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Well- I didn't see any, but someone else is baiting in the same area, didn't know it. Oh well. We are in the No-quota zone, but there are two differnt bears hitting. Here they are. They didn't hit the night before, so I had no idea what time they were coming in. Hope to get some sort of a pattern on them. Trying again tommorow night.

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That second bear is a beauty!! Good luck! I have 2 baits out and neither are getting hit. I was out all day and evening up by Finland and not a trace of anything. I'm gonna spend today scouting a couple new areas and see if I can't get in a better location.

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FYI. There were 192 bears registered electronically yesterday, compared with 130 registered opening day last year.

Good luck to all this season!

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Has 7 some into my pit last night during shooting light, none big enough. The biggest was maybe 200, then 2 smaller loners, and a sow with 3 cubs. Have a huge one coming in every night on camera after dark, last night he came in at around 10 so hes getting earlier every night, hopefully tonights the night! Good luck guys!

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My Mom was lucky enough to get one last night. Park rapids/Bemidji area. LOts of hunters around the area she was at.

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Gun, Browing .243 some may say the gun is to small but she is 2 for 2 with bear and killed many a deer without a lost animal yet

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Gun, Browing .243 some may say the gun is to small but she is 2 for 2 with bear and killed many a deer without a lost animal yet
Tell your mother congrats. Where does she hit the bear?

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Well I may not be as patient as some of you but I killed one last night (opening night). It was my first bear and I killed him with my bow. An average MN bear, it was a 160 lb boar. He only went about 70 yrds after I stuck him and I heard the death moan and the works. It was one of the coolest hunts I've ever been on. He came in pretty early last night, I shot him right at 6:00. I stayed on stand for a while and left at 7:30 to go get a buddy to help me track him. The craziest thing is, when we got back at 8:30, the site had been hit by another bear! This was after I shot mine at 6:00 and then went and got on blood and walked through the bait multiple times. Now I'm heading back out to hunt tomorrow night with with my dad and hopefully he has a chance at one also. Its not a huge bear but for my first one I'm thrilled! I have no idea how to post pics cause I havent been on here for a while. Good luck to everybody! Pintail

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congrats pintail. its always nice to get the first one out of the way. 160 is still average for minnesota. i have seen alot smaller bears brought in. at my uncles campground he registers bear and big game and some of the bears that people bring in have been under 100 pounds. agina congrats i hope to get my first with a bow this weekend as well.

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She aims for the heart. This year she shot it when it was standing on its back legs, took it right through the chest. pintaildrake1187 Thats funny same thing happend here she watched the one she got 200lber for 20 minutes she said it was acting very strange but when she was given a shot she took it. She left to get help and when she came baack less than hour after she shot this one her station was hit by another bear.

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Heading up tomorrow to begin my bear season. Might do some fishing and goose hunting too, but the main attraction is bears. My cousin missed one on Tuesday due to a high gun rest on one of our stands. I pointed this out when we put it up and no one else must have sat on the stand before the season. He ended up shooting hit and not hitting the bear. I think 5 of our 7 baits have been getting hit pretty good. Some have the bears in during all parts of the day and others are coming in at night. Hopefully someone in the group will get one, because no one even saw a bear last year. Tons of raspberries and acorns and other food last year. This will be my first year hunting them in 6 years, so I am pumped.

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where do we find out how many bears have been registered so far? Just curious how this season is stacking compaed to last year

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Just got back to town last night. We had five hunters in our group and shot three bear the opening night. A buddy and me each got our first bear, both taken with a gun, and the other guy got his first bow kill on a bear. They dressed out at 350, 330 and 140. We had to pull a 28 hour day to get them out of the woods, cooled down and cut up, but it was worth it.

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