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Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« on: June 04, 2023, 07:49:37 PM »
Wondering if anyone has tried doing the "Bear Crack" thing at their bait sites or any  other deviation of a burn at your sites. Any success?

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Re: Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2023, 11:02:55 AM »
Up in Alaska I used to do honey burns, they work great. Start cooking the honey in the evening, 30 minutes later bear down. Of course this was after the bear had become accustomed to feeding at my station.

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Re: Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2023, 12:20:32 PM »
Not sure what state you referring too.

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Re: Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2023, 01:03:50 PM »
Idaho I would assume

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Re: Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2023, 05:23:21 PM »
Sorry for not clarifying. I am hunting Idaho. This is not a trap.

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Re: Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2023, 05:36:59 PM »
Back when baiting was legal, it was hard to beat a honey burn.
So, see no reason why the "crack" wouldn't work..
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Re: Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2023, 05:57:59 PM »
Back when baiting was legal, it was hard to beat a honey burn.
So, see no reason why the "crack" wouldn't work..
what was your method? ive heard of guys using a can of sterno and letting it burn slow for hours, ive also heard guys burn marshmallows and jello real hot to get black smoke rolling. ive never tried a burn.

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Re: Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2023, 06:47:46 PM »
Actually, the long slow burn with a sterno was how we started....
Slow, and let that sweet smell go....
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I actually think the trick was to not be deeper than an inch...

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When it dried up and started to smoke, then you put a new "can" underneath....
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But, I don't know if the new cans get hot enough..
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This was late 70's, early 80's....
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Re: Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2023, 06:49:56 PM »
And yes, it was hours..
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But when we left?
Big crispy lump of ash was all that was left..
The mountains are calling and I must go."
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Re: Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2023, 06:53:42 PM »
And the bear would come by and roll in the ashes...
The mountains are calling and I must go."
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Re: Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2023, 06:58:07 PM »
awesome im gonna try it next year.

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Re: Anyone ever try the bear crack method?
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2023, 06:31:43 AM »
Back in the day when we all got along and baiting was legal, I tried cooking 1 pound of bacon over sterno. It didnít work!
Much more enjoyable now chasing them in the high country.

 


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