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3/24/08 @ 8:41 PM
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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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9/17/20 @ 8:44 PM
big mac
MEMBER since 2/19/02

Come on bear hunters! We need stories & successful hunt details & pictures!

Big Mac 

9/17/20 @ 7:12 AM
gotacarp
User since 2/2/10

i shot mine with a ML went 15 yards. my father in law shot his with a ML it did 2 back flips and done. so i can say they work just fine.

9/16/20 @ 2:23 PM
lakeshiner
lakeshiner
User since 7/20/09

Nice job on the bear phelps!

I agree with what others said, ML is fine.  Guys use a shotgun, basically the same thing.  They are just big raccoons, make a good shot.

Wife and I hunted the first 2 days at a bait that only had 1 big bear.  So sort of a go big or go home situation.  The first day in the crappy weather I for sure heard something circling us.  It got downwind and then I heard it no more.  Next day was dead, thinking we boogered it on the first day.

My dad is helping us out now and just pulled the card at our other spot.  Of course had a nice bear there at 6PM on opener.  Figures LOL.  We have not baited since last Thursday, but he still showed up on 9/14 and 9/15 during the day to check it.  Should be baited now for us to hunt Friday and Saturday.  Will see if he keeps coming in.

This season is kind of messed up because my wife had to work the first weekend. Only have a handful of days we can even do it.  Not a normal bear season for us for sure, but makes it more interesting I guess.



9/14/20 @ 9:12 PM
LUVtheOTDRS
LUVtheOTDRS
User since 11/15/06

Ditto the response below. ML works just fine. Personally seen a few bear succumb to a CVA!

9/13/20 @ 5:44 PM
cwhunter
User since 9/8/15

I say that a muzzle loader would be just fine. 

9/13/20 @ 5:21 PM
gobbler
MEMBER since 6/30/01

What's your thoughts on muzzleloader use, spoke with someone and they would never recommend using one. Just punched hole through no expansion at short range, plug up too easily,Thoughts ? 50 cal.

9/12/20 @ 12:16 PM
ihookem
ihookem
User since 11/29/01

Bohunting guy, you are right. I have seen many "300's" that were half that/


9/12/20 @ 9:54 AM
Tim_T
User since 6/17/11

Ditto, Phelps. That is a nice bear. Enjoy the meat and the mount.

Tim

9/11/20 @ 8:24 AM
Bowhunting Guy
User since 5/22/18

Nice work Phelps, nothing wrong with a 175 pounder. In fact most of the “300 pounders” that people see actually are 175 pounds. Enjoy your bear meat. It’s delicious. 

9/11/20 @ 6:39 AM
Goosecaller
MEMBER since 7/21/01

Congrats Phelps... Sounds like a nice bear.


Can't wait to hear more about that Forest County monster...

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