Going on a Bear Hunt
I’m not going on a bear hunt but 3850 permits were issued in the state of Minnesota this year. In the arrowhead region around 500 permits were issued. Bear hunters can be seen camping on forest roads and checking their baits to see if any bear have hit it. The hunt begins on September 1st and lasts until October 16th. I think this is the first year I can remember not having had a bear in camp. Knock on wood.
Last year’s bear problems were plenty to last us a couple of years at least. When hiking in the woods this time of year it’s a good idea to put a little bit of blaze orange on just in case.