I found 4ked Horns first bear.
My approach take borrows heavily from the old cliche "You can attract more flies with honey than vinegar - but dead squirrels work even better [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] " I never considered dunking the dead squirrels in honey.
My recipe: Catch a bunch of fish – throw them into a burlap bag with a few squirrels/rabbits. Climb a tree and hang off a branch so the yotes can’t get them (burlap bag keeps the crows at bay).
3sixbits recipe seems much better than mine. I might add the Mormon church is a good source of bulk honey.
Now my thinking is – why not have 2 or 3 bait stations and hit them all each day/night?
<ul type="square">[*]recommendations for trail/game cameras?[*]2 or 3 bait stations v. one[*]Where can I get a suitable steel drum (no oil)[*]I found bear meat spotty (some excellent, some gamy/poor)[/list]
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<font color="purple"> In your home town there has got to be a few fast food joints, you need to lay in a stock of used fryer grease. If you can find some bee herder and work a deal for cheap honey the poorer the better, you will be on your way to bear hunting bliss. What you will need beyond the bait is cheap to get your hands on and will produce good results for you. You need a empty steel drum that has not had any oil or oil products in it and enough chain or steel cable to secure it to a tree. The drum is secured to the tree right side up a small hole is punched in the base (bottom), the contents is poured through the bung opening in the top. You will mix the deep fryer grease with the honey and let it drip from the barrel on to the uncleared ground under the barrel. This is where that trail camera will come in handy. You will need to keep your drip up until that magic moment. Yea, it's a lot of work, you've got to stay with it checking ever week, besides you will want to check on the trail camera anyway, to see what’s been happening. Just remember by using a big drum you will always have room to add to the barrel each trip out. a shooting blind or a tree stand should be on your and your hunting partners to do list for fall. You will have a great time doing this and you'll love the pic's of the bears going nuts and the fights over the drip.
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