Just curious what some of you use for getting your bait in. Horses, ATV pickup...legs etc.. I would like to see some pics of your setups and also your bait sites.. not looking for your secrets, just curious what others are doing. I have posted pics of my bait set up before but this year ill take some pics of start to finish.
" Real elk guns start with the number 3 or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - My Dad
Pardon my ignorance, couldn't you just catch some fish? I know as much about bear hunting as I know about quantum mechanics which isn't much. When I went camping in Northern Arizona as a kid if you didn't keep you camp site well police you would have bears. seems some fish gut hung from a tree about six feet up would bring the bears in.
"Let glorious acts more glorious acts inspire,
And catch from breast to breast the noble fire!
On valour's side the odds of combat lie,
The brave live glorious, or lamented die;" - Iliad, Book V
Joe, the fish odor will attract them, but in my experience it takes a little more food to keep them coming back. I use a 2-wheel game cart or carry it in on my back, depending on the terrain and location of the bait site. The cart can carry a large bucket or 2, plus 3 feed sacks of goodies, and I can pull it alone most of the time. Once the site gets going, I normally backpack in a couple sacks of bait at a time to keep them fed.
In Ak we didnt have to go far off road.We used baked goods,or surplus treats out dated from like eddies bread.They love the sweets.This was unwrapped and trash compacted.This makes a nice compact load and in heavy back strapped to pack frame.We would bring a whole enclosed trailer up full.Would last 3wks for 3 guys w/2 baits each.
I use a 55 gal. drum with a six in hole cut in the lid. I took 5/16 rod and bent it around a pipe and welded it on top of the lid the same diameter as the hole. that way, the bear doesn't rub hair off from repeated feedings. I chain barrel to tree and allow it to pivot side to side and not tip all the way over. I place the barrel so I get a good broadside shot.
Will find more pics and take better ones this year too.
We use a 55gal barrel like previous poster. I've also decided popcorn is great. Its light you can carry a lot at a time its cheap and covered in say honey or something sweet bears seem to love it. We also use sweets, meat scraps and dog food.
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"