Bear Scent & Lure

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by YOTEBOY, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. YOTEBOY

    YOTEBOY Member

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    Here's a question for you serious bear hunters out there: What lures & scents have you had your best success with? I'm not talking one or two bears, but 5 or more and year after year consistant results?
     
  2. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    Jelly donuts!!!
     

  3. BENNYBOOBOO

    BENNYBOOBOO Well-Known Member

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    Good question. I live in Washington state and here it is not legal to bait bear or cougar, although scents are a different story I believe.

    Don't think honey-burns are legal either.

    Any scents, not baits, that work well out there?

    EH
     
  4. learning

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    I don't know how to spell it but the stuff that they put in propane to make it smell works pretty good. Ether macaptain???? Something like that anyway.
     
  5. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Sun ripened and aged beaver castors........

    Nothing more effective other than a female bear in heat.


    Nat Lambeth
     
  6. Bearhyde

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    We use anise (the confectioners scent added to black licorice).
    It's available in liquid form that works well in a squirt bottle.
    Also liquid smoke.
    Another trick is to pull a can of bacon grease up a tree and tip it over so it runs down the tree trunk.
    All of these scents linger in the air for a while.
    If there's a bear within a mile or so (and he doesn't smell you) he'll come around.
     
  7. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Bacon grease burn or poping corn works very good too.

    Lots of sent in the air..

    Smells better than ripened Beaver castors.

    Nat
     
  8. BCID

    BCID Well-Known Member

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    in a no bait area it may be considered bait but doughnut fryer grease has worked year after year here, pour it on a stump light it up let it burn a bit and put it out.
     
  9. RandyR

    RandyR Well-Known Member

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    I used a bacon grease scented "Bear Bomb" last year one night and had 4 come in. The boar I shot walked right up to it.
     
  10. BCID

    BCID Well-Known Member

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    I wish the damn huckleberry's would die off so the bears would pay more attention to my bait!
     
  11. Billy

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    Beaver or beaver castor second to none,Not always the biggest bears but shooters,This is used in conjunction with oats ,molasses and some candy.