Baiting bears can be a frustrating process or it can be so simple to get that big old boar strolling in for a meal.
Hear are a few easy tips for getting a scent out there to bring’em in.
One of my favorites is using anise extract, soaking a few cotton ball or adding it to distilled water and putting it in a spray bottle, the finer the mist the better. A fine mist will travel farther coating leaves and trees as it floats the forest air currents.
I have also found that vanilla extract can have a very similar affect as an attractant, mixing a few drops in with some oats will help them find the bait and keep them there eating and digging through the pile. I like to incorporate this with a honey burn as long as we have a wet year. I wouldn’t recommend it in a dry season.
One other easy attractant I use is old fryer grease just dumping it on the ground or over a old stump will bring them in looking for an easy meal, you will be amazed at how much ground they will dig up or the size of a log they’ll rip apart.
All of these attractants are easily carried in to bait sites without a lot of trouble and should be used with a bait station. This will bring in the bears and keep them coming back.