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Location: Alberta
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Wheels are in motion!

Talked to an aquantaince of mine who lives in prime bear country. When I expressed an interest in spring bear he told me he was setting up baits and I was welcome to hunt over them. Man am I pumped I can hardly wait until spring. This will be my first time hunting bear, does any of the "vets" out there have any tips for a rookie? I've read in previous posts that hanging a sweaty shirt over the bait is a good idea, I was thinking of doing this as there will be human scent around but none of mine until the day I plan to hunt. I thought this might get the bears used to my scent. Will this work or do I need to bother?

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Wheels are in motion!

Just depends on how your set up is. But you also have to put one out every week so your scent stays fresh. So it stays strong.

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Location: Alberta
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Thanks

Thanks for the advice. I never thought about putting one out weekly, but it makes sense now that I think about it.

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Wheels are in motion!

I have done it and also have a friend that has killed 16 P&Y bears and he is the one that taught me to bait.

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Location: Missouri
Joined: 02/03/2005
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Black Bear hunt

I just started to take up bear hunting....most of the time i hunt whitetail and small game. My question is what gun do you recomend for a beginner bear hunter that is most effective?

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Wheels are in motion!

My wife shot hers last year with a 243 and dropped it in its tracks. I have used my 270 and 7 mag. over bait sites. With ground blinds made.

Location: Minnesota,
Joined: 08/28/2004
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Wheels are in motion!

pick up a copy of Dr. Ken Nordberg's book DIY Black Bear Baiting&Hunting.
I tried the T-shirt last year and I dont know if it was good or bad the bears I was hunting were coming in but not at the right time. The book was very informative.
but from what I here the spring hunt is easier than fall because you are providing the only immediate food source.

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Location: Alberta
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Dr. Nordberg

Actually I just got a copy of his book, and I am in the middle of reading it. I find it very informative, and well worth reading.

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