Spring bait is out *Another Bear down *

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by Tikkamike, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Well yesterday me, my dad and Tom (Magnumitis on here) loaded up a couple of his horses and a game cart and packed in a couple of our bear baits. the day didn't exactly go as planned. It is only about 2 miles in from the locked gate but the cart slowed us down a little and contributed to the overall exhaustion by the time we got up there.. My dad was feeling sick and the cold air and/or elevation was making it worse so when we got to the top he turned around and went back to the truck.
    We had a big load and were having a hard time getting it all to stay on the horse the correct way so we unloaded it all and reloaded my barrel and feed because we knew where it was going already. by then we were so tired we decided to just set toms bait up in the trees to get the bears coming into the area and we will move it later once the gate opens and we can drive the ATV's in there. We took a few pics but not a ton as we didn't have time to do everything we wanted but here is What I took.
    I changed things with my barrel a little instead of chaining it top and bottom to the tree i only chained the top and suspended it about 6-10" above ground. It will be interesting to see how the bears respond to having to chase the barrel around.

    Some of my feed, barrel and honey loaded up at the house
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    Pete ready to go help put the bait out
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    Horses loaded and ready to go
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    Horses are loaded down, game cart is packed and ready to start the 2 mile uphill hike
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    Tom pouring bait in my barrel
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    Me pouring some bait in
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    And how it sits right now (except the lid is closed) and the scent is hanging up in the tree. Notice all of the snow still on the north facing slope, We will be shooting either from across the canyon or in the bottom like last year.
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    Once we get up and get toms bait in its new permanent location ill update with more pics. And ill try to get some from across the canyon looking at the baits.
     
  2. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    Re: Spring bait is out

    I took my wife's nice camera and didn't take a single picture but managed to snap one with my cell phone on the walk out.

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    Hopefully them bears get their fill of cob soon!
     

  3. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Re: Spring bait is out

    What kind of cart are you using? I've been looking at them, can't decide to modify one of the better strollers, or golf carts, or buy one.
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Re: Spring bait is out

    Its a cabelas brand, not sure which one I'll see if incan figure it out. This was the maiden voyage for it. We had about 100lbs on it and it pulls easily and the big wheels do well on the rough trials. Its not as easy as a 4 wheeler bit i waS impresses overall. With 2 people its very easy to pull... with 1 its still not bad even uphill.
     
  5. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Spring bait is out

    You are going to have to shoot one bigger than last years. Vegas Steve was not impressed little man.
     
  6. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Re: Spring bait is out

    Haha
     
  7. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    I disagree. It was pretty terrible.
     
  8. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Re: Spring bait is out

    Sorry I'll rephrase it.. "for grown people its not bad" I'd pull that thing 3 miles before I packed 100 lbs 1 mile
     
  9. Magnumitis

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    I'm not gonna argue with you. I'll just bring a stopwatch and video camera next time we go.
     
  10. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    So I'm pulling a cart with 100 lbs and Ur packing 100 lbs on Ur back? Haha OK game on
     
  11. midwesthunter

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    Looks like you guys are getting set for another great bear hopefully
     
  12. HARPERC

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    Just keep remembering you're from hardy pioneer stock that pushed/pulled carts all the way from Missouri. :D
     
  13. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Once the gate is open I'm abandoning the cart and going in via Honda Foreman! Haha
     
  14. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Spring bait is out

    Did you see any deer, elk, or moose on your trip up in there to put the bait out? Also, about what elevation is your baitsite?