May 1st was the last day to apply for a bear permit in Minnesota. My roommate and I got our apps. in and we're hoping we get drawn. Cross your fingers.
I'm pretty sure that if we get drawn we have some pretty good chances. If nothing else, it'll be a great experience. Heck, it already has been.
Unfortunately his broken foot has kept us from spending hours in the woods. We've been doing as much as possible though. We've put up a trail camera. We've even checked it a couple of times. In a week total we've had over a thousand pictures. I'm here to tell everyone that the Northwoods of Minnesota are hoppin.
Last week, Dylan and I both went up to his shack to put the camera out and check it. 3 out of 3 times we've been there we've seen a predator of some sort.
Trip #1) A pack of timberwolves that was seven strong. Pretty impressive considering it was less than four hundred yards from his hunting shack.
Trip #2) A red fox. Man, I forgot how red those guys can be in the spring.
Trip #3 Another Timber Wolf. This guy was super close. We followed him on the road for a few minutes; at only 15 yards at times. They're pretty.
All these wolves are really making me worry about what the deer population up there is gonna be like this fall. Also, when is there gonna be a season on wolves, I'm pretty sure I've seen more of them than deer so far this year.