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Anyone collecting any bait? I have been stockpiling used fryer oil and anything else I can find.

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I collect year round. 

So disappointed in the number of permits though.  I get a little discouraged when I see so many bears.  I'll have to apply again for extra permit.

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I may try smoked rough fish on my bait this year. Anyone tried smoke fish on the bait pile?

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I made a run to lucky 7 bait today. They had a great selection and are great people to deal with! I picked up some blue raspberry frosting, hoping the bears can't stay away! I also popped some popcorn to use as filler.

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If a guy doesn't mind driving a bit, finding free bait can be easy by getting out of bear country.  When I had a tag 5-6 years ago, I got 100 gallons of used grease for free from a dairy queen in Grand Forks.  I also got to know and got in good with the local bread store and most of the time I was first in line to get the stale/expired breads and pastries.  

When I asked the dairy queen about the grease, they looked at me like I was crazy!

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At lucky 7 they had some cheap buckets of cherry slurry. I thought what the heck. I have a bag of instant oatmeal and bulk sugar from last year. I mixed some together and it makes a nice sweet paste. The wife walked into the garage and said that smells like a tasty treat. I hope the bears think the same when baiting starts!

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I've done it both ways.  Get your own or go to lucky 7 bait.  Both are good ways.  Last year though I went to lucky 7, dropped $100 and was done collecting bait in 5 mins.  Didn't have to worry about mold, freezing stuff, driving around on Tuesday and Friday when they trash the bread, etc.   I save all my oil from fish frys.  Pretty slick....

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We raided the candy factory in town when it closed.  Ended up with like a dozen barrels of gummy bears, not to mention barrels of flavoring and other ingredients.  Pretty set for the sweet stuff for a while!

 

We dropped off a 55gal drum of gummy worms, bunch of boxes of circus peanuts, granola, cookie dough, and strawberry glaze.  The guy who baits for us has been seeing a ton of bears, and no one else in the surrounding area seems to have gotten a permit.  

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