Colorado - Grizzly - Adam Greentree

Grizzlies in Colorado

  • Yes

    Votes: 16 36.4%
  • No

    Votes: 28 63.6%

  • Total voters
    44

wllm1313

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I heard about Adam Greentree claiming to have seen a grizzly in CO a while back, the topic came up again in a conversation with a buddy who had screen captured these pictures from Greentree's instagram. Apparently this is the bear in question... what do you all think? I think it looks just like the black bear I killed in Idaho a few years ago...

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my bear

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HighDesertSage

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That looks like a giant color phased black bear. I think with the amount of hunters, mountain bikers, hikers, roaded access, and trail cameras we have in CO, we would know if we had grizzlies.
 

icebreaker12

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Do I think its possible that there are Grizz in CO? Yes, I think its possible. But, that isn't a grizz in the photo.
 

Rzrbck918

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I saw a color phase bear in northern new mexico that looked almost identical to that. Had him within 10 feet of my blind. Looked like a grizzly to me in the moment but once the adrenaline wore off, rationality prevailed.
 

nrpate05

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At the Meateater Denver Podcast, Cody Lujan stated without question he saw a grizzly in Northern CO. I think the Steamboat Springs area but not sure on that. The bear in that photo does look like a grizz but its impossible to say for sure.
 

LCH

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My thought.. a grizzly in the photo, but photo not taken in Colorado. That would just be my uneducated guess, not trying to throw any shade at this Greentree guy.
 

JohnCushman

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In the one picture it looks like there's a hump on it's back over the shoulders like a grizz has. There are wolves in Colorado, so a grizz isn't too much of a stretch.
 

Colorado kid

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Thats a brown bear!! No question. Only other question is where were those pictures taken. Either way, it's just a matter of time here in Colorado!!

Great looking black bear, wllm!! How big was he?
 
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Zach

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Possibly a hybrid?

According to Adam's followers there are Brown/Grizzly in CO. I'd like to see him say what general area.
 

Pelican

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Head looks like a griz. Hump looks odds for a grizzly though. I think that is a definitely a sasquatch looking down a gopher hole. A side view with it's head up would help.
 

Gerald Martin

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Gonna go against the flow. Based soley on what I see in the pic, I'd be looking to notch my tag on a massive chocolate black bear. The darker chocolate legs and uniform lighter colored back all scream black bear to me.
 
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