MN State Fair Engagement Session {Renee & Justin}

With their vivid neon personalities and down home sentiment, Renee and Justin chose the perfect place for their engagement photos: The Minnesota State Fair!

“The Great Minnesota Get-Together” serves the perfect place to be kids. We hit up the bumper cars, the fun-house, kissed under mistletoe, raced down the big slide, got lost in the corn field and found ourselves indulging in juicy peaches and deep fried pickles (guilt-free!).

If Burning Man was in Minnesota, perhaps it would be this.

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  2. Kam — December 4, 2015 @ 1:45 am (#)

    It would be beneficial to know what theuniqce you are using for bear hunting? Bait? Dogs? Spot and stalk?If you are using bait or dogs, I would suspect that your shots will be under 50 yards. The northern woods of WI, MN, and MI tend to be quite thick and you probably won’t be able to see 100 yards much less make a shot that far. If you are attempting to spot and stalk, my guess is that you will be in more open areas (berry patches or maybe crop fields? I am not intimately familiar with the northern MN area, so I am not sure what is up there). The shots here would be longer.Personally, for bear I like to go 30 caliber and higher. Many smaller caliber cartridges will work just fine. However, fall bears tend to have a thicker fat layer and thicker hair. I like the larger hole to help ensure a good blood trail as the fat can kind if seal a wound and the hair can absorb some blood.My bear gun for brown or black bear is a 35 Whelen. This is a 30-06 necked up to 35 caliber. Recoil can be a bit stiff with heavy loads, but it is capable of throwing heavy 35 caliber bullets at a reasonable velocity. However, I am not sure you are going to find one of these for under $500. Besides, the 35 Whelen doesn’t have much variety when it comes to factory ammo.If your shots are going to be shorter (like with baiting or hounds), a 30-30 should work just fine. It wouldn’t be my first choice of a defense cartridge for bear, but if you are taking shots at a bear that is eating or that is treed and not going anywhere, a 30-30 would work just fine.If you have some familiarity with firearms and moderate recoil doesn’t bother you, then a 30-06 is a fine choice as would be a 308 Win. Either with a 165 or 180 gr bullet would be an excellent black bear rifle and would also be a great deer rifle. You can pick up some winchester model 70s (post-64) on the used gun rack for very reasonable. You can get a fine shooter (though usually not perfect cosmetically) with an older scope for under $500 (I bought a Win 70 in a 30-06 made in 1968 with a scope on it for $200 last year on a private sale). You can rarely go wrong with a 30-06.There are a myriad of other cartridges I could suggest. However, the three 30 calibers I mentioned is what I would recommend to most people.

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