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Bear Hunting Blues

Well, my first day bear hunting started by putting a big dent in the side of my truck by backing up alongside a stump hidden in tall grass. Things improved somewhat as I saw two cubs come into my bait around 4 pm; however, no mother bear showed up and they only stayed about 10 minutes. Since this is my first time hunting I'm a poor judge, but I'm guessing these were two year old cubs and the mother ousted them, or else the mother was shot. At 6 pm I had three cubs come in from a different direction, and about 5 minutes later the sow showed up. They stayed for almost 50 minutes and devoured most of the bait. I have been baiting this location every day and the bait is gone every day. I stayed until dark but no other bears came for dinner. I'm somewhat nervous that I will have no bears to shoot in this location, since I saw 5 cubs and one mother bear, all of which are illegal to shoot. I have read that boars often stay away from sows with cubs. Should I move on to another location where my bait is being hit but not nearly as hard or stay at the above location another day or two? Thanks for your advice.

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Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
Joined: 07/22/2005
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Bear Hunting Blues

I would move,a sow will keep her cubs away from areas where boars are active to prevent them from being eaten,that many cubs in one area probably means its boar free. Thumbs up

Location: Minnesota,
Joined: 08/28/2004
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Bear Hunting Blues

smaller and younger boars will still hang out in the area, 1-2 yrs. old

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Bear Hunting Blues

Thanks for the information.

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