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My 2011 bears age

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.

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very cool

pretty rare for bears in some places to get that old

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Nice

Its always cool to get info back like that ! Yes Congrats again on a great bear.

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Wow, nice job. That is an old

Wow, nice job. That is an old bugger the oldest I have known of was 15 and he was nowhere as pretty as your bear.

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Like Quinton says, kinda cool

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.

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