TeriLynn Riley, of Pierson, has been waiting a long time for a chance to shoot a bear, and last weekend she got her wish. She shot this Michigan black bear with her Remington .308 rifle, in a bear hunt September 26, in the Upper Peninsula.
“My friend Terri and I have been putting in to go for five years,” explained TeriLynn. Last year I was supposed go but I fell and broke both ankles, so the DNR gave my points back so I could put in this year.”
She and friend Terri Troupe tracked the bear and found it, and Bill Toll, of the U.P., helped drag it out of the swamp. The bear weighed 200 pounds dressed out, and his height from the tip of his nose to his tail was 80 inches.