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Favorite bear bait

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What is everyone's favorite bear bait? I am using popcorn for the first time.

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Gummy bears, or any other gummy candy.  They smell (and keep) forever, even after rain.  And bears can't grab a big chunk and run off as easy.  

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popcorns is a good treat. but i would only use it as a treat not a main stay. its nuthing to them. plus rain and dew will take care of it quick. my fave is.dougnuts packed in grease, suplimented by protiens of trail mix, granolas,  oats,.  i hope.u have morentha  just popcorn. good luck

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Yep, I have other goodies to. In the past I have used apples covered with molasses as a filler but these always get eaten last.

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I have used dog food, corn and trails mix. Topped with grease! 

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Last year, the bear I had coming in really like the pink frosting I picked up from lucky 7 bear bait.

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 Ive got a 3 drums of topping, one burnt honey, one peanutbutter, one carmel syrup, I really like grease additive, my fave is green death but now have moved to a new grease additive, roast beef, additive. oh man I like that stuff. I got bout 300lbs of cookies, 300 lbs of trail mix, 300 lbs of oat meal, 12 barrels of doughtnuts coming. and 100 lbs of skittles. oh and a freezer full of little debbies...... cant have enough.

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Bread, trail mix or granola with a grease or frosting poured over it.   I think people look way to much into it.  If the bear are there, they will come.  No need to make it harder than it is. 

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I like pretty much all that is mentioned. We got some cookie dough a couple of years ago that really worked good. The granola and trail mix keep really good in the weather. Next time I hunt I will have to try the roast beef stuff. otherwise I have been using the green death like Boar.

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I prefer a good variety myself, plus its part of the game for me, I enjoy collecting bait, Oh forgot to add, 200 gal. grease. every aspect of bear hunting to me is what drive me towards success.

Yeah let me know JB, Ill show ya where to get it.

 

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I will next time I get a tag. I am tossing around the idea of no quota yet. Since our hunting cabin is in No quota. just would only be able to bait once a week.

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tat can certainly w yot your advantage, less intrusion. can put a barrel and load it for a week at a time.

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As stated above I like a variety. But scraps from the local butcher is a must for me. Did not draw this yr. Keep up the good posts!

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I agree with the butchar scrapes, seems tho I got freezer full of everything else. used that stuff in the past withg great results.

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Checked one of my bait stations from last year, a bear had left a large pile of scat.The bear droppings were stained red and full of seeds from berrys. Hope he hangs around! Boar, took your advice and added 50 pounds of dog food to my bait stash.

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yup dog food is cheap, if ur a small town guy, have cafe's save grease, local feed store, has mollassas., and bushsel of oats cheap. make a sweet feed. water, oats so.e sugar,.let.sit in sun til fermented. lots of cheap ways to get bait. ive been doing it for over 15 yrs. lotsnof connections.  good luck. i have had local nursing home save bacon grease and throw out food so.e do so.e dont, based on weather they want to risk state health stuff. good luck 

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