This is the first time I am going to try baiting bears. I have a barrel but am not sure how to set it up. Was wondering if anybody had any advice. Really like this site and the forums.
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Sun, 2006-09-03 20:36
Mon, 2006-09-04 18:31#1
Re: Baiting barrel?
Well, I'll give it a try for ya. Firstly, I don't use barrels because I clean my bait stations up completely after every hunter is done. And darned if I could figure where to store all those things that weren't an eyesore to somebody, including myself. So, I use 5 gallon plastic pails instead and pile logs around them. Just cover whatever bait you're using with the pail, (if its meat, keep it thawed out) make sure its tight to the ground so that scavengers can't dig under it, then pile logs around and over the pail. Thats it! Simple! Only problem is that bears sometime carry the pail off and you gotta get on your hands and knees and crawl around looking for the things. So, prudence says to wire the pail to one of the logs. I start out baiting once a week, then up it to twice a week as the hunt draws near, then every second day on the last week before the guys arrive. If this type of schedule won't work for you, then you may have to go with barrels but in this case, I'd not recommend meat for bait. Once it rots bears aren't likely to be interested.
For the barrel set-up yur gonna have to hit someone else up for that info.
Tue, 2006-09-05 05:02#2
I don't use the barrel anymore . Of coarse I trap them and don't bother to hunt them I use the Aldrich foot snare . Now I just tie a bag of beef scraps to the tree inside my cubby . I have used the barrel and It works well to attract the bear . I used to half fill the barrel with T H dough nuts or beef scraps , 2 of the best baits around . I thought of hunting them but I put a trail timer on the trail and found the bear was visiting at 4am I couldn't hunt then because it's still dark . Anyway,. to use the barrel it works .After I filled the barrel1/2 full I placed a wooden pallet on top to keep out unwanted guests .There is a varity of baits to use but my favorites are as mentioned . The bear is the only animal that will up set the barrel ,so you'll know that it was a bear there to feed . Our snareing season is the first of Oct . when I set up I'll post a pic of what the setup looks like .I don't know if I'm aloud to post a pic of the bear in the snare and I don/t want offend anyone on the fourm .If anyone could answer this for me I would appriciate it .
Tue, 2006-09-05 12:53#3
.I don't know if I'm aloud to post a pic of the bear in the snare and I don/t want offend anyone on the fourm .If anyone could answer this for me I would appriciate it .
the nail, I'd personally love to see it.
Tue, 2006-09-05 13:19#4
Tue, 2006-09-05 13:23#5
I could always send you guys a pic in an e-mail.So nobody on the fourm gets offended.
Tue, 2006-09-05 16:13#6
Re: bear snare
I still have a Milan Novak foot snare that was designed for Ontario use. Mainly for fox and wolves though. So, I'd like to get a look at what you folks on the east coast are using. Hurry up with the pics, already!
Tue, 2006-09-05 17:18#7
I'll have a pic soon . The snare we use for bear is 3/16 air craft cable there is a swival between the snare and the tree . The complete snare and thrower spring is worth $35.00. things will be set up in 3 weeks .My son has a treat bag at his set now . Just checking to see how long before it disapears Will be in touch .
Tue, 2006-09-05 17:26#8
Thanks for the info guys. Thenail, I would like to see a pic of a snared bear if its ok to post. If not then just a pic of the setup will do. I will let you know how my baiting goes if I do it.
Tue, 2006-09-05 17:31#9
cruiser , I will send a PM to who ever wants to see it and attatch a pic . That way no one will be offended
Wed, 2006-09-06 18:59#10
the nail.....please send me the PM I'd be interesting in seeing what you are talking about???