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Joined: 11/06/2007
Posts: 9

I agree...baiting too early will bring in the bears. I have also seen squirrels drag away half my apple pile in a day. I have found squash to be an awesome bait. They love the stuff. Also cut pumpkins in half and the next day you will see the pulp and seeds have been licked clean.

Molasses and the such have only brought bears into my stand.....avoid it at all costs.

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Joined: 11/13/2007
Posts: 5
Baiting for deer in New Brunswick

My 2 cents worth - I like Cortlands and macs, guess I should say the deer like em. They have a reall good smell and are quite sweet, which the deer around here like. I always were gloves when I put the apples out and never, ever touch the apples with my bare hands. Also, take a couple apples and grind them against a couple nearby trees, to help get the smell in the air. My wife usually goes with me and last year she suggested (very strongly) that we take a can of pure apple juice and pour it around near the apples. Just to keep piece I did ( and snickered to myself the whole time). An hour later two does and a yearling fawn came in and one doe actually started licking the base of a tree where I had poured the apple juice. A nice, but humbling, experience.

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