Local hunter gets a bear

HAPPY HUNTER: John Johnson poses with the bear he shot. (Courtesy photo)

HAPPY HUNTER: John Johnson poses with the bear he shot. (Courtesy photo)

STANWOOD — John Johnson, of Stanwood Village, recently receive a permit to ‘harvest’ a bear when his name was pulled in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources lottery. Johnson was given a two-week time frame to hunt.

“I apply every year for elk and bear,” he said.

Johnson accumulated enough points and his name was drawn to get a permit.

“It can be very exciting because the ones I am hunting for can hunt me and eat me,” he said. “If you don’t make a clean kill and just wound them, they can turn on you very quickly.”

Johnson’s black bear weighed 297.4 pounds, and was taken on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Otsego County with one shot from a Remington 7 mm Ultra Mag. Johnson’s next venture is pheasant hunting, and he hopes to draw a permit soon to get an elk.

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Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at mhaas@pioneergroup.com.

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