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Unread 01-20-2013, 11:37 PM
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Packing in bear bait

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.
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    Unread 01-21-2013, 10:08 AM
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    Re: Packing in bear bait

    We use a ATV and then legs once we get as far as the road will take us.
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    Unread 01-22-2013, 08:53 PM
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    Re: Packing in bear bait

    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.
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    Re: Packing in bear bait

    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.
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    Re: Packing in bear bait

    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.
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    Unread 01-27-2013, 10:48 AM
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    Re: Packing in bear bait

    use....

    truck, then ATV, then my legs.

    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.









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    Unread 01-27-2013, 10:56 AM
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    Re: Packing in bear bait

    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.
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