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When I hunted bear in Canada

When I hunted bear in Canada the outfiter used old pastries.  It worked well.  As mentioned before I have heard of using dog food and burning some honey to get a scent into the air to attract the bears.  I've seen outfitters on tv using beaver carcasses to bring the bear in.  They hang them high to make the bears work to get them and offer a shot.

I'd go to a grocery store to see what they do with their old pastries.  I think pastries would be my choice of bait.  Probably some more ideas out there, but I  know the sweets will bring them in.

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You need to hook up with a

You need to hook up with a delivery guy and get a pail of bait for each site for each day. That's alot of bait. Some guys up here bring in barrels of old candy, pudding, and granola. Mixing buckets each day for each site.

 

Never hunt over stink baits...what goes in..must come out. Up here in Maine we eat our bears. Who wants to eat nasty rotten whatever? Give me a big fat donut and pudding loving bear any day.

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How long in advance of

How long in advance of hunting do you have to get a bait out?  I imagine there is no set number but generally how long in advance should one put the bait out?

What type of set up do you use to contain the bait?  Do most people use barrels with small openings to make the bear work to get the bait out so you can get a shot on it?

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Most baiting starts 30 days

Most baiting starts 30 days out from the start of season.

I prefer a bucket to a barrel. Look in photo. Barrel was left from previous year when we hauled a barrel of pudding in and left it for the bears.

 

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