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How much bait??

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How much are you guys putting down on your first baiting? How much will it take to start pulling them in? We have 4 55 gallon barrels of candy, and am debating on getting more.

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Depending on how much bait you put out and how often you bait would determine how much bait you need. Since the baiting season is a week shorter this year, I would say you should be ok. The group of guys that I hunt with bait almost every day.We have 3 chest freezer full of doughnuts, meat scraps from a local butcher shop, we have a 55 gallon drum full of corn and oats that is fermenting in sugar, we will have another one full of sweet corn and apples, grease, and some dog food.We run about 9 to 10 baits for 6 guys. I like giving the bear as much variety as I can so if you can get your hands on some bait go for it otherwise you should be ok.

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How much would you put out if you could only bait once a week to ten days?

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Walterman, how do ya ferment your oats in sugar, and an bears preference on sugar oats to molasses oats? boar

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How much would you put out if you could only bait once a week to ten days?


At the most I'd stretch it 7 days. It would be hard to get enough bait on to keep them interested past that. I bait every 5 days and put around 150#'s out each time.

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boar...to answer your question, all I do is mix the sugar with the oats, add water, use a little yeast and let it sit out in the sun covered up. I have a batch going right now and it looks and smells really good. Next week I will add some apples to the mix as well. We did this last year and the bears seemed to like it a lot.

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