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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #75 on: May 19, 2017, 08:04:04 PM »
It is, nothing yet tonight.  Fingers crossed.  I have a friend from Virginia who flew in for three nights, hoping to help him get his first bear this weekend.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #76 on: May 19, 2017, 08:54:52 PM »
wow looks like you got a good spot  the  pic of the one standing facing away from barrel looks pretty nice

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #77 on: May 19, 2017, 09:06:23 PM »
 :tup: keep him on the bait.
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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #78 on: May 20, 2017, 06:41:44 AM »
Good luck bud! Looking forward to your success
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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #79 on: May 20, 2017, 07:56:28 PM »
How much time is left in the season?

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #80 on: May 21, 2017, 09:51:31 AM »
How much time is left in the season?

In this area June 15th.  Other areas June 30th and even a couple of areas until July 31st.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #81 on: May 21, 2017, 09:53:06 AM »
My friend who is visiting missed a color phase bear last night with his 30.06.  It busted him as he was slowly standing up, he took an off hand shot at 50 yards going through the trees, clean miss.  I managed to kill a nice longbeard yesterday.  Really fun hunt.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #82 on: May 21, 2017, 11:13:00 AM »
Lots of action for you guys.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #83 on: May 21, 2017, 08:39:12 PM »
You working the damage area at all? I was thinking of going over and plowing another bear.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #84 on: May 22, 2017, 07:07:49 AM »
You working the damage area at all? I was thinking of going over and plowing another bear.

Not sure where that is?

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #85 on: May 22, 2017, 07:11:19 AM »
So my friend from Virginia smacked a really nice color phase bear last night at 7pm.  Says it rolled a couple of times and was off over a hill.  Not a speck of blood.  Searched some nasty steep stuff for a little over 2 hours and did not find anything.   :(  He flies out today.  He had shots at two nice color phased bears and is going home empty handed.  My turn on the baits now.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #86 on: May 22, 2017, 07:28:31 AM »
Dang!!  Sorry man. Would a dog help?

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #87 on: May 22, 2017, 09:59:05 AM »
Dang!!  Sorry man. Would a dog help?

I'm fairly certain it was a miss, might have kicked up rocks or something to make it roll, but we never found anything, now a speck of blood and he was able to see exactly where he ran off through...nothing, but thanks for the offer.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #88 on: May 22, 2017, 10:10:24 AM »
I'd really like to get a crack at this bear!








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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #89 on: May 22, 2017, 10:11:37 AM »
Pretty sure this is the bear my friend missed yesterday.




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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #90 on: May 22, 2017, 12:39:25 PM »
Glad you got the bear back on camera. I've been in those shoes and getting a pic really eases the mind.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #91 on: May 22, 2017, 12:59:33 PM »
You working the damage area at all? I was thinking of going over and plowing another bear.

Not sure where that is?

Pretty much everything from moon pass south and from the border to the river.....plus or minus. It's the chep tag area.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #92 on: May 22, 2017, 09:58:26 PM »
You working the damage area at all? I was thinking of going over and plowing another bear.

Not sure where that is?

Pretty much everything from moon pass south and from the border to the river.....plus or minus. It's the chep tag area.

Yes I've had a bait out there for 9 days, so far no action.  I have baited this spot 2 times before and it seems to take 10 to 14 days to finally get a hit and then the action seems to be non-stop.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #93 on: May 29, 2017, 05:52:28 AM »
How's the hunt going
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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #94 on: May 29, 2017, 06:46:43 AM »
It's been a bunch of fun.  I have passed on three bears so far.  Being a little picky.  Thinking I may change up the routine next weekend.  I have a huge boar coming in, but only at night, however every once in a while he swings by the bait from 5ish and grabs a snack, so I may try and slip in and be on the stand by 4.  Wind has been out of the absolute worst direction for all three of my bait locations​ the past couple of days.  I have had some really nice color phase bears this year, but nothing over 150ish.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #95 on: May 30, 2017, 08:49:20 AM »
Think I might be done for the spring, huge change in bear hides the past three days.  Almost all the bears coming into the bait have lost a LOT of hair.  :(

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #96 on: May 30, 2017, 09:40:51 AM »
NOOOOOOO!!!!
I don't go for another 2 week

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #97 on: May 30, 2017, 10:04:15 AM »
Think I might be done for the spring, huge change in bear hides the past three days.  Almost all the bears coming into the bait have lost a LOT of hair.  :(

It got hot in a hurry. 
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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #98 on: May 30, 2017, 10:07:12 AM »
NOOOOOOO!!!!
I don't go for another 2 week

Not all of them, just a bunch of them.  I had 3 new bears show up last night, a nice sow with 2 red cinnamon cubs.  Hopefully where you are baiting they are still good to go.

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Re: Idaho Bear Baiting
« Reply #99 on: May 30, 2017, 12:27:04 PM »
You're one hard hunting son of a gun.  Sounds like you had a blast and I'm sure learned a lot.

 

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