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Baiting bears?

I am going to be bowhunting bears for the first time this fall in ontario and I hoping someone could help me out with any baiting tips and if calling accompanied with baiting helps. Help!

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Location: new brunswick
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Baiting bears?

just hang tight and dont bother calling. once there used to coming to the bait they wont be to far away. but be patient the big ones always show up last so dont shoot the first one you see....good luck Thumbs up

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Location: ontario
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Baiting bears?

Yep, what Wonsky says! Let the bait do its job, wait for the bears to come right into the bait, wait out for a decent shot. Unlike deer with archery, theres no hurry with bears. They usually give you lots of shooting opportunity.

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Location: OlyWa
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We can't bait in my state anymore so all I do is call. It is very effective.

That being said, don't call if sitting on a bait. I know that there are a few videos out there showing people how to do it, but those guys are just trying to sell calls.

Bears can be very wary and a strange noise (calling) from a baitsite could make a bear on edge. Maybe to never come back during the day.

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Location: New Brunswick
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wonsky is right but not totally right, The Big ones dont ALWAYS come in last. Have been guiding bear hunters for a few years now and shot a few 300lbs plus bears and havnt been the last bear in by no means.
But i do agree, get a bait hitting good, get in the stand good and early int he evening and sit tight for the night. Be patient and wait on a good shot, bear might run in and take soem bait and run off, but be patient. 9 time outta 10 he is comign right back for more and will become more comfortable.
Take a good look, cause bears are the number 1 hardest animal to judge in size!!! Lot of guys shoot 400 pounders until they get outta the stand and get to it!!
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!!

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Location: New Brunswick
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Me again, feel like i left somethings out, I mean dont get me wrong the big boys a lot of times wait just until dark to come in, but there are some occasions where they will visit early Expecailly if there is a hot sow around or something. And as far as the judging like i said, hardest animal to judge in my eyes!! Using a 45 gal. drum for baiting will give u something to help judge by, If u got a bear that is coming in and walking right inside the barrel without hardy even dipping his head, Not going to be a 400 pounder!! haha

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Location: new brunswick
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hey stewart66 where in n.b. you from? just curious thats all

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Location: New Brunswick
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Hey wonsky, from Miramichi, Sunny Corner area actually, i see u are from Miramichi, i was wondering if we new each other

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Location: new brunswick
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ya we prob know each other. i'm in the woods a fair amount lol. Thumbs up

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Hey Wonksy i sent u a pm

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