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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2018, 07:50:52 PM »
Ill be getting bait out this weekend myself. There already cruising around. Going to be a great spring

Good luck!!  How's the snow levels look in your area?

It actually snowed today but it will be gone by tomorrow afternoon. I should be just below the main snow line up where were im at

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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2018, 08:20:39 PM »
If you need any help humping in some bait let me know.  :tup:

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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2018, 08:28:28 PM »
Best of luck
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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2018, 09:59:13 AM »
Thanks for taking us along for the ride.  Good luck Machias
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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2018, 12:19:42 PM »
If you need any help humping in some bait let me know.  :tup:

:)
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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2018, 09:49:30 PM »
Good luck.
We hope to start in a couple weeks also.

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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2018, 08:12:40 AM »
checked out my bait Wednesday night, nothing hitting it yet. going up tonight to make plans for the weekend. the warm weather coming in should get stuff going soon I hope.

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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2018, 11:37:59 AM »
This will be good because it looks like my Idaho hunt is falling apart. Flaky hunting partner so I guess I'll have to live through you
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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2018, 12:10:29 PM »
I'm going to put my first two baits out tomorrow.  Last year I rushed out and put in 2 baits on the 15th and then sat for what seemed like forever before I got any real activity.  I decided this year to wait a bit, but man the last couple of days have been killing me!  THIS is where my cellular trail camera really shines.  I can put my bait out and then wait to see when it gets hit.  I don't have to keep running over and checking to see if it's had any activity.
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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2018, 12:26:56 PM »
I'm going to put my first two baits out tomorrow.  Last year I rushed out and put in 2 baits on the 15th and then sat for what seemed like forever before I got any real activity.  I decided this year to wait a bit, but man the last couple of days have been killing me!  THIS is where my cellular trail camera really shines.  I can put my bait out and then wait to see when it gets hit.  I don't have to keep running over and checking to see if it's had any activity.

wouldn't you rather look at the hills over a screen though? for me half the fun is all the time spent out there doing the work. to each his own. I beat the cellular trail cam thing to death already.

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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2018, 01:18:06 PM »
seems like we usually start getting our baits hit first of may.. Mid may they are usually getting hammered although  one year I had one hit like on April 16th he died shortly after :chuckle:. He must have went to sleep right next to my bait pile! I am going to experiment with the cell cam this year. Most of our sites have no coverage right at the bait.  I have the Spartan through Verizon not sure how many different ones there is. Did you make boxes for yours or do they have locking ones you can buy? I think one has a gps tracker or something but mine does not.

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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2018, 01:24:55 PM »
I took a picture of a very small bear about 3 weeks ago so they are out. I just don't think most are ready for the hard stuff when it comes to food till they clean out a little which seems to be more towards end of the month. Before someone asks I wont post the bear picture I got burned on posting some stuff so most pictures I post will be from my shop or yard and if I see someone creeping around my place I will know who's arse to kick ha ha 

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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2018, 03:50:42 PM »
I'm going to put my first two baits out tomorrow.  Last year I rushed out and put in 2 baits on the 15th and then sat for what seemed like forever before I got any real activity.  I decided this year to wait a bit, but man the last couple of days have been killing me!  THIS is where my cellular trail camera really shines.  I can put my bait out and then wait to see when it gets hit.  I don't have to keep running over and checking to see if it's had any activity.

wouldn't you rather look at the hills over a screen though? for me half the fun is all the time spent out there doing the work. to each his own. I beat the cellular trail cam thing to death already.

I still do all the work, the only thing missing is the driving over to check and see if my bait has been hit or how much bait I need to bring.  I save time and gas after the bait is in.  I still have to do all the work to find the right spot (same spots the last couple of years), put the bait in, treestands up etc.  The only thing they do is allow me to not have to run over every few days and see if in fact it's been hit or not.  Saves me time and gas.  ;) 
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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2018, 03:53:16 PM »
seems like we usually start getting our baits hit first of may.. Mid may they are usually getting hammered although  one year I had one hit like on April 16th he died shortly after :chuckle:. He must have went to sleep right next to my bait pile! I am going to experiment with the cell cam this year. Most of our sites have no coverage right at the bait.  I have the Spartan through Verizon not sure how many different ones there is. Did you make boxes for yours or do they have locking ones you can buy? I think one has a gps tracker or something but mine does not.

I bought one of the boxes made for my camera. From these guys.  https://www.trailcampro.com/
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Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2018, 04:15:31 PM »
seems like we usually start getting our baits hit first of may.. Mid may they are usually getting hammered although  one year I had one hit like on April 16th he died shortly after :chuckle:. He must have went to sleep right next to my bait pile! I am going to experiment with the cell cam this year. Most of our sites have no coverage right at the bait.  I have the Spartan through Verizon not sure how many different ones there is. Did you make boxes for yours or do they have locking ones you can buy? I think one has a gps tracker or something but mine does not.

I bought one of the boxes made for my camera. From these guys.  https://www.trailcampro.com/

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