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Idaho Bear Baiting
« on: April 15, 2017, 08:31:34 PM »
Got 2 bait sites put in today.  Wore OUT!  I'll post a few photos tomorrow and then once they start hitting the baits.  Got snowed on while putting in the first bait.
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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 09:01:57 PM »
Awesome, good luck :tup:
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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 09:18:26 PM »
Good luck Fred! Baiting bear is not an easy undertaking. It's probably somewhere along the lines of your hog trips you shared with us. Work, miles, consistency: that can get results.
Bring a GPS!  It's awkward to have to eat your buddies!

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 09:23:39 PM »
 :tup: :tup:
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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 10:40:26 PM »
Stay safe!

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 04:02:22 AM »
sweet,Good luck I sure miss that..

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 11:48:27 AM »
Well?

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 11:58:46 AM »
First bear showed up Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Has eaten very little so far.  None of the other baits have been hit and no tracks or droppings seen anywhere.  I imagine things are about to bust loose.




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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2017, 12:15:41 PM »
Is this normal for them to hole up for so late, or is it just the late spring we're having? I haven't seen any scat yet but I did see a track in April that was only a day old or so.  When they do come out is it like a light switch as far as increased activity?  I've been holding out for better weather and warmer temps w my spring wa tag.  By the sounds of it I haven't missed much.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 12:23:53 PM »
I am assuming things have been slow.  I have talked with two other bear baiters in Idaho and neither had had any activity or seen any sign up to this point.  I know the spot I'm baiting in, two years ago I had 8 bears on the bait within a week, but I didn't start baiting until around the 10th of May.  I'm still finding snow up higher.  The mountains in that area are not greening up very quickly so I think all things combined they are off to a slow start.  This bear has been in 3 days and has barely eaten much more than a butter dish full each time.
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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2017, 12:33:15 PM »
I head over in 3 weeks, should hit it perfect I'm hoping. At first I was bummed it had to be so late, but should be good timing huh

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2017, 01:04:18 PM »
my bait just started getting hit thus last week. been out since the opener. really late year. there's areas im wanting to get into for both baiting and glassing that I cant even get close to yet. I guarantee there's still a bunch of dens up there in some deep snow. be interesting to see what the bears do this year. june should be good...

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2017, 01:11:55 PM »
I head over in 3 weeks, should hit it perfect I'm hoping. At first I was bummed it had to be so late, but should be good timing huh

Probably perfect timing!  Good luck!
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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2017, 01:12:35 PM »
my bait just started getting hit thus last week. been out since the opener. really late year. there's areas im wanting to get into for both baiting and glassing that I cant even get close to yet. I guarantee there's still a bunch of dens up there in some deep snow. be interesting to see what the bears do this year. june should be good...

I bet when they start they really hammer the baits!!
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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2017, 01:28:28 PM »
now that I have one consistently hitting it (so far every night) im bringing up some secret weapon stuff to really start peeking interest. im in a pretty good spot. hoping it gets hoy and heavy here soon. 

 

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