Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Tippman

Bear aging notification from DNR

11 posts in this topic

Hey guys, this was my first year bear hunting. I was just wondering how long it takes the DNR to get back to you on the age of the bear from the teeth I submitted?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mid Summer towards fall. Last one I got WAS 12 and one half yrs old.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It seems to me that I've gotten mine right before the next season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I seem to remember always getting mine in middle of July. It is really neat to find out how old the bear you took from the previous was. I have taken 3 bears a 12.5, and 10.5 year old, and am waiting on this past years which was the biggest out of all them. My mount was just finished so it will be at the MN Deer Classic, im excited!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What was the weight on those 12.5 yr old bears? Sows or boars?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The bear that was 12.5 years old weighed 367lbs. dressed. My 10.5 year old weighed 305lb. dressed. The bear I shot this year was the biggest shot with a bow in the county we hunt. Our scale stops at 375 and bottomed it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

mine was a sow ,370 lbs. bow kill 15 yds. skull 17.7/8 in.

my son shot a sow year,(year before same stand )386 lbs,8yds bow kill. skull 18.7/8 in. 16 yrs old. her teeth were bad and two toes missing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its the one in my Avatar. Hey dad..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I got my notification today in the mail. I was suprised that my 200lb sow was only 3 yrs old.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

Hey guys, this was my first year bear hunting. I was just wondering how long it takes the DNR to get back to you on the age of the bear from the teeth I submitted?


They're going out now in several waves. If you haven't received it by now, you will soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What happens if you get one and it says 0 years old? No it wasn't me. Will they get a ticket?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Rick G
      This weeks warm weather should have the panfish starting to push shallow. Hit a spot for a few min this afternoon.... Not the biggest fish by any means... but a start to open water it is
    • Rick G
      And just like that, it's open water time.... Got a few small ones today... felt good to have the long rod out again 
    • chucker1101
      I catch saugers in rivers or in lakes with large river tributaries - they seem to be more of a river fish. Given there aren't big feeder rivers into V, i'm not surprised by lack of saugers. I've never caught one in V, nor have i heard of anyone.  
    • Wheres_Walter
      From the MN DNR-   The walleye is native to most of Minnesota, flourishing in large, shallow, windswept lakes with gravel shoals, such as Mille Lacs, Leech, Winnibigoshish, Upper and Lower Red Lake, Lake of the Woods and Lake Vermilion. It is also native to many smaller lakes and steams in all of Minnesota's major drainages. Because of its popularity as a game and food fish, the walleye was introduced to many other lakes, where it has become established. The walleye now occupies about 1,700 lakes totaling 2 million acres and 100 warm-water streams totaling 3,000 miles.
    • HugeHogChaser
      I have a few different rods. The one i was originally referring to i am using for crankbaits.  i have a jig and worm rod as well. I have mastered the cast, just trying to learn more about leaders. Thanks! Do you recommend i use 17# test for my worm and jig rod?