- 1 What can be used at your bear bait station?
- 2 What makes the best bear bait?
- 3 Do bears like molasses?
- 4 How do you make bear bait?
- 5 What’s the best black bear bait?
- 6 What scent attracts bears?
- 7 Why do bears stop hitting baits?
- 8 How do you attract black bears to hunt?
- 9 Will bacon grease attract bears?
- 10 How do you attract black bears without bait?
- 11 Is peanut butter good bear bait?
- 12 Do bears like coffee grounds?
- 13 Do bears like licorice?
What can be used at your bear bait station?
The only parts of fish or wildlife which can legally be used as bait are heads, bones, guts, skin, and the skinned carcasses of furbearers and fur animals. In GMUs 7 and 15, fish or fish parts are not allowed to be used as bait. This is because brown bears are often attracted to fish and other decaying meats.
What makes the best bear bait?
Once you’ve got the bears attention, it’s now time to feed them. Bears will eat just about anything. Depending on your budget, or if you get a hookup, your bait can vary. We have found that breads, donuts, dog food, and popcorn all seem to work great and can be fairly easy to get your hands on.
Do bears like molasses?
Yes they like it, but I would definately cut it with bread or somthing else. Basically pour some on the bait once you put it out.
How do you make bear bait?
Homemade is simple and fairly cheap. Water, sugar, and maple extract; done. Put the syrup on whatever you fill your barrel with and then splash it on surrounding trees and the ground so the bears track it around and away from your site.
What’s the best black bear bait?
Beaver carcasses will always be some of the best bear bait around, but the commercial-type bait seems to hold the bears better than just the fryer grease and oats. “Many like it because they can just order bait and be done with it.
What scent attracts bears?
Bears are attracted to anything that smells; it doesn’t even need to smell good. Garbage, compost piles, dirty diapers, pizza boxes, empty beverage cans…to a hungry black bear, it all smells like something good to eat. Bears are curious and always exploring.
Why do bears stop hitting baits?
The bears know where the baits are, and if they come to your bait and aren’t rewarded with food, you may lose them to another bait site and their skin will be on someone else’s wall. I will bait just frequently enough to make sure that there is always bait at the site when a bear comes. There is often a balance.
How do you attract black bears to hunt?
There are two objectives that you want your bait to achieve; you want it to attract bears and you want it to hold bears. When I bait to attract, I tie a beaver carcass, where legal, high on a tree trunk. The higher the better, as the scent will be carried further away. Beaver are greasy and smelly and bears love them.
Will bacon grease attract bears?
Getting bears to visit your bait site is the biggest hurdle of all. We deep fry a lot of fish at our house and the used vegetable oil smells pretty good to a bear, especially when mixed with bacon grease. I use about a gallon of it when I first set each bait.
How do you attract black bears without bait?
Whether it’s clovers, berries, or acorns, black bears tend to follow the food. In the fall, you’ll have more success following heavy acorn levels, while in the spring, you should look for dense clovers and skunk cabbages.
Is peanut butter good bear bait?
8) Bait with Sweets: Bears love sweets. Bears also love peanut butter, if you can get it, as well as jams and jellies. A friend uses a mixture of grain, brown sugar, and water, which he mixes in a barrel and allows to ferment a little.
Do bears like coffee grounds?
I don’t know if bears are fond of coffee itself, but if they have learned to associate the smell with other food (as campers often cook/prepare food along with coffee), they may well be attracted to it. And if you have open containers of food in a side car, yes, they will smell that.
Do bears like licorice?
Bears love sweets, but they can be selective. He has experimented with black licorice, made with aromatic anise, which bears are supposed to crave. “The bears don’t seem to like the black ones,” he observes. “They just want the red ones!”