Checked the Colorado age results a few days ago and the bear I got last fall turned out to be 13 yrs old. I guess that's pretty good since I was told by the CDOW last fall that the average age of harvested bears was 5 yrs or less.
Like Quinton says, kinda cool to get info like that. Whether it's a banded bird, radio collared animal, whatever, it's neat to have that little glimpse into their life. Amazing that your bear got that old. Seen alot in it's lifetime, I bet.
We all spend our time at the range, making sure our rifle is shooting just right. We get it dialed in, and then we head to the woods, ready to shoot our animal. Well, what happens if the animal comes out where you do not expect it? Will you be able to make the shot?
This scenario has happened to me. My first deer I ever shot, I had to shoot left handed. I had never practiced that way, and paid for it by having my nose broken with the scope. If I had just...