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Any MN guys get a bear tag? #7871353
05/24/23 08:49 PM
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160user Offline OP
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I finally got drawn for one. I admit, I have missed years of applying but the last one I drew was 1997 or 98 I believe. I don't have a fondness for bears and am excited about potentially shooting a diaper eater. Anyone else get one?


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Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7871355
05/24/23 08:56 PM
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No luck for me.

Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7871358
05/24/23 09:04 PM
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I was greeted by that beautiful winners postcard in the mailbox today! Now I just have to buy my tag before August 1…..like I totally forgot to do last year! Good luck to y’all! Happy trapping! ScottW

Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: ScottW] #7871361
05/24/23 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ScottW
I was greeted by that beautiful winners postcard in the mailbox today! Now I just have to buy my tag before August 1…..like I totally forgot to do last year! Good luck to y’all! Happy trapping! ScottW



You got drawn 2 years in a row? I think I have applied the last 5-6 years straight and several other years sporadically. I believe the weapon of choice will be a European Stalking rifle in 32-40 and open sights.


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Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7871370
05/24/23 09:32 PM
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I got drawn with 4 preference points. I've killed bears with a handgun and a bow but never a rifle. I'm thinking my 336 Marlin chambered in 458 American (458 × 2) will be my weapon of choice.

Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7871375
05/24/23 09:40 PM
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I always forget to apply. I shot one once years ago and sure did like the meat. Good luck to you guys with tags

Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7871402
05/24/23 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 160user
Originally Posted by ScottW
I was greeted by that beautiful winners postcard in the mailbox today! Now I just have to buy my tag before August 1…..like I totally forgot to do last year! Good luck to y’all! Happy trapping! ScottW



You got drawn 2 years in a row? I think I have applied the last 5-6 years straight and several other years sporadically. I believe the weapon of choice will be a European Stalking rifle in 32-40 and open sights.


Because I forgot to buy my tag by aug 1 last year my tag got turned back into the surplus pool so
I didn’t get a tag and my points were reinstated. Funny thing was, I was standing in line at the side lake store to buy ice cream and someone came in to get in line for the surplus tags that went on sale at noon……and then I realized my mistake! Happy trapping! ScottW

Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: Donnersurvivor] #7871416
05/24/23 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Donnersurvivor
I always forget to apply. I shot one once years ago and sure did like the meat. Good luck to you guys with tags


If you want to shoot one there is decent opportunities in the no quota area, tags are over the counter.


"Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon". Milton Friedman.
Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7871418
05/24/23 11:05 PM
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I believe back almost 20 yrs ago they used to give out nearly 20 000 permits each year. Area 51 I believe at one point was almost 5000 alone. this yr the whole state sits 4000 ish. they started lowering that number i believe cause it was said hunting pressure was too high and hunter success was lowered because of it. I think more has to do with trying to grow the population and larger bears. percent of license holders Tagging pct I'm sure is higher but number of bears being taken im sure is lower as well.
I think the bears can be equally as hard on the deer population and fawn survival in the spring as to what wolves do. We havent baited in almost 5 yrs and on 80 acres and I bet we avg 5 different bears every summer on the camera just regularly strolling through. almost see as many bears as deer anymore.
almost every zone requires multiple yrs of application now. the points column shows the minimum number of points needed to get drawn and the percent say what percent of the people with minimum amount got a permit.[Linked Image]

Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7871645
05/25/23 12:04 PM
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No luck for me. I will try for the surplus tags!

Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: ccoyote] #7871710
05/25/23 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ccoyote
I believe back almost 20 yrs ago they used to give out nearly 20 000 permits each year. Area 51 I believe at one point was almost 5000 alone. this yr the whole state sits 4000 ish. they started lowering that number i believe cause it was said hunting pressure was too high and hunter success was lowered because of it. I think more has to do with trying to grow the population and larger bears. percent of license holders Tagging pct I'm sure is higher but number of bears being taken im sure is lower as well.
I think the bears can be equally as hard on the deer population and fawn survival in the spring as to what wolves do. We havent baited in almost 5 yrs and on 80 acres and I bet we avg 5 different bears every summer on the camera just regularly strolling through. almost see as many bears as deer anymore.
almost every zone requires multiple yrs of application now. the points column shows the minimum number of points needed to get drawn and the percent say what percent of the people with minimum amount got a permit.[Linked Image]


They lowered permits to appease the whiners who didn't like competition


"Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon". Milton Friedman.
Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7871815
05/25/23 05:06 PM
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Nope I have one year yet. Should be next year. Year #5. Canada is getting my money this year.

Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: ccoyote] #7871937
05/25/23 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ccoyote
I believe back almost 20 yrs ago they used to give out nearly 20 000 permits each year. Area 51 I believe at one point was almost 5000 alone. this yr the whole state sits 4000 ish. they started lowering that number i believe cause it was said hunting pressure was too high and hunter success was lowered because of it. I think more has to do with trying to grow the population and larger bears. percent of license holders Tagging pct I'm sure is higher but number of bears being taken im sure is lower as well.
I think the bears can be equally as hard on the deer population and fawn survival in the spring as to what wolves do. We havent baited in almost 5 yrs and on 80 acres and I bet we avg 5 different bears every summer on the camera just regularly strolling through. almost see as many bears as deer anymore.
almost every zone requires multiple yrs of application now. the points column shows the minimum number of points needed to get drawn and the percent say what percent of the people with minimum amount got a permit.[Linked Image]



Area 51 is where I live and want to shoot a fawn eater.


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Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7923455
08/08/23 11:44 AM
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Three days until start of baiting!!! Hope everyone is getting ready! I’m not close to ready but will get at least one out Friday. Happy trapping! ScottW

Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7923536
08/08/23 01:22 PM
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I won't get mine out until Sunday when I get back from the MTA.


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Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7928623
08/15/23 06:31 AM
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How's the baiting going,no tag here for at least two more years.Guessing Bernie will start a thread in the near future.Good luck to the people that drew tags this year.

Re: Any MN guys get a bear tag? [Re: 160user] #7929511
08/16/23 12:19 PM
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Finally got my first bait out! First time trying a barrel for me. Happy trapping! ScottW

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