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Trophy Room: Middle River man shoots his first bear on fourth day of season

Do you have a fishing or hunting photo you’d like to share with Herald readers? Send jpeg photos to Brad Dokken at bdokken@gfherald.com. Please include the person’s name and where they live. If it’s a fish photo, please indicate where the fish was caught and whether it was kept or released. If it’s a hunting photo, include the hunter’s name, town of residence and the general area where the game was taken.

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Justin Scheff of Middle River, Minn., with his first bear. (Contributed/ Justin Scheff)

Justin Scheff of Middle River, Minn., shot his first bear Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, while hunting west of Middle River. The bear, which weighed 265 pounds, came in at about 15 yards, said Scheff, who used a .270 rifle on the hunt.

Do you have a fishing or hunting photo you’d like to share with Herald readers? Send jpeg photos to Brad Dokken at bdokken@gfherald.com. Please include the person’s name and where they live. If it’s a fish photo, please indicate where the fish was caught and whether it was kept or released. If it’s a hunting photo, include the hunter’s name, town of residence and the general area where the game was taken.

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Brad Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and has been the Grand Forks Herald's outdoors editor since 1998.

Besides his role as an outdoors writer, Dokken has an extensive background in northwest Minnesota and Canadian border issues and provides occasional coverage on those topics.

Reach him at bdokken@gfherald.com, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.
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