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Discussion in 'MichiganBear.com' started by SteelDealer316, Sep 1, 2017.
That looks like Binky.
He should get bigger with how much I'm feeding him.
Yep, could get fat. Skull will still be pretty small.
He's just a little guy about 100 lbs to 120. the first one was a nice bear remember he might come in first the big guy after. The first one I got a little one was there first then the nicer one came in after. I enjoyed watching him and was rewarded for waiting.
^^ Same happened to me. Was watching one probably just under 200# and it would take some bait and walk off into thicker cover with it. Seemed to be "looking over its shoulder". Sure enough, a much larger bear came in minutes later.
I definitely understand pecking orders and waiting for a bigger bear. Just need him to come in before 11pm.
I unfortunately think I made a big mistake and let my bait run dry for one day before baiting again. Havent seen a bear on my bait in 3 days now. Hopefully they come back.
I was letting mine run dry for 4 days and they'd check it for 2 days empty, then wait until bait returned. They always hit it first night we put it back out. Tough to bait "properly" and get them to show in daylight consistently when you can't do it every day.
He'll be back sometimes when we run them it takes a week or so for them to come back.
Well hunted the last 4 days and I am beyond frustrated. I currently have 6 different bears hitting my bait but they wont come in during the daylight. I don't know if this is because its so warm or not. I did see Binky at 5:45 on Sunday and I was excited that bears were moving early for once but at 6:30 I had two CO's walk in to my site to check my licenses and my bait. Very nice guys, but extremely frustrating that they showed up. Back to reality, hopefully the weather cools down and the bears start coming in sooner.
Any advice on things to try to get daylight bears would be appreciated.
Honey or bacon burn just prior to getting in the tree. If you've been driving to the site to bait, have someone drop you off, bait, then drive away. If the wind is blowing to where u expect them to come from, hunt a different spot. If you use a thermacell in the tree or blind soak the pad in vanilla, that pulled my bear in early last year.
Where are you hunting where the season has been open for the last 4 days?
It's probably good the CO's didn't check you on the first night you hunted.
North Baldwin Unit.
The only other thing I can think of is to move deeper in the swamp.
Try digging a hole under your barrel and put a treat in the hole. Frosting, candy, etc.. The first bear to tip over the barrel gets the easy treat. I found that trick out by accident getting rid of some vanilla frosting I had. I didn't want the racoons to get it, Id put it in a dumpster before i feed it to coons, so I hid it under the barrel. Pretty soon the bears started coming earlier every day.