Published by Morgan Murphy on 15 May 2008 at 09:14 am
Baiting has very high potential to becoming a successful hunt. If you’ve ever thought of taking a trip to bear
hunt you should consider southeast Alaska, this offers some of the highest number of trophy black bear in the
country. But as with many of us we cannot afford to go to prime places of the such and settle with our
backwoods. This can lead to just as exiting of a hunt when you play your cards right.
If you are going to take on a trophy hunt as you all know it’s going to require allot more time and much less
success. Personally here at TAO none of us are really hard trophy hunters and this probably explains our
So with that said, find the area you’d like to hunt. Try to make sure you have a good numbers of bears
there. A good method of this is to go there a month before and stockpile the place with grease and meat. If
possible put a trail camera up. It only takes bears a few days, if that to find your bait site we reccomend for
the best success to let your bait set for up to 5 days before your hunt so the bears get relatively used to the atmosphere.
At this point you’ll start hunting from either a treestand or a ground blind. If you choose a treestand we
highly reccomend Gametamers treestands because you’ll be sitting for long hours and these stands deliver
comfortable sits, we also like the feature of 360′ shot angles offering many more oppourtunities for shots.
Look at these treestands click Here.
If you choose to tangle with them face to face! (ground blind) I like the old Double Bull Blinds and the
Ground Max Escapes. However Primos has just purchased both of these companies for 08 and changed some
things on them, i’m not sure if it’s for the better or the worse but… Here is the links. GroundMax and Double Bull.
So you are going to want to take time off work and put your full effort into hunting them. Try a 5 day hunt
and hunt all day for those five days. Although the bears are like most animals and you’ll see 90% of them in
the early morning or late evening there are always those few that come out right smack in the middle of the day!
I’m going to recap part of the setup situation. If you are baiting with a barrel the best places to bait are in a
very small meadow surrounded by large trees. If this is possible that is one of the best sets possible.
What bait you should use,
Now there are many debates on this question but bears are just meat eating pigs. They arent picky and in
otherwords they don’t know ketchup from a cows butt! But they do come in better to some prroducts than
others. What you should do is get a guinea sack or cloth and wrap about five pounds of meat in it (raw) then
hang at least 15 feet in a tree. This gets the scent traveling long distances and the bears come with more flow
and quality! Then you should find a stump or fallen tree and bury 5 to 10 lbs of dog food then cover it with
grease. The night before you head out cook up some meat. Cover it in BBQ sauce and then the morning of
hunt microwave it before you leave (Very hot) try to leave in insulator and put in hunting spot.
Good Luck Out There This Year!
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