Wisconsin Bear Hunting

3/24/08 @ 8:41 PM
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BearHillSportsman
BearHillSportsman
USER since 12/27/07
i got a tag this year for bear hunting and i amm looking for some advice. i am wondering wear i should bait on my land. the last 2 years i have had a friend and a family member hunt the same stand and both have seen bear and got them on the trail camera at the same stand. my dad thinks that i should hunt on the other side of the land which is across a fairly messy swamp. do bears really travel that far and through that much just to get food. any advice is greatly appreciated. thanks. notice the screen name. that is literally the spot that the bear have been seen and that is not a joke. the spot is called bearhill and that is the name of the road we r closest to.

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9/20/18 @ 8:23 PM
One shot one kill
One shot one kill
MEMBER since 8/12/02

Hi Steve

I found a damage permit in the area .  Can it just be handed to me or would I still have to go through the permit drawing ?   I would not think so  ? How could a farmer plan that many years ahead ?

Thanks 

OSOK 

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9/20/18 @ 5:31 PM
Steve White
Steve White
USER since 3/17/04

Yes acorns, and all mast crops will pull bear. Which is what is the biggest problem in zone c with corn!!  The reason only a few come back is hibernation.  Even if it is what we think is warm. Mother nature says its nap time. Weather like we have now. Rain, and cool temps scares me.  This is going to make the mushrooms pop.  Which some are used along with grasses to help form the plug. Once they start forming that plug its over.

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9/20/18 @ 5:03 PM
classicrtv10
classicrtv10
USER since 1/10/08

Thank's Steve for the info on the rain.That's kinda what i thought. Season is to short to be sitting in the house waiting for the rain to stop.Also i hear people say cut back on how much bait to put out when season starts what do you suggest and do acorn's really pull the bears of the bait?I have number's of bears eating my bait at all different times threw out the day untill season starts then they vanish for a couple weeks but then only a couple come back.Thanks for the great info if i ever get a tag for A i will give you a call.


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9/20/18 @ 4:18 PM
Steve White
Steve White
USER since 3/17/04

Classic- Yes they will at times. Perhaps not the safest thing to do in the rain if sitting. Can make tracking a real nightmare.

I made the mistake of not going out back in 2010 when my daughter had her tag. We wanted to get after Bowtie, or Blackie. 2 monster bear pushing 500lbs, or more. We got 7" of rain in 24hrs.  I decided not to go out that morning. Both of those bears hit the same bait an hour apart. I would have had a 1hr old track to work with. Now I dont care if tornados are swirling in a blizzard. I load up!!

One shot- Yes it varies greatly. This year it took 8 in A, 11 in B, 1 in C, 5 in D. Yes crop damage is a possibility.  However if those types of tags are issued. They go to the farmer. Got to know someone to get one of those tags!!

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9/20/18 @ 3:33 PM
One shot one kill
One shot one kill
MEMBER since 8/12/02

Does it take a greater amount of points for the different zones  ? And if you are willing to go after crop damage bears does that help at all ?   Enough of assorted bee hives have been getting hit that I know of in central Wisconsin  .

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9/20/18 @ 12:00 PM
classicrtv10
classicrtv10
USER since 1/10/08

Hi Steve hope you don't mind me asking but do bear's move in the rain?

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9/19/18 @ 4:53 PM
classicrtv10
classicrtv10
USER since 1/10/08

Steve i would like to say there are ton's of unappreciative people in the world and i believe they need to get jacked up.You did the right thing by not naming the jerk and I totally know were you are coming from. So keep up the great post's i need all the bear tips i can get.

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9/19/18 @ 5:37 AM
Steve White
Steve White
USER since 3/17/04

Im guessing all you that are now spouting off at what I bill my labor out at. Have never hired a plumber, electrician, general contractor. Or even taken a vehicle in for repair. Don't pay for your passion, or hobbies.  Must be great to live like that. Hell, I pay even more to cat hunt. Only take 2 people out a year. But chase them around over 100 days a year.

Enough of biting into your negativity.  I got dogs to load, and bears to chase. After which will put 2 hunters on stand. Then while waiting for them to shoot. Will be on 2 different job sites. Got 8 that need to be done yet this month. Which is 2 months of work for me. Guess that is why I have had  to hire 3 people now this month. The lowest paid has zero job skills, and is getting paid $15 an hour!!

Here is something for you to enjoy. A bear that wont be shot this year!!

https://youtu.be/mq4smvEB6F4


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9/18/18 @ 9:00 PM
Wicasa
Wicasa
USER since 11/11/15

$75/hr = about $150,000/yr 

just sayin’

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9/18/18 @ 4:05 PM
ihookem
ihookem
USER since 11/29/01
Steve, if you are spending 23K to make 12K, you need to change your business tactics or get out of the business especially if you can go out and make $75 per hour doing something else. There is a saying out there about new businesses , if you are not making money after a few years, it's a hobby.

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