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Old 09-05-2011, 10:19 AM
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Just got back from a DIY Northern Minnesota wilderness bear hunt. Been driving 8 hours 1 way for three weekends to bait some very remote areas. Packed the baits way in off the logging roads to hunt where I found good bear sign on scouting trips and past hunts.
My wife ran camp keeping us fed and protecting our gear. We camped in the woods along side a gravel road.
The 1st couple weeks the baits were mainly being hit by sows and cubs, and some average bear, but the bigger bears started hitting just before the season opened... The last week I went up and baited every day with less bait to ensure daytime hits. We had cameras on all 6 of our baits and all were getting hammered.
I need to get the pictures and video clips from my hunting partner to post some of the bigger bears... Chad ( my hunt partner ) got his 1st bear ever ( a 300 dressed weight bear ) opening day 2 hours on stand... I shot mine on day 2, it had a little ground shrinkage, but was still a decent bear. ( 120 to 150 dressed ) I have done this hunt a few times. but this is chads 1st experience. I think he is hooked. We got both of our hunts on film.
It was quite the work out getting these bears, especially Chads packed out of the woods.

Chad with his bear:


My bear:




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Old 09-05-2011, 12:03 PM
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Good job on the bear!
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:13 PM
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Wow, great hunt! Sounds like you put a ton of work into it, congrats!
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:59 PM
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Hell Ya!! Can't wait to see the videos!
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:33 PM
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DIY paid off! Congrats on 2 nice bears. Can't wait to see some pictures.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:08 PM
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Congrats on the bear!! What part of up north were you guys in?
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jlb66 View Post
Congrats on the bear!! What part of up north were you guys in?
Superior national forest.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:10 PM
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I went up there with a guide 4 years ago, and 12 guys in camp and no one got a bear in a week of hunting, 6 of us stayed a second week and still no bear... After looking at everything he was doing wrong, I decided I could do it better with out a guide!
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:36 PM
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Nice bears buk, hard work always pays off and makes it more rewarding!!
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:10 AM
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That's awesome. Nothing like DIY..Congrats
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