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Location: wisconsin
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Dr. nordberg and others say that if you hunt in an area with a sow and cubs that your bait wont be visited by a mature boar. I put a bait out and had a camera on it and got pics of a boar that appears to be ok sized and a bunch of pics of a sow and 4 cubs. What do you guys think could this bait still produce a monster? Thanks Brandon

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I don't know who Dr Nordberg is but he's wrong. I have video of a large male visiting one of my sites. Then on the following evening, a sow and 3 cubs use the same site.

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Dr Norberg is a "famed bear writer" whom alot of people put stock into. I have found that alot of his "knowledge" is wrong or misleading. But I know that he sells quite a few books.

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Keep in mind that Dr. Nordberg's book addresses methods and techniques for taking "trophy" sized boars.....those in the 300 lb + category. His experience here in Minnesota shows that bait sites that are being hit by a sow with cubs will definetly bring in boars. Probably, just not the dominant boar in the area. Another determining factor is how much natural food is available in the area as well as how many bait locations there are. The less food there is available, the more likely even the dominant boar will show up at some time. There's too many variables involved to be able to say that just because the bait is being hit by a sow with cubs that you won't have a chance at a boar.

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Live2Ride55 wrote:
Keep in mind that Dr. Nordberg's book addresses methods and techniques for taking "trophy" sized boars.....those in the 300 lb + category. His experience here in Minnesota shows that bait sites that are being hit by a sow with cubs will definetly bring in boars. Probably, just not the dominant boar in the area. Another determining factor is how much natural food is available in the area as well as how many bait locations there are. The less food there is available, the more likely even the dominant boar will show up at some time. There's too many variables involved to be able to say that just because the bait is being hit by a sow with cubs that you won't have a chance at a boar.
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Sorry if I came off a bit harsh in my earlier post. I will not change it, but should have worded it differently.

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What you type and what you actually say seldom ends up as what you meant. Anyway, I'd never stick my neck out and say something is this or that when it comes to interpreting wildlife behaviour because guaranteed someones seen otherwise. As for boars chasing sows at baitsites, this is true in the late spring during breeding but not as common in the fall as evidenced by the number of large boars taken in the spring hunt.

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In my books Everyone has thier own techniques.

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Dr Nordberg was talking about a new baitsite,, on an established baitsite things are A LOT different !

it also deppends on cubs age !

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