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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Bait crib...

In Minnesota we can not leave anything non-biodegradable at the bait site. No barrels, buckets etc. Besides logs, what do others use to contain bait that would be legal here?

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Bait crib...

A wooden Box (Make one thats what I use)2x4s and chipboard(aspenite).

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Believe it or not we can not use boxes because of the use of nails, screws, glue etc.

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You gotta be kidding me lol not even glue. Oh well a hole will work just the same and its about all you have really right cover it up with some nice big thick trees and you should be good too go.

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Location: new brunswick
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Bait crib...

where i am on the east coast i don't have any problems getting bear to come to apple pile on the ground the smell as they get rotten just seems to bring them in , a little molasses on them wouldn't hurt either

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We are in big bog country. Lots of lowland Cedar, Willow and Alder. Holes get wet too soon. On federal lands you can't dig holes for bait pits. I did not get drawn for a bear tag this year so I'm planning ahead. I would like to start hunting Canada but it sounds like more money than I can put into hunting now.

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Re: bait crib
blackbear wrote:
We are in big bog country. Lots of lowland Cedar, Willow and Alder. Holes get wet too soon. On federal lands you can't dig holes for bait pits. I did not get drawn for a bear tag this year so I'm planning ahead. I would like to start hunting Canada but it sounds like more money than I can put into hunting now.

you could try making a box using logs ,log cabin style using wooden pegs instead of nails or lashed with degradeable rope , or drilling holes with an auger i a dead tree and packing the holes with bait Thumbs up

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Good idea trapper, sounds like your state is pretty strick man.

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I have been using something like a log structure. It works well enough but I use pretty good size logs and good size bears toss the logs like sticks. You know what it's like lifting heavy logs covered with slime from bait.

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