lucky.  I think i read an article about a 30+ year old bear killed one time.  That being said, its a hard life for a bear, and 20+ year old bears are not common.  Kinda like a 12+ year old buck.  They CAN live that long, but not a lot do.

Im also no expert, but thats my understanding anyway

Thanks.

That's about what I thought.

I know most die young.

Seems when you reach 8, you might not have quite as much to be afraid of......... unless you run into 87Ford.

Made me laugh..thanks Dan-O  :chuckle: :chuckle:

Those 87 fords ARE dangerous.  Not so much of their own merit, but the tow trucks pulling them are pretty stout.

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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2020, 09:44:46 AM »
My 2016 Spring bear was 15 years old, i was pretty surprised when the tooth results came back.

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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2020, 10:47:01 AM »
I shot a spring bear about 5-6 years ago.  She was a barren sow and her teath were pretty much ground down.  The bio didn't pull it because it was a pain in the but but said she was likely in the 30 year range.  He said bears can live to be mid 30's.

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Last spring's bear age
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2020, 02:19:39 PM »
I shot a spring bear about 5-6 years ago.  She was a barren sow and her teath were pretty much ground down.  The bio didn't pull it because it was a pain in the but but said she was likely in the 30 year range.  He said bears can live to be mid 30's.
Typically bears don’t live beyond 20-25 years in the wild, and females tend to live much longer than males as a general rule of thumb. One of my two 2018 bears was 16 years old and the teeth were badly worn down. She was a giant. I have a 6’ 6” reach, and I couldn’t wrap my arms around her mid-section. She was as big of round as she was long. 😂

I would suggest getting your bear aged. You can pull the tooth at any time and send it in.






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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2020, 08:38:23 AM »
I shot a spring bear about 5-6 years ago.  She was a barren sow and her teath were pretty much ground down.  The bio didn't pull it because it was a pain in the but but said she was likely in the 30 year range.  He said bears can live to be mid 30's.
Typically bears don’t live beyond 20-25 years in the wild, and females tend to live much longer than males as a general rule of thumb. One of my two 2018 bears was 16 years old and the teeth were badly worn down. She was a giant. I have a 6’ 6” reach, and I couldn’t wrap my arms around her mid-section. She was as big of round as she was long. 😂

I would suggest getting your bear aged. You can pull the tooth at any time and send it in.






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That tooth looks painful

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Re: Last spring's bear age
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2020, 08:41:25 AM »
I shot a spring bear about 5-6 years ago.  She was a barren sow and her teath were pretty much ground down.  The bio didn't pull it because it was a pain in the but but said she was likely in the 30 year range.  He said bears can live to be mid 30's.
Typically bears don’t live beyond 20-25 years in the wild, and females tend to live much longer than males as a general rule of thumb. One of my two 2018 bears was 16 years old and the teeth were badly worn down. She was a giant. I have a 6’ 6” reach, and I couldn’t wrap my arms around her mid-section. She was as big of round as she was long. 😂

I would suggest getting your bear aged. You can pull the tooth at any time and send it in.






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That tooth looks painful
Once you fill that tooth with fawn or berry it's not so bad. :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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