I will start by saying very strange season with lack of snow this spring. We went twice, first trip May 7 to 10th saw 7 different bears pursued several multiple times but with minimal snow they were high and moving around freely with food everywhere. My daughter took this sow which I am sure is the oldest bear I have seen taken out of more than Fifty. She took her with one shot from the Ruger compact .308 Remington managed recoil 125 gr. at 27 steps. The old girls eyes were milked over with cataracts and it was hard to believe she was able to get up from the den by the looks of her body condition. Very long front claws possibly due to lack of muscularity left to dig with. My daughter was very excited to harvest such an old animal.