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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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How long do you think this bear will live???

I checked my trail camera this evening. Fourty (40) pictures and ALL were bears.

Anyhow... I got this pic and it made me about half sick. I was wondering if / how long you think she will live. From what I can tell, she doesn't have mange but I could be wrong. I am amazed at how thin her neck is compared to the rest of her body.

What do you guys think?

I've hunted bears for the past 15 years and have yet to shoot one. With my luck, this one will come along - if it lives long enough.


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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 09:24 PM
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IMO that looks like winter hair that was never shed........

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Re: How long do you think this bear will live???

Good point... I never thought of that and I hope you are right....

It just seemed like her hip bones were protruding quite a bit and her head seems huge compared to the neck.

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Re: How long do you think this bear will live???

Part grizzly, LOL. JK Actually she is quite a bit lighter than the cubs. May be partly a cinnamon color coat on her. It does look like she is in process of shedding. Hard to say, but color pics would probbaly give a better idea. Good luck, hope you get her.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 10:57 AM
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Good point... I never thought of that and I hope you are right....

It just seemed like her hip bones were protruding quite a bit and her head seems huge compared to the neck.

Agree...doesnt look a spittin image of health to say the least..

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Re: How long do you think this bear will live???

could it be a very old bear ?
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That would be my guess.

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Re: How long do you think this bear will live???

The camera caught her with her back left leg about to go forward. I think it accentuated the way she looks. I think it is a healthy bear with its' winter coat still hanging on.
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I checked my trail camera this evening. Fourty (40) pictures and ALL were bears.
How in gods world are you getting 40 pics of bear on one trail camera without baiting? where is this trail camera located? what county are you in?
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Clearfield, give it a rest man.

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