Yes, I've read both of his editions (the most recent one just came out a year or two ago) and they are, in my mind, the best books on bear hunting and baiting techniques that are in print. Nordberg isn't just some wildlife biologist who decided to write a book about hunting. Nordberg has been hunting and studying bears for over 30 years and he has some excellent tips on how to take a trophy class bear. My son and I have read his book so many times that its starting to wear out. Buy it and read it and I guarantee that you'll learn from it. Good luck with next year's hunt!
I just got his book on friday read most of it pretty informative. So far I think maybe I'll have to abandon my old site and start from scratch. I know I will have to move my buddys site his didn't get hit as much as mine did put him a little closer to the swamp his is kind of in the open, where mine has swamp on three sides and a super thick brush on the other. Going deer hunting this weekend in the same spot as I bear hunt when we do a drive I'll do some scouting and see whats up. We have 9 stands for deer 3 of them are over a mile into the woods.
Can you tell me the name of the books and where to purchase them.
We did get one bair off of five sites. One site never got hit. Most of the sites were being hit late at night/early morning. I also believe there was a lot of good yet for them and didn't have to rely on the bait stations. What do you think. We hunt in northern minnesota.
The name of Nordberg's most recent book is "Do It Yourself Black Bear Baiting and Hunting (2001 edition). You should be able to find it on Amazon.com by searching "Ken Nordberg". It sells for about $12.00 and is worth every cent. If you hunt in northern Minnesota, you'll get alot out of his book. He lives in Aikin County, Minnesota and most of his writing is about hunting experiences here in Minnesota. I've read his book so much, its starting to fall apart. Good luck.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.