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I have taken 3 bears with bow and passed up many. I have guided many hunters who have also taken bears with this method. We are allowed to use bait here, but to bring them in you have to use scents. Sometimes the bears will come in but its the hunter who screws up the set up by moving, smoking cigs, chewing tabacco, basically not taking the steps to help him or herself out to harvest a bear. Some of these hunters never hunted bear before but amazingly come with the attitude they know it all as they have been deer hunting for 20 odd years. I tell them deer won't eat you bears can and we're not hunting deer. Some listen , some don't. the one's that listen usually get their bear. The one's that don't most times leave without even seeing one.
Hunt hard or go home