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3/24/08 @ 7:41 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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6/19/21 @ 6:11 PM
DoorTayOutdoors
USER SINCE 3/7/07

I’m guessing 500 pound range

6/17/21 @ 1:47 PM
lakeshiner
lakeshiner
USER SINCE 7/20/09

Dry out your bakery and it won't get moldy.  I'm able to keep it from year to year with no issues.  I just lay it out in the driveway on a tarp during hot, sunny days.  Not a huge fan of breads because it gets funny if it rains, but its a good budget bait.

6/17/21 @ 12:06 PM
Myboyz
Myboyz
USER SINCE 12/27/16

Why not bait in both areas.  I prefer to bait close to the swamp in my area.  I do not use bakery and rolls and that stuff.  It grows fuzz way too fast.  Oats in molasses and trail mix and some candies like circus peanuts but no chocolate.  All that works pretty darn good.  Yes bait near the swamp but try two areas and see which gets hit in a predictable manner.  

6/17/21 @ 7:48 AM
hockeyguy39
USER SINCE 8/24/07

Very unfortunate. Make you wonder what the vehicle looks like.

Only bear I've seen in Wisconsin was a dead one on the side of 53 just south of Superior a few years ago. For as much time as I spend outside, I find it hard to believe I haven't seen a live one yet. Had one run through the resort area Memorial Day weekend 2020 but missed it by a minute. I'm kind of getting frustrated lol. Even my daughter saw two last weekend while up in Marinette County!

6/16/21 @ 6:26 PM
Usuallyskunked
USER SINCE 3/19/20

damn  hate to see bear hit by vehicles 

Highway 29 Abottsford exit

3/31/21 @ 6:26 PM
Steve White
USER SINCE 3/17/04

I hookem,  Like me.  You need to worry about the wolves. Far more than the hounds.   Seeing how the population has exploded in my more populated area. I cannot even imagine what is going on around your cabin.  I wont even hunt my bird dogs in my own back yard any more.

3/29/21 @ 6:08 AM
ihookem
ihookem
USER SINCE 11/29/01

I passed on this year cause I only bait and dont want the  dogs first . I also think the earlier season is better , unless its real hot.

3/28/21 @ 10:03 AM
RainbowRunner
RainbowRunner
USER SINCE 5/31/02

Looking forward to hunting with you Steve.

Thanks to the guys at Lake-Link that got us hooked up.

3/28/21 @ 7:31 AM
big mac
MEMBER SINCE 2/19/02

Welcome back Steve!

Many of us enjoy your advice,  expertise , and stories. 

Have a safe & successful season,  hunters!

Big Mac 

3/27/21 @ 7:23 AM
Steve White
USER SINCE 3/17/04

Not checked this page much in awhile.  Surprised there is not as much excitement yet. 

It is bittersweet though for us.  Exciting we will be able to start baiting on April 15th. For the first time in close to a decade.  Snow is mostly gone here already. Bear are already out to a degree. So most should be plug free by then. So no rotten bait waiting for them.  I'm sure wont be able to get to all baits right away. Until everything dries up. Some are better than none.  

Bad part is compared to last several years. A full month of baiting ahead of them. So more bait, more time, more work, more money.  Suppose things could be much worse.

Writing this, it really just hit me!  Only 18 days to go, WOW!!!

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