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Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby Longbow » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:18 pm

I finally got a card in the mail yesterday with the age of my bear from last fall. The lab said it was 4.5 yrs old which surprised me a bit because it weighed 154 lbs dressed. I guess being a sow would have some bearing on that. I had thought it might've been a 2 yr old.

How many other bear hunters here have gotten an official age on their bear and was it in line with their personal estimate ?

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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby n.sampey » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:20 pm

Never hunted a bear, guess because I'm from Louisiana but that is a beautiful animal, congrats!!!!

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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:20 pm

Nice!

Heck of a hand cannon!

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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby Longbow » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:28 pm

Jackson Marsh wrote:Nice!

Heck of a hand cannon!

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I wasn't able to shoot my bow enough last year so I used my .44 mag instead

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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:54 pm

Longbow wrote:
Jackson Marsh wrote:Nice!

Heck of a hand cannon!

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I wasn't able to shoot my bow enough last year so I used my .44 mag instead

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8-)

I've got a 44 mag too. Mine has a shorter barrel, I bet that long barrel makes it fun to shoot.

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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby JohnnieU » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:59 pm

I shot a sow this year that weighed 205, but haven't got the age back. The bear I shot about 14 years ago was a sow that field dressed 170 lbs., she was 3.5 years old. I have no idea how to age bears so I didn't have an expectation, but its still interesting. I'm sure they're just like people, some are bigger than others.
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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby Longbow » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:00 pm

Jackson Marsh wrote:
Longbow wrote:
Jackson Marsh wrote:Nice!

Heck of a hand cannon!

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I wasn't able to shoot my bow enough last year so I used my .44 mag instead

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8-)

I've got a 44 mag too. Mine has a shorter barrel, I bet that long barrel makes it fun to shoot.

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It is and quite accurate too. I was mountain biking 1- 1 1/2 miles beyond gates to get to my baits so it was great to carry. I've gotten a couple of deer with it too. It's a cool challenge . Have you hunted with yours?

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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:04 pm

Longbow wrote:
Jackson Marsh wrote:
Longbow wrote:
Jackson Marsh wrote:Nice!

Heck of a hand cannon!

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I wasn't able to shoot my bow enough last year so I used my .44 mag instead

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8-)

I've got a 44 mag too. Mine has a shorter barrel, I bet that long barrel makes it fun to shoot.

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It is and quite accurate too. I was mountain biking 1- 1 1/2 miles beyond gates to get to my baits so it was great to carry. I've gotten a couple of deer with it too. It's a cool challenge . Have you hunted with yours?

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I've killed a couple of does with it. I quit hunting with it after the last kill....my ears rang for a week after.... had to shoot multiple times.

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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby Longbow » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:14 pm

Jackson Marsh wrote:
Longbow wrote:
Jackson Marsh wrote:
Longbow wrote:
Jackson Marsh wrote:Nice!

Heck of a hand cannon!

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I wasn't able to shoot my bow enough last year so I used my .44 mag instead

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8-)

I've got a 44 mag too. Mine has a shorter barrel, I bet that long barrel makes it fun to shoot.

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It is and quite accurate too. I was mountain biking 1- 1 1/2 miles beyond gates to get to my baits so it was great to carry. I've gotten a couple of deer with it too. It's a cool challenge . Have you hunted with yours?

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I've killed a couple of does with it. I quit hunting with it after the last kill....my ears rang for a week after.... had to shoot multiple times.

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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby Schultzy » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:32 am

Bear don't grow as quick as people think in my opinion. Most 2 year olds to me weigh in that 120 pounds dressed area give or take. I think they were pretty close. I go by weight a little when I judge a bears age but I go more by its build and head size and its looks more then anything. A few times I've gotten the age back and I just laughed. One time I was told I shot a 6 month old bear. That's a Fricking cub. Lol! That bear dressed out at 130 pounds. No doubt a 2 year old bear. Another time my hunting buddy that bear hunts with me shot a 265 pound dressed bear. Skull measured out at 19 inches. He got the age back and they said it was 5 years old. I laughed again. Body features and the size of skull there was no way he was that young. Minimum he was 7 to 8 years old. Most of the age things we get back are pretty close I think but some they are way off.

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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby ihookem » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:52 pm

My sone shot a sow, it was 206 gutted. They said it was 6 yrs old. I shot a boar that was 224 gutted and they said it was 2 yrs old. The rug is 6'6".
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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby Schultzy » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:22 pm

ihookem wrote:My sone shot a sow, it was 206 gutted. They said it was 6 yrs old. I shot a boar that was 224 gutted and they said it was 2 yrs old. The rug is 6'6".
There's no way possible that boar is 2 years old. I swear these guys sometimes just guess.

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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby Stanley » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:35 pm

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You can fool some of the bucks, all of the time, and fool all of the bucks, some of the time, however you certainly can't fool all of the bucks, all of the time.
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Re: Got the report on the age of my 2013 bear

Unread postby smokey615 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:58 am

I got one a couple years ago that was 13. 465 estimated live weight.

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