Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Gofishleech

Any body still bear hunting?

19 posts in this topic

We are but it has been tough. A sow and 3 cubs took over the bait and are coming in at night after being spooked away. We were having random bears but since she came no other bears have came in so we are trying a "no bait" for a few days to try and get her to move on. Has anyone had this senario?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am still hunting but it has become tough on state land with all the grouse hunters out. I have two different boars coming in, one looks to only be 150-175, and the other comes in just after legal shooting and i think he is 250+. I pics and will post if anybody want to see and tell me what they think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We've got 2 active sites, but all of them are getting hit in the middle of the night, ugh! We don't know how to prevent this but it sure is frustrating. One site is getting hit from multiple boars, cubs, and sow with cubs. The other is getting hit by a nice sized boar. Any one have any suggestions on getting them away from being nocturnal besides pulling the bait at night? I live 1/2 hour from my bear hunting land and two trips a day just isn't an option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Friend of mine shot a 200# bear yesterday in the no quota area. But he still has a 500# in the area.

I just hope I can talk my wife into letting me skip work Saturday 4 times in a row so I can head up there in 2 weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try doing a bacon or honey burn to bring them in. Putting out different scent may make them curious and bring them in earlier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am with biff on that one I have had a NEW scent bring em in just out of curiosity.

Vanilla and liquid smoke are good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im still tring but it is comming in at night hers a pic of him how big do u thnk he is [image]767326r1088009df3.th.jpg[/image] [image]767326r1099010dw9.th.jpg[/image]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how do u get the pic too show up

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hey bear hunter, do you hunt bear around brookston? thats where we had our sites but we pulled them the other night due to the nocturnal bears mad.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes on privet land wher did you guys have yours baits at

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tagged out this year, but in years past I've had some good luck late in the year. It seems like after the first two weeks most of the other guys hang it up. If you can get in an area that isn't being trampled by other hunters it can pay off right to the end.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Due to privacy/trespassing issues lets say its in the area around the Country Corner...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well my dad finally decided to pull the trigger last friday. We had 2 baits out for him and they were pounded hard but the only bears he was seeing were small. The big guys must have been nocturnal.

Anyway we put a new bait out about 2 mile from the other baits and it was hit within 2 days. So he hunted that bait with no luck the first night. We came back at around noon the next day and the bait was hit already, (oh great they're nocturnal). He sat on the bait that night anyway and about 10 min before dark a nice boar came in and started licking the bacon grease and thats when I heard the Ol' 870 echo through the swamp. It feild dressed at 150lbs. Not a bad present to get on his birthday!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

where is the farthest south everyone hunts. I have bear at my deer spot by Almelund. What about Wyoming any bear that far south? A guy at work claims his brother is successfull every year by forest lake? Do you think that is true?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hunt the Milaca to Dalbo area. Dalbo is 20 miles north of St. Francis. There are bear in that area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats to your dad for getting one. Its not a huge one, but exciting all the same!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We saw one this spring just north of Wyoming.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A guy that stops in at my work said he got a 250lb boar east of Hinckley on Sunday night.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are bear in Sherburne county; National forest and in the Sand Dunes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • eyeguy 54
      Hit the secret beach on the sippi for a couple hours today with some crawlers. wind was pretty crazy. smally bit first then a sucker. then caught 4 eyes and decided to leave. a young guy came down while I was fishing and was casting a spinnerbait and I asked him what he was after. he said bass so I let him know that it is illegal to target them and eyes till next month and that the game warden watches people in the area quite often. He said he had no idea he could not fish for them, thanked me and said he wont cast anymore. nice young guy. I bet he will be down again with some crawlers. 
    • SkunkedAgain
      I've seen a lot of people dragging raps for "crappies" before the opener
    • monstermoose78
      Bummer Erik 
    • loadmaster
      Go down to MG and they will steer you in the right direction.  I know that  different release is used for braid.
    • delcecchi
      Sorry if I was didn't make myself clear.   What I meant was can  a place like the landing make a living from the people who come to the higher end resorts and want to go out to eat?     Clearly Ludlow's has a target market and does very well with it.  Whether that same target market can sustain the landing is another question.   Seems like maybe not...     I still wonder why they don't put the menu online.... In this day and age,  I am used to checking out a place online before walking in the door.