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.
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...