In Oregon its illegal to use bait....but not scent! We only try this on spring bear, but if you get up on a high ridge with a propane soldering torch (blue bottle with a soldering flame tip) and crack it open it has a strong garlic stench to it. the scent carries quite a ways.
I have a buddy that has been known to pack a small burner, and a package of bacon. He'll set up on a ridge and cook lunch on some tin foil and feed it to himself and his cowdog. Alowing ample time for the scent to travel before he packs up and leaves. He's coaxed more than one hungry bruin out into the open that way.
Calling is sometimes effective too, but Ive found it doesnt have the reach that scent does.
I havent had the pleasure of being able to judge a bear next to a drum with his hand in the cookie jar, but it looks like it would be an effective tool in determining a yea/nea vote before trigger time. Someday when my knees are shot, and my eyesight is gone, and I cant walk anymore I will give it a try....
Im just playin'.
I wish we had it so easy here. It would greatly increase the opportunity to put meat in the freezer in a timely manner so we could spend more time hunting deer and elk. You guys have it made.
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