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Well I think that would be a bit too "intimate" for me... Wink

Think I would opt for the strapped down and strapped in tree stand, with a pistol backup (if using rifle or bow).

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That's what seperates the men from the boys.It gets real bad when the bear shakes the stand that you are in.

They seem to check out stands at times more than the bait. Sometimes you have to resecure your stand before you hunt.

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I hunt from a plywood ground blind and have had no problems as of yet. They just seem to ignore it. It stays up year round so they might have explored it when I wasn't in it which is just fine by me.

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That's what seperates the men from the boys.

Naww...

The real men, put all their clothes in the grease. Put their greasy clothes on, then fill their pockets with old donuts.

Then in this putrified, slippery state, with their weapon of choice (double bonus for knife only, triple bonus for hands only) go and lay in the forest and wait for bears to come to the bait (which is you).

Night vision goggles are allowed, because you don't want to get wacked by a bear lying there in the stinky, vulnerable, dark....

Warning don't try this at home kids.

Only question is, is it baiting if your the bait?

Wink

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At times I thought I was the bait. HA! HA!

I have had bear climb my stand and crap on the seat. Just to let me know that they have checked it out.

They seem to be the most unpredictable (spelling) animal there is.
Baiting is not for the faint of hart.

I am doing my first this year.
I am going to trap one. This will be hair raising. But can't wait.

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I have had bear climb my stand and crap on the seat. Just to let me know that they have checked it out.

That is just the bears way of welcoming you to the neighborhood. Wink

Good luck with the trap. We can't trap bear in CO anymore either, only "special government agents" can when a bear has been menacing people or livestock.

Are you going to go for the trap to get a better hide?

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bitmasher, The bear here in the fall seem to have a good pelt.
I am mainly trapping this one because he is a smart bear and won't come out during the daytime.

A friend of mine set the bait out for his son, and the first night that they sat on the bait the bear came out but see them and he has not been coming out during the day since.

I have had the trap for about 10 years, and my friend asked me if I wanted to try I said sure why not.
It will be my first if I succeed.

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Maineguide, what I meant by the trapping was that sometimes people will use a trap since the hide won't have a bullet, arrow, etc... hole. Maybe a good tanner can fix these holes though.

Yes that does sound like a smart bear, usually they can't say no to their stomaches. It will be interesting to see how it turns out for you!

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bitmasher, I will still have a hole behind the front shoulder when I shoot him.
But yes a good taxidermist can sew up the holes.

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On 2002-09-17 16:00, maineguide wrote:
bitmasher, I will still have a hole behind the front shoulder when I shoot him.

I'm an ijit Maineguide! eye roll For some reason, I had a mental block and forgot that even if you trap one you still have to shoot it...duh...

Dont' mind my ramblings... Wink

Any way good luck, sounds like a smart bear.

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