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Bear hunting Roseau Bog area...

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Roseau Bog, Greenbush, Badger and surrounding northeastern areas are all no quota zone bear hunting.

Does anyone have information about hunting bear in these areas?

Roseau Bog in particular seems to have the right chemistry for good populations of black bear.

Remote, little hunting pressure, deep, thick woods, undivided by human intervention or roads, plenty of agricultural food smattered around the area.

I'm not asking for any specifics, just general information or experience with hunting the area.

Please share info, or contacts I might make that would be willing to share info.

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Pretty good success's for folks hunting bear out thatta way. North of Lake Bronson and around Caribou area good too. A few guides and maybe more hunters than one would expect. Lots of state lands to hunt, alot of the private land out thatta way is posted though these days.

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There are quite a few baits set up around Caribou and straight east of there around the bog area. I myself have not hunted there but the guys up there who hunt on there own private land seem to do well.

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I don't know much about bear in the area but I have some land northwest of greenbush if you'd like to give it a try. I haven't even been up to the property in over a year. let me know if you're interested in checking it out.

Mike

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we have a camp north and east of lake bronson. it is near beeches lake wma. we have had bear in our yard caught on trail camera's. they stole 12 beaver tails off the meat pole, and we also lost one beaver trap to a bear, assuming a dead beaver was in it. we have seen several dens and i would surmise that there is a good population in this area

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Theres a really good poplulation of bear up that way, but it seems the sucess depends more on the year (mast crop and such) than anything else. -- I guided up in Lancaster for a couple of years and there's always bear, It just takes patience or luck to get on them.....some years I myself could've shot 10-15 different bear....the next year the baits will get hit constantly, but you'll only see maybe two in a season.....

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This is great information guys. Thanks for sharing. Thanks Mike, I just might take you up on that offer, but I'm going to do some serious homework on the geography, topography, and platt books before I settle in on one area.

I suspect, from previous years of hunting the areas north and west from Badger and Greenbush, that hunting pressure is very minimal compared to what I've encountered the last 3 years in Grand Rapids, MN.

The point made about natural available food is well taken. I think this year might be a little tougher for those that bait as I'm guessing there will be lots of natural foods available this fall. We've seen significant rainfall this year compared to years past, and this is bound to equate into more abundant natural foods.

I'm really more interested in finding an area with a few potentially nice bear, where I'm not encroaching on any other hunters, and where I can do scent burns, spot and stalk, and no baiting. I don't have the time or $$$ to spend baiting an area, nor do I want to deal with all the fuss and mess of gathering bait, distributing bait, and cleaning up afterward.

I'm hoping to find something within an hour, to an hour and a half of TRF that I can get to early on Friday evening, set up the camper and just quietly hunt the weekends. No bait piles, no shooting lanes, no permanent stands.

I'll likely have my 13 yr. old boy along as well. I'd love to see his face when a nice bear ambles into an oak grove filled with the pungent odor of boiling bacon grease! I'd love it even more if he can take his first bear!

Please keep the info coming. I'm really curious to know about more first-hand experience around Roseau bog, and the surrounding area. There are countless large groves of trees up there, and I'd bet we might obtain permission to hunt somewhere in the area. Thanks.

Help me to remember. Old Mill State Park is how far from TRF?

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