Why third season has such low success

Discussion in 'MichiganBear.com' started by shaffe48b, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Rauff's ridge

    Rauff's ridge Premium Member

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    Rogers City mi
    I’ve always had higher success in the 3rd hunt. Yes the bear have been run and bounced into over and over but when you guide over bait them tired bears that run all day wanna go to a quiet place to eat. I’ve had clients kill 4 bear of the same bait 4 days in a row all during the 3rd hunt and was all filmed and put on YouTube. Just gotta know the area and success will be there.
  2. pepper992


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    barry county
    in my experience, it has several factors, 1. bears are more bait shy by the third hunt, they tend to be more nocturnal by late sept. early oct. 2. less bait hunters and more dog hunters on 3rd hunt, 3. bears will protect their baits and keep other bears away to get fat themselves, thus resulting in less bear on that bait. I have a friend that lives in Eckerman and hunts 3rd every chance he can get it. and in 15 years he has only not gotten a bear once. but he does hunt every day till he kills one..