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    Looking for some insight on bear hunting.

    i normally archery hunt for deer on the ground or tree stand. Interested in bear hunting, but not sure about baiting.

    Are there any hunters that stock bears or just setup on area.

    i don't have the time to setup baits and replenish baits for weeks prior to hunting.

    Will use a rifle.

    thanks

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    No,you don't need to set up bait stands. In some states and provinces,baiting is illegal making spot-and-stalk and still hunting the only viable method. The huge plus about baiting is being able to check the sex of the Bear before taking it and doing the utmost to ensure a female doesn't have cubs with her,although,if you want to start a very fierce debate among hunters and trappers,just say that at a social gathering or even on this forum. It's a very contentious issue guaranteed to enflame passions on both sides. Although I'm not as active with Bear hunting as others,I've taken a couple while Moose and Deer hunting when there wasn't a bait station in sight,so,to my mind,it's quite doable. Once you find an area where Bears are active,walk trails/roads and look for sign.
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    Most likely I will not be getting a moose tag,I think I might also pick up a bear tag and see what happens!

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    Baiting bear helps. I know they spot and stock them in BC but in Ontario the best chance getting a bear is baiting. They live and breath with their stomachs in the fall. We baited last year and three hunters all tagged bears. Baiting works..If I can convince my buddy to hunt bears we will be baiting . Plus baiting and checking cams to me was better than pulling the trigger. As my buddy says all part of the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerman View Post
    Looking for some insight on bear hunting.

    i normally archery hunt for deer on the ground or tree stand. Interested in bear hunting, but not sure about baiting.

    Are there any hunters that stock bears or just setup on area.

    i don't have the time to setup baits and replenish baits for weeks prior to hunting.

    Will use a rifle.

    thanks
    you will be wasting your time and money with your way you have in mind




    Last edited by COYHUNTER; May 13th, 2015 at 07:12 PM.
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    sure it can be done, as others mentioned it can be very hard... bears have good senses, and more ofton than not take off before you get close...

    but if you can find a good blueberry patch, or logging clearcuts where you can see a long ways you will up your chances!
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    id rather be lost in the woods, than found in the city!


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    dont become the bait yourself......watch the wind........bears are better than coyotes
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    Just an aside not to jack the thread,but,has anyone noticed the Black Bear attack fataliies this past week? One was a camper in B.C. the other a child in Manitba...two in four days. You can never trust one of those things. Watch behind you.
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    SPOT AND STALK in the SPRING isn't a waste of time, its quite successful!!!

    When we had a spring hunt, we would do a spot and stalk. What we did was find an old logging road. One not used anymore. Find an area where it has a clay base soil. Clay base soil is where clover and grasses grow.

    We would walk nice and slow down these trails and catch bears grazing on the clover that grows the whole length of the road. Ant hills and old logs (grubs) along these trails will keep bears busy while your stalking closer. We had a lot of fun hunting with spot and stalk.

    Also you can find a power line that goes into the wilderness from between communities. Large bears will be grazing along these line. Proof of this is when you look at the hydro poles and see every pole chewed or clawed.

    Have fun and good luck!!
    Last edited by chris lavoie; May 13th, 2015 at 09:54 PM.

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    Thanks for the replies

    Some great advice.

    This will be the fall hunt, planing for next year.

    maybe I will just camp crown land and not hang my food during the day and see what comes in. ��

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