Age of Bear
I dont see why it is so difficult for them to get it right. Careless handling of the results? Careless observation of the sample? Maybe just not doing it at all, and writing something down to get it done with. Whatever the reason they need to get their act together!
Attached is a picture of what this looks like to them. Pretty self explanatory isnt it? This was a sow, and in her 9th year when harvested. You can also see by the narrow spacing that she had cubs in her 5th and 7th years.
Good friend shot one pushing 600lbs with guts in. Got his card back saying it was 2yrs old. No way in heck, that can be the case. So some sort of mistake was surely made. Contacted the DNR about it, but still no word back from them.
I shot my boar in Sept of 2014 and have not yet recieved a letter from the DNR. When might I expect to get my letter?
Seeing that some of the huge bears haven't shown up during shooting hours makes me think about moving our bait locations since the old ones are aware they're being hunted.