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Unread 06-28-2012, 12:47 PM
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Honey Burn?

Read about this on another site and was wondering if any of you had tried it:

In my opinion the honey burn is probably one of the most effective ways to attract bears to your bait. This is a very productive tactic as you can get a sweet odor that travels with the wind and produces a resultant of what I like to call “a good humm on the bait”. The smoke produced from the mixture I use actually operates in somewhat of a steamy consistency, actually allowing the vapor to “stick” to the surrounding vegetation. I usually do this while i am setting up the bait. The reason being is that if i am sitting at a bait, I probably have already had a bear hit it. Trust me if he knows where he got some food before he will be back, huney burn or not so burning while you are there is not really necessary. The key to bear hunting is to get them to the bait, and honey burns at the beginning will do that.

My Mixture:

1 Liter of Honey
2 Cups of CHUNKY peanut butter
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 small bottle of Vanilla Extract
2 Cups of Milk…..just to make the concoction more viscous

I pack a kerosene Coleman stove but I am certain that any fueled burner apparatus will work just fine. To protect my stove I like to put my coffee can on top of a 12x24 baking pan ( ask your wife before you steal hers…… bad news if you don’t….trust me ) as the mixture will actually boil over on occasion. There is no rocket science involved in this operation so just let the thing plume out smoke until the can is burned out. Personally I wear my hunting clothes when doing this so they get permeated with the honey smoke and overpowers my human scent for the most part.

***** IMPORTANT NOTE *****

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR STOVE UNATTENDED !!!!!!! We don’t want any forest fires happening so keep a close eye on your operation. I usually find an area where I can clear away some vegetation to expose enough dirt to significantly reduce the chance of catching something on fire.
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Unread 07-10-2012, 08:40 PM
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Unread 07-11-2012, 08:48 PM
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Re: Honey Burn?

Just my one cent imput
I tried this stuff to great length and variaty over the last two years
Honey, bear crack, bacon ect and can not really say any of it made them come running in
Allways had bears at the site but never saw the dramatic affects this stuff is claimed to produce
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Unread 07-14-2012, 07:23 AM
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Re: Honey Burn?

I have tried this as well.

I had great results. I found that it worked great for a cover scent.
Another method is to use a pint of maple sarup.

For a burner, i used a gel can burner, dug a hole for it, then propped up the can of honey/sarup over the burner!

Works excellent!

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Unread 07-20-2012, 11:04 PM
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Re: Honey Burn?

Propane torch ........soup can on a coat hanger and some honey. Fast and effective here in Maine!

Don't do a bacon burn..you are just teaching bears to seek out camp fires!!
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