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Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« on: April 19, 2021, 10:39:35 AM »
Went in yesterday and set up my first bait site.  Will add bait later this week or may wait until Sunday to put out bait.  I'm always chomping at the bit to get bait out and then, MOST years when I bait on around about the 15th, I end up dumping the bait because it gets all moldy and nasty.  They never seem to start hitting my baits until the last couple of days of April.  Should be two more tags hanging there, but I had a friend from England come and kill his first bear in this spot so I sent him the bait site tag for that year, 2018.  The 2017 tag was eaten off.  :)
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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2021, 11:25:10 AM »
The good old days in Washington we did that! Best of luck to you! Hows the knees holding up?
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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2021, 10:02:29 PM »
Was up there yesterday as well. Probably have the same bears on cam :chuckle:

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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2021, 09:53:41 AM »
They do get around!!   :chuckle:  What are you feeding them this year?  I'll try and get a better bait.   :chuckle:
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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 12:01:55 PM »
looking good  :tup:

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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2021, 04:22:44 PM »
They do get around!!   :chuckle:  What are you feeding them this year?  I'll try and get a better bait.   :chuckle:
He told me he found a barrel in the woods and is just gonna grab some from there and take it to his bait!

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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2021, 09:15:13 PM »
 :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2021, 09:59:18 PM »
 :chuckle:

I have unlimited meat and grease from a smoke house. Should be getting breads shortly

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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2021, 09:24:23 AM »
how far are you packing it in, or can you drive a quad/dirtbike close, how close is too close to drive a quad, wanting to bait this fall, and trying to figure out some logistics

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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2021, 02:40:05 PM »
Good luck.
We are heading over this weekend also.
Sounds like the snow will be a issue

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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2021, 09:04:51 PM »
:chuckle:

I have unlimited meat and grease from a smoke house. Should be getting breads shortly
Good luck!!
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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2021, 09:05:15 PM »
Good luck.
We are heading over this weekend also.
Sounds like the snow will be a issue
You as well, be safe!
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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2021, 09:07:02 PM »
how far are you packing it in, or can you drive a quad/dirtbike close, how close is too close to drive a quad, wanting to bait this fall, and trying to figure out some logistics

I have one spot I have to pack bait in about 300 yards, mostly straight up.  Sucks, but it's such a good spot.  My other spots I drive an ATV up to 75 yards.
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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2021, 09:33:46 PM »
Glad to see this thread again! :tup:
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Re: Machias' 2021 Idaho Bear baiting
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2021, 09:35:22 PM »
I've never baited bears nor hunted bears over bait, but I always really enjoy following this.
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