After 5 years of applying for a bear license, my husband got his first tag. He's currently sitting up in his stand waiting for the big one to come in (I think I'm just as excited about this as he is!) He saw a nice one yesterday, but wasn't able to get a good shot. The bear did leave some nice foot prints in the sand/grease mixture that's spread around the bait sight. So my questions are these:
We've heard that for every inch wide the print is, add 50 pounds. So if the print is 4 inches across, it would be a 200lb bear. Truth?
If you have a trail camera, what kind? What do you like/dislike about it? If you needed to buy one, would you buy the same thing you have now?
Also, how do you get the bear out of the woods? Do you use one of those big plastic sleds? We have a 4 wheeler with a winch.....
Thanks in advance to any help, advise, and suggestions!