Our season starts on Aug 27 so i'll be out there soon laying bait's. Bait site's already established in spring so it won't take long for them to hit. As some of you know I do a lot of guiding for outfitters in Northern Manitoba. I have picked up a lot of tip's and tricks over the years to get bears in. Here's an inexpensive tip i'll share with you. This is when you are going to first start baiting and to draw others in once you're site is established.
It costs about 93 cents per bait site and lasts almost 2 weeks in the elements. It's
a GEL BATHROOM FRESHNER. They come in a plastic casing that you twist open. I buy vanillia and strawberry only. I put my bait in the barrel or tires depending on my site and look for sapling about 15 feet high and open up the freshner,tie a rope around it the middle of the gel and onto the top of the sapling and gently let the sapling up.
They are great to use in you're tree stand as well as you are high up and it acts like a cover scent.
The only thing I can't figure out is when I buy 15 or more of them at once at the store, I get a lot of strange looks from people. lol
Being a bowhunting I've always been fanatical about scent control. Whether it's sprays, carbon clothing etc. I've tried it. The best thing that I have found for eliminating human scent is Betadine. It's been used in hospitals and homes for decades as a defense against infections on minor scrapes and burns. It can typically be found near the pharmacy in any of the major "one stop shop" stores, and a bottle will last multiple hunting seasons.
Before every hunt possible I...