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bear baiting... night time eaters ? tips ?

Been baiting for a couple years. Been successful with it, lots of work and very rewarding.

I have a couple bears this year that are total night time eaters. No show in the daylight hours. Heard many ways to get them to show in the daylight...

What tips and tricks does anyone have to make a nighttime bear show in the daylight ?

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    Re: bear baiting... night time eaters ? tips ?

    1) Do they never come in during the day or just when you're hunting?
    2) Step back and reconsider your set up.
    3) What naturals are they feeding on-how far are they coming?
    4) Do you have trail timer-game cam data?
    5) What volume of bait are you leaving-enough to live on? Maybe taper to a smaller amount while you hunt. A coffee can or 2 at times is enough if they are hooked, don't let them gorge and wander off to sleep. Less food will keep it competitive.
    6) How many bear are you feeding? Is there a big dominant bear coming in. Given your Wyoming tag is there a Grizzly in the area!
    7) It's early-hot here, things will change in 2-3 weeks with temperature, and changing food supply.
    Good luck
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    1) Do they never come in during the day or just when you're hunting?
    2) Step back and reconsider your set up.
    3) What naturals are they feeding on-how far are they coming?
    4) Do you have trail timer-game cam data?
    5) What volume of bait are you leaving-enough to live on? Maybe taper to a smaller amount while you hunt. A coffee can or 2 at times is enough if they are hooked, don't let them gorge and wander off to sleep. Less food will keep it competitive.
    6) How many bear are you feeding? Is there a big dominant bear coming in. Given your Wyoming tag is there a Grizzly in the area!
    7) It's early-hot here, things will change in 2-3 weeks with temperature, and changing food supply.
    Good luck
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    1) got a few daytime pics, very random times. nothing to pattern
    2) Set is good, gots bears off it prior years
    3) Sheep and they are everywhere
    4) have 2 cameras up and lots and lots of pics
    5) bait is 105 mile round trip, been filling the 55 gal. drum up
    6)4 mature bears on the bait, one larger boar ( not BIG by any means, no Grizz
    7)been hot here too.

    Thinking of your Number 5.... will try less bait and less often filling. Might help a lot !
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    Re: bear baiting... night time eaters ? tips ?

    Remembering the wind-last time I was in Wyoming, and wondering what do you anchor your 55 gallon drum with? A joke sort of it's rarely been that bad on my visits.
    If my memory serves you're a fairly successful coyote hunter, when we could bait here, we always knew we had a good setup when coyotes were coming in.
    Sounds like cooler temps, and a little daytime cloud cover is all you need.
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    Re: bear baiting... night time eaters ? tips ?

    it is held with heavy chain to the big spruce tree.

    here is a bear from last year. picture took from shooting position.....


    camera pic

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    Re: bear baiting... night time eaters ? tips ?

    Looking at what ya got if there is any heavy timber close by where they don't have to come out in the open as much I would try placing it there. Also try less food so there's competition and it should help
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    Re: bear baiting... night time eaters ? tips ?

    was empty tonight and I only filled it quarter full or less. Shall see what happens. I had been filling it to the top.

    thanks for the hints !
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