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Bear bait

i have never baited bear before and have only done spot and stalk but just a couple days ago i saw a bear just down the road from my house and would like to put some bait out but i am not sure what to put out. any suggestions would help greatly.

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I would use popcorn for bait......

wapiti whacker wrote:

i have never baited bear before and have only done spot and stalk but just a couple days ago i saw a bear just down the road from my house and would like to put some bait out but i am not sure what to put out. any suggestions would help greatly.

I would use popcorn for bait and something fruity for lure. Check your grocery store to see if they have any old fruit they are going to toss the more aromatic the better. over ripe bananas work good but any fruit should work.

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I don't know what is legal in

I don't know what is legal in your area, but I have relatives that hunt in Maine.  Alot of the guys use day old donuts, bagels, etc......

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Pastries and bread, fruits,

Pastries and bread, fruits, corn and I know one guy that uses drums of peanut butter.

Do you have any hog or chicken farms in the area? If so, ask them if you can get the dead carcasses from kill box they have. There was a huge bear killed down this way several years ago that was raiding their kill box. The bear was over 800 lbs.

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like others had said,

like others had said, pasteries, fruit, popcorn, peanut butter, all should work just fine. I've heard that cotton candy perfume for kids works great as an attractant.

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If legal get some fryer

If legal get some fryer grease and mix it in with bread and such. Also pore some on the ground. A bear will get this stuff in the hair and pads and take it all thru the woods. :yes:  Makes a great scent trail.

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A guy that I hunted with this

A guy that I hunted with this weekend mentioned that they use dogfood with blueberry syrup up in Canada. If it works up there I don't know why it wouldn't down here too.

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Yeah, I heard the dogfood one

Yeah, I heard the dogfood one too, but they mixed it with molasses.

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I've heard that works too.

I've heard that works too. That combined with oats and bacon grease.

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All of this works...but first

All of this works...but first use a honey burn to ring the dinner bell!!!!

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old donuts and bacon greese

old donuts and bacon greese they get the greese on there feet and lure more back to the bait

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