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Justin Taylor of Duluth had plenty to smile about Sept. 1 after shooting a black bear west of Grand Marais on opening day of Minnesota's bear hunt. It was Justin's first bear. Sam Cook/Forum Communications Co.

Young Duluth hunter makes the most of bear-hunting opportunity

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GRAND MARAIS -- Justin Taylor had a decision to make in the next few minutes.

Sitting in a tree stand early Wednesday morning on opening day of Minnesota's bear season, the 13-year-old from Duluth was watching a black bear at a bait pile 15 yards away. The bear was moving logs to get at the concoction of trail mix, licorice and raspberry topping.


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