FR- He has to be staying close to keep everything away. Bomb the bait early with scent. Take it when you leave. Use a towel rag etc, with a small bucket or container. Hang rag full of scent above bucket so any drippings stay off ground. Lots of scent leaves when you do. It will either spook them or bring them in. Anything strong and different. hang a few of them. What ever it takes. Coat hanger and coffer can works good.
Best way to beat a bear is through it's belly. Hard to do when a buffet is laying everywhere!
Can add 2 more days in the numbers and the average remains the same for us. The 9th was a bad day! Only 25% hit. Next day 75%. By far baits near the oak ridges the best right now. DUH, hey. I got one bait that just exploded!!! Been in the same spot for the last 10 or 12 years. In oaks, but always slows. I cant be sure. The chip is so confusing. I think at least 12 bear hit that bait on the 10th. Bear I have never seen before even!!! 2 sows showed out of the blue. A strange boar. At least 3 different sows 1 with 3, and 2 with 2 cubs. Then 3 boars for sure. Might be a 4th sow, and another boar. Got to study it close. Saved the whole chip!! Never have seen so much activity on this bait.
Take a look at these 2 sows! The big one is a bear I have never seen before. That is such a big sow I can't think of a good name! MAZILLA?? The other is your typical 125-140.
[This post was last edited on 9/11/12 at 11:07 PM]