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    Just taking a minute to test out my computer, and my picture posting capabilities....
    Ever seen a brown bear survive a broken jaw?
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    That skull is way nastier than the one I've seen, but one of my friends has one that had a healed broken jaw and a bent skull. Looks like it got it's head in a connibear trap when it was young. That bear still lived long enough to lose it's teeth and get to almost 26"
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    Wow..that's cool. I like a skull with good character...

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    Now that is one cool looking skull! How big was the bear and how big was the skull? Was the bear in good physical condition? Any other injuries?

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    Very big, very old sow...26in skull. She seemed to be in good shape, and had apparently managed pretty well since the year of her broken jaw.

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    Yep, and Black Bears as well. Also seen them with broken/healed legs and paws. Tough critters those bears.
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    Can't wait to see more pics once that skull is cleaned up.

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    Now that had to hurt!

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    Most wild animals put humans to shame when is comes to toughness. I think bears are at the top of the scale. That's a pretty cool skull, make sure to post pics when you get it cleaned up.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Yes, once shot a sow griz off the Denali Highway when moose hunting that had a broken jaw - old injury, long since healed.
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    that is a big sow...holy smokes. good pics of a really interesting skull...man theyre tough. seen lots of really deep absessed teeth and broken teeth but nothing of this sort...biologist buddy of mine speaks frequently of bears and theyre ability to heal so successfully and quickly...seemingly more so than ungulates. neat stuff.

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    Very Cool Skull, hope to see the cleaned product,

    When it was sealed did they take a guess at how long ago it had been broken? Just wondering if a biologist could make a guess at that?

    Thanks for posting, Gettin' Even More Respect for those Bears Everyday, Wow,

    Have you got a Hunt Story, did that Bear go down hard or what? maybe with a sigh of relief?
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    I will post some pics of the cleaned up skull when that day rolls around. It was definitely an old break, and Larry's (Bio) first comments upon seeing the teeth was "old, very old girl."

    There is definitely a story, but I tend to refrain from posting hunt details, as attracting attention from the guys that already know everything is not my cup of tea. Heck, just admitting I killed a sow might be enough to earn me a lecture from some in the peanut gallery. But, yes, she went down hard...168 Barnes, .300 WBY. Two shots, found both bullets an inch apart, off side hide. Here's a few more pics of the skull.
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    Here's a few more....
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    First pic, approximately 0.75 Seconds before I pulled the trigger....who's got the best eyes?

    2nd pic, self explanatory...both boolits gained weight.
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    This was the monster of Akalura....not enough daylight, not enough days.
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    Ok, last couple pics for now...
    Anybody notice the severe lack of water?
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    Wow, amazing.
    The emphasis is on accuracy, not power!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J in AK View Post
    First pic, approximately 0.75 Seconds before I pulled the trigger....who's got the best eyes?

    2nd pic, self explanatory...both boolits gained weight.
    maybe it's just the season, but all i see in the first pic is a deer.....
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBoater View Post
    maybe it's just the season, but all i see in the first pic is a deer.....
    Good call on the deer. It is the obvious critter in this two critter picture. This was the second deer that walked within 10 yards of the bear, the first one got no response out of her. Me and the pardner have to give thanks to the deer, as we were getting a little impatient after almost 2 hours of waiting for her to stand up. Approximately 0.75 seconds after this pic, she was on all fours, and I dropped the hammer. She dropped, tried getting up, one more and tumbling she goes...She is at the deer's 4 o'clock in that picture....
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