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Location: Idaho
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Fall Baiting Advice/Help

I set up a bait a couple of weeks ago in the same spot that I usually bait in the spring. I have a dead calf (around 300lbs, some fish scraps, bread and doughnuts and some apples set out for bait. After the first 7 days, it didn't apear that there had been anything to hit it yet. I expected to see more activity, but maybe it just needs a little more time. Not even the buzzards have touched the calf. I know that the elder berries and a few other berries are in full bloom. Any suggestions on what else to do, or do I just need a little more time? This is a very productive site in the spring.

Thanks,
Yoter

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Location: ontario
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Fall Baiting Advice/Help

You need fresh bait, not rotten meat. So, re-fresh your bait as often as is practical.

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Location: novascotia
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fall bating

I used to pre bait but gave it up and found there was really no need . But of coarse I don't hunt them and that calls for a good bait site . I just set my snare and hang a bag in the cubby with beef scraps in it . When the bait gets tainted the bears really come for it . I have seen guys put out bait and be that rotten that it was full of magets and the bear came to it and was snared . They love magets . U could actually hear the bait before U got to it . I dont think rotten means too much to the bear . Tainted beef I had all my luck with and still use it and get my bear every year .

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Location: Idaho
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Fall Baiting Advice/Help

The meat was fresh (cow had been dead 24 hours when I put it out. I skinned it at the bait site. It is now about 11 days old and is full of maggots. I also put some fresh fish scraps (130lbs) out on Friday night. I'll let you know what it looks like this weekend after I take some more fish and a few hundred pounds of apples up.

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Location: Downeast, ME USA
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Fall Baiting Advice/Help

Get yourself some fryer grease that they cook french fries and fish in. You can get this stuff from fast food joints for free. They have to pay to get rid of it.
Bears love it and will come from miles around to find it. Just pore some over your bread and bake goods. Then pore a pad of it in front of your bucket. They will get it in there feet and make a trail all thru the woods and then you will have other bear coming to your site. Yes

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Location: novascotia
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fall bating for bears

Maineguide , We have a fish and chip rest. handy home called Fishin Chip Delux . I bet they will have a dish of good long distant call lure around there That oily smell will stay on for a long time Must give that a shot . Season opens Oct 1st

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Location: Downeast, ME USA
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Fall Baiting Advice/Help

We use it here can't beat it. Yes

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Location: novascotia
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bear bating

Sounds good I'm going to give it a try .We have lots of bears here .Should bring some action

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fall bating

When we drive by a fast food resturant we know how good it smells to us .Imagine what that smells like to a bear

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Bear snares

On Sunday the bear snares are going out I'll have a pic of the set up before the bear finds it and then I'll have a pic of it after the bear finds it

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beras and beer

I think Hammer 1 and I are going to have to talk about this over a case of beer LOL

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