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Old 09-02-2010, 06:10 PM
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Well back in July I had a bear destroy my deer feeder by a trail camera we had set up on a piece of property I have to hunt on just a few miles outside the Mpls St Paul metro area here in MN. Well it is considered a no quota zone so you can buy a lic right over the counter and hunt them here so that is what I did.
Started baiting a few weeks ago and last night was the bear season opener here in MN. Went out and baited him but this time when the 4 wheeler drove away there was two of us sitting there waiting.
The brush there is solid buckthorn the only way through it is to crawl basically or cut a path after about 2 hrs we could see a black blob in the brush pacing back and forth and after about 15 min he comitted. I was able to take him on the ground eye to eye at 7 yds with my mathews dxt using my rage 2 blades he went aboiut 50 yds and piled up.
He is my first bear I know he is no monster but an average bear in MN i think, but at 7yds on the grounds he looked like a monster to me. He dressed out at 168lbs.
It was a lot of work involved in getting him and I have about 1000 trail camera pics of him I will almost miss going to the property to see what he had destroyed every week.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:09 PM
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Congrats! i've always wanted to hunt bear.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:24 PM
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Nice.........
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:35 PM
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Congrats, nice shooting
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:11 AM
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That thing is a monster in my eyes!!!! Great job!
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:09 AM
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Thats AWSOME!!!! Congrats on a job well done.....
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:56 AM
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Great job! awesome bear
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:35 AM
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CONGRATS! Man I love when we start getting kill reports. Falls a comin'.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:26 PM
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Congrats!!

This reminds me, I'll start a thread for our 2010-2011 season success pictures.
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