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Advice on running a bear bait stations
I've drawn a bear tag for this year and will be setting up some baiting stations when the season opens.

Since this is my first time I would appreciate and tips or advice on things that will help with the hunt.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: [a_bow_nut] Advice on running a bear bait stations In reply to
I have not drawn that tag but i have run across a couple station, tree stand for sure, they piled logs to make an opening that the bear had to come around to enter the station giving the perfect 1/4 away shot, I've heard pastries is the best bait, expect the bear to check out your stand, I would set it up as soon as possible with out the bait, don't forget to GPS it, I think you have to tell the local CO where they are.
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When I was living and hunting in Colorado many years ago the bear hunters would lead a worthless old horse up to where they wanted a bait station and shoot it. Or sometimes they would use old sheep. Not sure about the legalities or current ethical considerations now. And I second the use of pastries, the sweeter the better. Good luck. It sounds like a lot of fun.

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When we hunted Oregon years ago a couple of the guys we meet hunted bears over bait stations, they would connect with a local bakery and get the day old donuts or apples. They would set up a couple of stations before the season and then check them to see which ones were getting hit and then focus on keeping those stocked with bait until they tagged out
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I will chime in with the sweet stuff, along with pouring molasas or some type of syrup over it.

I would contact some of your local 7-11 and maverick stores. See if they have any old donuts or even a local krispy creme and see what they are doing with old leftovers.


I would also look on YouTube. A guy can usually always find some good reads and ideas on there.

Good luck. Looking forward to some trail cam pics and a trophy pic later.


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Re: [a_bow_nut] Advice on running a bear bait stations In reply to
We would also get old fry oil from fast food joints. Pour this around the station then they would walk in it and leave a nice scent trail through the woods for other bears to follow back to the stand
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An old friend of mine that hunted up around Manitoba swore by bacon. Said he would cook the bacon at the station and leave it.







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Congrats, good luck to you.


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Re: [a_bow_nut] Advice on running a bear bait stations In reply to
Thanks for the replies everybody.

In the process of getting the equipment ready and have selected the two areas to set up in. Waiting for the snow to melt so I can get in and find some good locations to build the stations.
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