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What’s up with Minnesota
Minnesota now let’s resident bear hunters put drums out on state and forfeited land but not non residents seems like an unfair advantage. What’s up with that???
Dig a hole and cover it with logs to keep the coons out. I suspect there has been a problem with some hunters leaving drums and buckets out in the woods after they're done hunting.
I wouldn't complain too loud, once the liberals in MSP find out you're killing bears you'll be lucky to have a hunt left!
No 1st year this has been passed non residents baits get rained on once that bait is exposed it’s a free for all cut a 4 inch hole in a barrel chain it to a tree your bait is going to last lots longer then dumping it on the ground.
Right wish North Dakota would pass a law you can hunt ducks and geese but you have to leave your decoys at home
The residents get soaked with very high taxes. This is compensation for that??
Lol there making them pay 5 dollars a barrel to put them out to funny.
Another thought......if your NR bait site has to be "natural".....get a hollow log of good size and cut off a foot or two and use that as your "drum". You can make the hole larger with a chainsaw if you desire. You can cut off a slice of non-hollow log and use it for the "lid". Drill two holes 180 degrees apart thru the "lid" and use two sticks the same size as the drilled holes as pins to hold the lid on to the "barrel". You can also lay some logs on top of the "lid" too if you don't want to pin it. I'd make sure that is legal in Minn but that is also a great natural alternative.
Elite, I totally agree with you on this- it's dumb. However, it is worth pointing out ND does have different rules for resident vs. NRs for bird hunting that clearly gives a big advantage to residents (which I have no problem with).
Same ol' same ol' for MN and ND- like siblings who kinda like, but kinda hate each other. Also, ridiculousness per usual for MN, which is run by the cidiots in Mpls/St. Paul.
JL that is a great idea and that is what i am going to do if they drag that stump off I’ll just have to go and find it. Thanks
Aha, revenge on the non resident! Take that, my Colorado friends! :)
Scoot it’s really to bad Minneapolis and St. Paul run your whole state and yes North Dakota limits out of staters to two weeks of waterfall hunting. There Afraid of out of state will leases up a lot of the land.
Tell ya what...you talk your DNR into letting non-residents hunt your moose and I'll talk to our DNR and see if you can use a drum for hunting our bear. Sound fair?!?
If you want to whine about things not being fair how is it that a guy from North Dakota drew a tag while a guy from Minnesota didn't? I think I should call my representative and see if we can get that fixed..
I think we should get it fixed as well. North Dakota limits nonresidents to a pathetic 1% of gun and muzzleloader deer. I think Minnesota should do something similar with their bear tags. I see more nonresident plates when I’m bear hunting than resident. Nonresidents get way more than a fair shake in MN.
Anyone reading this who agrees that MN should limit nonresidents to a set percentage of tags email: email@example.com I already sent an email earlier this year, this post reminded me to send another. Thanks!
I thought this was going to be a thread about the people they are sending to Washington DC.
South Farm, to be fair, we didn't let NRs hunt our moose and, at one time, we had a pretty decent number of tags available. Many times more than what ND has. We also don't allow NR hunters to hunt elk in our state.
I like that Minnesota is nonresident friendly. The barrel thing might be dumb but, for the most part, we treat nonresidents very well. If a silly law about some barrels is the biggest thing you have to complain about when coming to hunting here, you've got it pretty good and you must not hunt any states west of you. We could easily charge 2-3 times what we do for NR bear licenses and it wouldn't be out of line at all. I'm glad we don't.
This is probably some idea some Minnesota Somalian thought up.
For what it’s worth it’s my wife’s tag took her 7 years to draw I have 11 years on a muzzleloader tag in my own state and can’t draw. We have open arms to all of the waterfowl hunters that come in we sell more non resident license then resident good for are small towns gas food motels. When they come we’re all on the same playing field. Hope your Congress listens to all your voices. But being Democrats I doubt it. I seen the bear hunting last year was 18% success so it maybe more of a donation then a bear hunt. Lol all good
Very simple. If you don't like the regulations in MN don't bear hunt in MN. Hunting in Manitoba and Ontario is substantially better anyway.
This issue has nothing to do with politics. There are plenty of conservative states with MUCH dumber laws than this.
Elite, I sincerely hope your wife has a great hunt here and comes back when she can draw the tag again someday. If you have kids, bring them here, too.
Thanks Jim she just wants to see a bear. Maybe shouldn’t have started this thread but got bored with the fix mechanical post.
Elite1, the best way for your wife to see a bear is to head for to the Chippewa NF and camp out and leave your food (doughnuts, cereal w/ marshmallows eat) out and may not be to long during the night you will get a up close personal visit. Tenting is the best way to experience it.
Hmm don’t think that would be her cup of tea.
In all seriousness I sincerely hope you have a successful hunt...bear hunting is a blast and the meat is excellent. I've done it enough to know having (or not having) a barrel for bait won't make a difference, so I wouldn't sweat it. For the record I don't use a barrel; I still prefer a pit covered with logs because I enjoy seeing how far the bears toss the logs and it gets my imagination ramped-up picturing how big the bear must be that tossed a 200# log 25' away! Out of curiosity what zone did are you going to be hunting??
We will be in zone 46 hunting ne of Detroit lakes about 30 miles we have been walking a lot and have found bear sigh scant so hopefully when we start baiting we will have some activity.
I don't understand why all bear hunters don't have the same rules. All bait sites have to be GPSed anyway. If the DNR is concerned about garbage they can just use the gps locations to check it out.
I'll take it a step farther...why doesn't the DNR make the bait site locations public information? No better way to have a quality hunt than to know where other baits are so you can GET AWAY FROM THEM.
I agree, I’ve had baits almost on top of me and no one knew until hunting started. But there are plenty of things to bitch about in Minnesota but their treatment of nonresidents isn’t one of them.
I was just looking for an explanation on why it was OK for one group and not another obviously there must not be one didn’t mean to ruffle feathers
Not sure where the 18% success rate came from. No quota area was 15%. Quota area averaged 38% last year. 2017 was 46% and 2016 was 50%. Some quota areas have averaged over 50% for many years in a row.
Anyone know if we can use barrels in national forests?
No you can't unless you're on private land within the National Forest.