Were from Michigan
My 18 year old daughter drew her first permit after trying for the last 3 years.
I have located some big bear sign in a couple of areas around home.
I started collecting bait (Bakery and Meat scraps) as soon as I found out that she was picked.
I'm alowed to start the bait piles the 3rd week of August, and I can set out the tree stands September 1st.
The plan is;
At the start of baiting I will carry out 150 lbs of bait to each of three stations, at first I will bait twice a week, and pick it up to 4 times a week and slowly reduce the amounts to about 2 gal by opening day.
Each time that I bait I plan on spraying liquid smoke / vanella scent, then after the stands are out, spray the scent, climb 1/2 way up the stand, and ring a bell and then leave.
The thought is, get the bears into a routine.
Then I'll go out with her and do the routine but leave her and I'll go back and wait in the truck.
What do you think?