Big Bears A Bruin'

Have you ever hunted hard and been forced to leave early for one reason or another, only to have a scouting cam break the "you shoulda been there" news? It hurts. Bad.

Things are starting to get rocking up here in the Minnesota black Bear Woods. There were highs ... and there were lows. Here's a video update for you, along with a few photos, of this week's action.

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Walking up on a destroyed bait site is nearly as exciting as pulling the trigger. A big bear makes a big mess.

High-end equipment makes for more efficient bait work. The Honda Pioneer 700 proved to be worth more than it's weight in bear hides.

This bear started working a site called "Luke's Bait" like clockwork. Estimated weight: 150-175 pounds. The average bear killed in Minnesota annually weighs 130 pounds.

Bears are no "tougher" than whitetails to take down. Maintaining composure while trying to aim on a big black bear, however, is easier said than done.

If you're a bear, good things come in stinky pails.

On the season opener, Todd was "forced" out of his stand 15 yards behind this camera due to an aggressive thunderstorm that came through at 6:45 p.m. Shooting hours ended at 8:21 p.m. Poor Todd.

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