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Got my snares ready for the up comming season .Can't wait

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Here is a couple of pics from seasons past

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That third pic looks like a pretty healthy bear. Is it the same bear as the first pic? Thumbs up I am so unprepared for this hunting season. I have to get my hands on some bait if I'm going to start this bear season off right. Oops!

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Local grocery store.
Great pics. That third bear looks like a real keeper. Thumbs up
Hit them up for thier breads and goodies that go bad.

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Just saw a pic of a 500 lb Washington bear that was missing it's front foot from a snare.

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Chester Golf . the first and 3rd pic is the same bear . I use any sweet smelling stuff . Like cotton candy perfume from the kids section at Wall - Mart .... Anise from the food section at The Wally World . .

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Nail are you serious cause I've been using the same stuff for the past 2 years. That cotton candy smell along with the rasp jelly powder is a killer combo.

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Hey Billy, you sure it was not from a leg hold trap that the bear lost it's foot?
Never seen 1 lost from a snare.

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If a bear was to break the snare from the tree it's tied to . It's very likely that the snare would stay on the foot and eventually it would loose the foot . The foot would swell below the snare . There is also a chance that the bear would keep trying to get the snare off it's foot and release the lock ,and off comes the snare . I always double up on the cable fastners and haven't lost 1 in all my years of snaring bears ..

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maineguide wrote:
Hey Billy, you sure it was not from a leg hold trap that the bear lost it's foot?
Never seen 1 lost from a snare.

Nope, not a leg hold. The Aldrich snare was very popular here on the West Coast for many decades. It is still used in damage control and in some research and every once in a while a bear is killed missing a front foot. I know two guys that have shot bears like that and here is a pic of a large WA boar that was recently killed. Notice it is missing it's left front paw. The area that this bear was killed has historically had tons of bears and bear damage that is mostly controlled by dogs and snares.

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Paw or not, that is a beautiful bear. Thumbs up

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