Starting to think about bear hunting in northern minnesota. Would like some opinions. Is bear baiting every day the way to go or is bear baiting every three to four days the way to go. Would like to hear from you on what you think.
You need to ajust you bait to how often the bait is being hit ,Amount I never put over a 1/2 to 3/4 plastic white pail's worth if they are hiting every day, other wise I just freshen it with sent, of different type and if bait is old I clean out and rebait with fresh
brketo is from back there so you might want to listen to him.
I bait every 3-4 days and drop about a 55 gallon drum of bait and let the bears get used to it and keeps them coming back. I live 7 hours round trip of 3 bait sites I run. But I keep the bait site loaded to get more bears on it. I had 13 bears on it last year and if you get a sow in there it will get the boars sticking around for breeding season. But this is in the areas I hunt so might not work back there.
I also have a friend who lives in Northern Idaho who takes a 5 gallon bucket up everyday and has a 5 gallon bucket of grease and 2 cow heads tied to the tree at his bait site. But he lives 20 minutes from his bait site. He has killed some huge bears from his stand. So its all in the way and time you have to bait. I dump alot because I dont live close and if I run out of bait they will leave to go elsewhere for food.
Good luck and happy hunting.
In Minnesota you can to use any caraus with the bones in it, and very thing that you use as bait, must be biodegradable as any thing you place the bait in, must also be. You need to read the regulations for each state you hunt in as they all are different.. Good luck set on the ground so you can look them in the eye !!!!
The record books, that are put out by Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young and where I live is Henry Kelsey they are a great way to research a state or a province for big game. This does take some time but the knowledge it gives you, can be very valuable. Not all hunters have their trophies recorded, as where I live after the Hanson Buck became the new world record typical Whitetail, we saw a flood of hunters and now that has happened, some hunters are shying away from the record books but...