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Bear bait question
« on: February 03, 2017, 12:54:38 PM »
I went to ID last year to bear hunt, and did well. This year my dad will be going with. How close can another bait be established from another bait?

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Re: Bear bait question
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 07:44:11 PM »
If they are too close together you will be competing between them. Bears will travel a long ways. Last year we had a bear hit all 3 of our baits in one day. Almost a mile as the crow flys between them.

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Re: Bear bait question
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017, 07:51:08 PM »
We could bait back in Wisconsin when I had a tag and we kept them at least a mile apart.
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Re: Bear bait question
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 08:09:27 PM »
pretty sure a bear can cover a mile, even "as the crow flies", in less than 30 minutes...for a free, guaranteed meal that would be nothing for them

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Re: Bear bait question
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 06:11:44 AM »
I was thinking around a mile. Can't remember who said it, but I was thinking a guid on some kind of hunting movie said a mile. Just seems kinda close

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Re: Bear bait question
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 01:23:39 PM »
Nothing for distance between in the regs for Idaho. https://idfg.idaho.gov/sites/default/files/seasons-rules-big-game-bear_2015-2016.pdf

Whatever you want I guess just not within 200 feet of waterways or 200 yards of a roadway.

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Re: Bear bait question
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2017, 12:06:51 PM »
You should be fine at a mile but it also depends on the terrain. I have had two baits much closer but in different drainages that were not being hit by the same bears. As mentioned you just want to make sure you are not feeding the same bears at two different spots. Makes timing the hunt harder and is a huge waste of time and bait.   

 

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