73-year-old great-grandmother shoots Michigan black bear after getting hunting license

FRANKENLUST TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 73-year-old great-grandmother traveled this month to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where she bagged a 220-pound black bear.

The Bay City Times reports that 73-year-old Karen Kuch of Frankenlust Township shot the bear with a Ruger 44 Magnum rifle on Sept. 10 on property north of Newberry in Luce County. She got a state bear hunting license through a lottery system after trying for the past seven years.

She says it was “the hunt of a lifetime” and was thrilled to get it on her first bear hunt. Her son-in-law, Steve VandeMark, joined her in the hunt with Jimmy Gretzinger of Michigan Out of Doors Television. Gretzinger filmed it for a future show.

Kuch has 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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