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Fall Baiting Advice/Help

Now that's a good idea.
You're using the right bate to attract me Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

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Fall Baiting Advice/Help

I have been going through a lot of bait and having good activity. Have you guys ever tried using onions for bait. They are harvesting around here and there are thousands of pounds of onions to be picked up. Sheep ranchers feed them to their sheep all winter long, so I would imagine a bear would eat em. I will also be taking a bunch of rotten, fermented apples and some frier grease up on Friday.

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Yoter , If your using a varity of items for bait like onions and apples and fryer grease I would put my money on the fryer grease as the key attratcant . I don' t doubt for a second that the bear would eat all of the ingredients .They do like the fryer grease I mixed up some kind of concockshun with a little bit of everything in it including fryer grease it sure smells good to me and I'm sure it will to the bear too I put the snares out Sunday so we'll see how long it takes for the bear to find it . I'll keep in touch . There is a few friends of the fourm that want to see what happens with the snareing I'll be back .I really like talking on the fourm ,I knew in a short time that I was going to enjoy it when I joined

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Fall Baiting Advice/Help

So far the only food I've seen bears ignore completely is bagels. I'm willing to bet onions will come a close second though. You gotta let us know how you make out with this.

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I know an old trapper that used onions as a cover cent I really don't know what a bear would do when the onions brings tears to it eyes . I know they love T H doughnuts . I used them when I used to bait for them . I have seen many a claw mark on the bottom of the barrel Getting the last bit they could Onions won't be on my list of baits . Cooking oil would be a better choice Any way the bear will cry when when I arrive

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Fall Baiting Advice/Help

Bears don't seem to like bagels for some reason. I have found that in past years myself. They will eat the blueberry ones first and leave the rest. LOL
But add some of the fryier grease to it and they will eat more.

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bating bears

Here is a pic of one of the bears we got the first day I'll have a pic of the second one in few mins after breakfast

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Bear is snared overnight

mainguide . I believe the cooking oil works fine we got 2 bears out of 4 snares overnight . Glad I took yuor advice and splached cooking oil up a big tree in front of our sets

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Glad I could help Thumbs up
Nice animal.
Also you keep an eye on your site over the next few weeks and you will see a big difference in it.

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bera snnared overnight

Here is the second bear caught overnight

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