I was lucky enough to get drawn for the 2010 Minnesota Bear Season. My wife is from central Minnesota and all her family still lives there. My brother in law invited me to go so I put in for the drawing. This was my first Bear hunt so I was pretty pumped. I decided to hunt with my muzzle loader bu took my Bow just in case I changed my mind. We hunted way up north within miles of the Canadian border in a State forest. The woods were awesome. I am sure some of these areas probably don't get touched by humans very often. The hunting was pretty slow but with the thought of a bear coming into the bait at any time kept me on the edge of my stand. I saw 2 bears during my visit and decided to take the 2nd one. I made a clean shot through the heart and the bear dropped within sight. The bear was quite a bit smaller than what I was after but I was happy with the harvest and the experience was truly exhilerating. I will definately be going back and this time knowing more about aging and sizing the bear will wait for a more mature bear. Pictures are on my other laptop but will post some when I get home.