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If anyone in CA wants to ask the DFG specific questions or get clarification they can just go to the website where there is an email link.
BTW, just got my predator call yesterday.

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Hi scott, What I do is find a soup can that will hold a can of sturno snug.
Just above the top of the sturno can cut notches in the outside can so that you can put another can inside.
The notches you cut bend in so that the other can will set just above the sturno.

Put honey in the top can.
Punch holes into the outside can and put a wire handle to hang it up with.

When you go to your stand, light your sturno, set your can of honey on top and hang it up and let it burn.
The scent will travel all thru the woods, and old blackie will follow his nose.

Just make sure you put it out and take it home with you when you are done. Then take it back each night.

I hope this will help. If you have any more questions about this give me an e-mail

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Thanks Maine Guide! About how much honey do you like to use? Also, do you let the honey burn-up and smoke as I've heard of doing?

This is off topic, but if you're in Maine, do you know the folks at Foggy Mountain? I hunted with them in 2001.

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Hi scott, I fill the top can about 3/4's full of honey.
I don't know any of the people at Foggy Mountian, they are further north.

Sorry scott that I didn't finish this.
Yes let the honey burn and smoke. That is what puts the odor in the air.

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Maineguide, whats the name of your outfit? I would like to do Maine again if work would cooporate. If fact moving there has its appeal, especially if you'd do something about the folks from the state below you moving in and screwing-up the politics!

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Scott just click on my username it should give you all of the info you need.

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Just heard back from the North Carolina wildlife folks. If a scent contains any of the following it is illegal to use;
salt, salt lick, fruit, HONEY, sugar, animal parts or products.
A honeyburn is obviously out of the question. Are there commercial scents that would be ok to use with the above exclusions?

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Hi Scott,

Thanks for posting the info. Sounds like "baiting" extends to even food/mineral scents...

Unfortunately I'm not aware of any scent that would work that isn't illegal under those guidelines.

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What about incense? That doesn't have any natural flavors in it but it might just work.

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I know here in the state of Maine all scents are illegal to use for deer even the stuff they sell in Wal-Mart,Kmart,etc.
You might want to check that stuff out with your DMR for bear.

A game warden told me one time just because these stores sell this stuff don't make it legal to use.

Just a heads up.

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