Wisconsin Bear Hunting
Good luck Phelps....
Can't believe nobody is posting after yesterday.
Sat for 5 hours in that rain yesturday. It was miserable and cold but gotta try. Didnt see a bear. Hunting in the catawba area. In the stand now so we will see how today goes. Bait was hit last night but not gone.
We went black berry picking this year and it was tough. Usual spots were sparse and the berries ran small. Interesting to hear that from others. Lot of plants, just not a lot of berries.
Wife and I are going tomorrow. She only can go the first 2 days and then has to work the weekend unfortunately. So we may not be too picky, after this I would only go on weekends. Will see I guess, we have one big one coming right at last light on one bait, if we wait and pass up smaller ones. I'll let her make that call though, she never shot one before. Not sure what this weather change will do.
RC, One of our guests this year. Said he didnt see much either. Lots of raspberries though. Not sure if up here at his place, or southern WI. Friend in northern MN, has seen very little as well. Not sure what is going on around rest of the state. Strangely the baits were very quiet today. Even most of the sows did not hit. They found something. Not sure what. Found two scat piles recently. One had corn, and sunflower seeds in it. Other looked like it hurt coming out!
The bear in the pic is Big Momma. An old hopefully dry sow. I thought she was 2 yrs ago. Having a litter last year. Don't think she will go over 250 dressed. Ill try to post a pic of her last year early. Cubs took a lot out of her. Looked liked a 125lbs early in year. Hopefully we find out. She is coming during daylight now.
I thought it odd that there were no wild berries in my usual places. Sounds like this could be more widespread than what i am seeing.
Steve thats a huge bear 400+ you think?
Folks ready?? Looking to be an crazy year for bear hunting! Guess, just following all of 2020! Never seen anything like this year in my lifetime. Don't know where your hunting. Here though, there are almost no mast crops!! You, name it. There is almost none. Should be full of choke cherries now. NONE AROUND!! Scat we have found. Was either like a huge deer turd. That hurt coming out. Or had corn/bird seed in it. Baits being slammed. Bears we never seen before, Perhaps different in your neck of the woods, Pics are just a couple on hit list this year. Good luck everyone this year.
lot of hunting pages on facebook that have new post daily.
Wow,2 1/2 weeks until bear baiters start and the last post here was 8/8. Its not just bear hunting but all hunting and fishing sites get a lot less posts now. I guess the luster of posting has worn off. or something. I like reading what guys are doing and seeing whatever their outdoor activity is, but I guess its the changing times or something. This is a pic of one of the baits that my buddy and kid will be hunting in Zone B. They have a guide and he has 3 baits going since may. They have been slowing down lately , but still some nice ones on all the baits and at good times.