Last season i posted a few bears and said i'd get back with some details inquired about them if i obtained them...i did.
I recieved news from my boss while in the field this fall that a long time return client of mine called with some news about his grizzly taken with me last fall. Official boone and crockett scorer measured him at 27 6/16. Number 1 is a pickup and was not hunted. Number 2 measures 27 6/16...Shane is gonna enter him he says...so we shall see soon enough. What a bear...dont have his age yet but he had ancient toothwear. Here he is:
There was also some interest in the age (after the tooth labs from ADFG) of two ancient old boys i guided a father and son to last august. Both had extreme tooth wear and all the makings of old bears...the dad contacted me with there ages finally after getting them from the state:
The kids boar was larger at 9'7 27 + skull. He was 25 years old according to his lab results. I hunted this bear for 3 years at the same fish slew and nearly had him killed the year prior, but not quite...got im finally with a highly appreciative 20 yr old on his first trip to Ak.
The fathers boar squared 9'3 26+ and didnt have a lick of decent hair on him! His age came back at 22 yrs old. He was killed a couple miles downriver of the other boar and the father is mounting them standing together fighting...fitting, they were peers in the same country and very likely had met and fought for food or females throughout there lives. A neat hunt for sure....