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wh1stler

Leaving a bear stand

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Does anybody have any tricks or tips on leaving their bear stand after an unsucessful evening hunt?

I'm not worried about being eaten, I just want to do everything I can to minimize spooking the bears.

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I brush hog a strip to and from my stand where allowable. Being able to get in and out quietly is key. Knee high rubber boots are also nice for leaving a minmum of scent behind.

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When its time to go I just quietly climb down an leave. Hving a good clear path like hub mention is best.

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Sometimes I think walking out after an unsuccessful hunt can get your heart pounding just as much as actually shooting a bear. You hear every movement in the brush usually on the way out. I know last year the first night I had 2 cubs come walking down my trail that I come and go on and could here momma out in the wood and of course when they left they went out the same trail I needed to leave on. Made for a fun exit that night with the muzzleloader.

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