This adventure starts out a long time ago. The first time I ever tried to harvest a black bear was in 2003. I was at my in-laws’ property in Hibbing, Minnesota. I was told there were many bears in the area, but unfortunately, we never had a bear sighting between my wife Ann and I. My second attempt at harvesting a black bear would be in 2010 at my parent’s property in Trego, Wisconsin. It took me 5 preference points to receive a bear license or a “tag”. Again, there was plenty of bear in the area, but sadly we didn’t bait properly and never saw a bear. My third attempt would be 2017 in Wisconsin, again and it took me 5 years to draw a bear tag again. Unfortunately, this time my parents had sold the farm to Jack Link’s Jerky to use as hunting property, and had moved back to the Twin Cities.