84-year-old Cadillac man bags 400-pound black bear near Mesick

Scott\'s bear hunting experience was minimal, with the only other bear he\'d taken in the life being in 1958, when he was 23 years old. At the time, Scott worked as an assistant manager at Brule Ski Mountain in Iron Lake and staff members were looking for a bear that was damaging buildings at the resort. While walking along a two-track with his 38/55 Marlin rifle, Scott saw the bear walk in front of him. He immediately took the shot and killed the 200-pound animal. At the time, the only thing he required to legally kill the bear was a small game license.