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 a very handy and effective device I use to dispense corn with - but it could also be used to dispense any other seed or deer feed.
I had an old feeder that had a failed motor... I made a set of brackets to attach the feeder to the rear of the 4 wheeler - the lower one encircles the feeder and has a forward section with holes drilled in the outer ends of the bracket... these holes align with two 5/16" bolts that drilled into the rack of the 4 wheeler.
The upper bracket is an "L" shaped...