Some of the pictures were pretty tricky, I think identifying one that you had glassed in the field would be easier. The shoulder hump is pretty tell tale and some of the pictures did not have a shoulder shot.
This is all theortical for me though never hunted in a region that has both species.
It's all theoretical for me too - I've never positively seen a grizzly. I might have seen one once when I lived in Banff, but I'm not sure. There was some decent Black Bear hunting around home, but I was never successful, and I refused to "get in line" at the dump for a shot at a garbage bear.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...