Re: For All of You Advanced Bear Baiters
Without seeing how it all lines up yes I would. I'd look for a spot along their travel route, usually the creek, that stays shaded or gets shaded the longest. Think about wind and thermals, I can't recall how far in Idaho you have to be from the creek. I'd find the thickest piece of cover, decide on a stand site (tree or ground, bow or rifle) find or make a "window" to shoot through. Your trail in to the bait will usually work, just brush a line, 10 feet wide is enough 25-50 yards long. Depending on how old or open the cut is it can keep them from coming in behind you or crossing your trail. Again depending on how it lines up a cross creek set up can work if you have room. Set your "crib" with a big log and brush so they have to get on the stand side to get the bait. Smaller ones especially like to tunnel in from the back. A friend shot one between the eyes because it wouldn't come around front. It would just stick it's head in from the back. Be patient you won't see them until their there, wait to shoot until they're committed. If its a good spot they'll settle in. If a big bear is coming regular the little ones will be nervous. Use the search function at the top of the page to look up some of the older threads, Tikkamike, and Magnumitis have some good pictures of their Wyoming setups, a little different habitat, but the pictures show good use of light, and cover.