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Any Colorado Bear Hunters?

Yeah I do believe that I might get kicked out of the house if I smelled like a racoon! sad

Does it take awhile for the scent to come out?

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Any Colorado Bear Hunters?

Well, the wife goes hunting with me occasionally. I’ve been hunting whitetails 28 years and I have taken only one buck larger than the first deer she ever took sitting with me one morning in 98.Yes, she gets the coon scent sprayed on her as she is giving me the look.
I’ll use any name brand but I prefer Buck Stop Coon Scent. Actually I wash my camo at the beginning of each season and keep it in a large rubber tub during the season without washing it. By the end of the season I smell like an old boar coon because I spray myself everytime out.
I have a travel trailer I've named "The Kyotee Den" that stays at the lease where I keep all my gear except personal effect, rifle and optics, so my coon smell never comes home till the end of a 2 month season.
I’ve found http://www.bear-hunting.com/ which is Bear Hunting Magazine and subscribed to it. Also, you can go back and see what articles where in each past issue and you can purchase these issues. Of course most of the black bear articles were about baiting, but I did find a few articles about spot and stalk and calling blacks. The current issue has one about stalking Colorado blackies.

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Any Colorado Bear Hunters?

Well, the wife goes hunting with me occasionally. I've been hunting whitetails 28 years and I have taken only one buck larger than the first deer she ever took sitting with me one morning in 98.

Well hopefully she doesn't rib you too hard about that... :smile:

Sounds like the travel trailer is a good way to use the coon scent regularly during the season w/o having to take the smell home.

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Find the water, find the bears.

In the fall season Black bears are likely to hit the water holes a couple of times throughout the day.

I suggest you find a water hole with bear sign on it, near a good food source
• Acorns
• Berries

Be very cautious of the wind, as bear sense of smell is there very best defense.

Now sit back and wait for the bears to come to you.

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