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2011 Bear Season
« on: June 27, 2011, 10:25:27 PM »
I just read these words on the MI DNR website.

Congratulations! You are successful in the 2011 Bear Drawing.  :)
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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 10:32:07 PM »
It sounds like congratulations are in order.  Now to the fun part.   smiley_thumbsup
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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 10:45:07 PM »
Congrats !

Somebody's gotta do it    8)

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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 02:49:41 AM »
Congratulations and best of luck to you!  And of course pictures will be required.  8)

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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 06:36:07 AM »
If I get a bear, it will just be icing. Bear season is always a wonderful time to be up at the cabin and out and about in the woods and having an actual bear permit is an excellent good excuse for it. :)
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 07:01:19 AM »
That's all the words you need. ;D
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 08:51:21 PM »
Great! Go after the big one. ;)
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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 08:11:30 AM »

Congratulations Jeff, your adventures in bear hunting are always fun to read.

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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 08:35:04 AM »
I'm heading up this morning to help with some chores at the cabin, to pick up the ice cream for the pigroast, and check the two camera that Burlkraft and I put out before the fourth.

This year's ice cream flavor is:

MICHIGAN BLACK BEARóRich red raspberry sauce and chocolate black raspberry cups swirled in homemade vanilla ice cream  8) 8)

Its good, I sampled some last month.  ;)
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2011, 08:59:39 AM »
Wow that sounds like a great flavor, ummm ummmmm.  :)

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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2011, 10:39:37 AM »
Are bears not very common in Michigan?  Is that the reason for the lottery?  Here in VT you get a bear tag with your regular hunting license, and this year they are allowing you to buy a 2nd tag.  Guess they think the populations getting a bit high.  But, not many people strictly bear hunt.  The majority of bears are shot in the week and a half that deer rifle season overlaps with bear season.
 Good luck with the bear hunt  ;D
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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2011, 03:49:43 PM »
Bears are common, but are tightly managed. We have 3/4s of a million deer hunters any given deer season, so a bear population would not have much of a chance with those numbers with a system like yours.

I just checked the camera right behind the cabin and there is probably a couple dozen shots of probably two bears. THe Batteries went down on the camera so it looks like 10 days ago was the last picture.  I've not been down to my property yet to check that camera. I suspect it will have photos on it as well. Here is one from out back.

 

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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2011, 04:41:29 PM »
cool stuff jeff, not trying to turn the thread to food but do you eat the bear meat? and if so, do you have any reccommendations on recipes. ive heard of sausage from bear and roasts but what about steaks and such, maybe stew.

i have only eaten roast from a bear many years ago. it was fine.

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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 04:55:10 PM »
cool stuff jeff, not trying to turn the thread to food but do you eat the bear meat? and if so, do you have any reccommendations on recipes. ive heard of sausage from bear and roasts but what about steaks and such, maybe stew.


Jeff is a bear hunter, but it might be best not to talk to Jeff about bear meat.    :)

Bear meat is essentially fat free, and really good.  I've had it a number of times, but never shot one myself either.  Just getting a little ahead of Jeff.   ;)

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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2011, 05:18:46 PM »
are you trying to say that jeff is a bear hunter that leans more towards conservation.... or is he merely very selective about his prey? :D

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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2011, 05:20:31 PM »
yes. :)
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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2011, 06:08:30 PM »
I went down and  grabbed  the  card out of the camera on my place. The mosquitoes might as well be bears. I got out of there as fast as I could. they are horrible! 

 

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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2011, 07:23:11 PM »
That a picture of a UP skeetoe?
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Re: 2011 Bear Season
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2011, 07:36:47 PM »
no, skeeters are bigger.

I was just sitting here relaxing after getting the mowing done and fixing an electrical problem created by a little critter building a home in the wrong spot, when I glanced out the window to see a skunk prancing into the yard right in broad daylight. By the time I got my camera, it disappeared to somewhere.

Here is the electrical problem I had to take care of. :-\

 

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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2011, 08:35:25 PM »
The bear are there!
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