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x1957x

Hows baiting going??

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x1957x

It is HOT!!! Literaly!! As far as the baiting is going it is 3 for 4 and waiting on the one we(buddy) moved back a couple hundred yards. Are you guys still seeing lots of natural food with this heat it? Should be drying stuff up considering the lack of rain over the last couple months up here in the NW..

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jerkbait

Horrible for us. As of Friday we were 1 for 10. Couple checked yesterday and nothing. Going to check some again tonight. We did have 1 bait hit when I checked kast wednesday, but when I checked it on friday it had not benn hit again.

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Mo Gator

Two outta three for us. Got a daytime pic of one that looks to be around 200 lbs. Camera malfunctioned on the other bait that was cleaned out... GRRRR.

Started another bait, so have four to check when we head back up Saturday morning. Looks like the heat might let up a little for Sunday, Monday!

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HunterLee

No hits for me. It could be a tad more hot though. My proven spot is still untouched and set out my other proven spot which has good water around out today. Was planning on staying right around home but made the twenty min drive today.

Alot of 90's in the future so water should help out.

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mntatonka

I was told all of mine were hit pretty hard, one with a good sized cinnamon colored bear. I'm definitely excited since there's pretty much no one baiting in the area this year, and no one else that hunts with me got drawn!

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Col. Hoggiebun

4 for 5 an have no anticipation that anything is gona move in this heat be ready one it cools down an day or so into the cool temps if feed bag time

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protrapper

36 for 36. I do have a couple sooty where they hit an leave for a day. Big bears don't like heat. We have a lot of berries an hazelnuts. Heat worries me more than anything

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tfran123

36 for 36. I do have a couple sooty where they hit an leave for a day. Big bears don't like heat. We have a lot of berries an hazelnuts. Heat worries me more than anything

Impressive!

We've got two hunters and are 4 for 4 so looking good.

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Jason_Gundersen

We are 3 for 3 baiting every day and there is never a drop left with the 10 gal max. Got 3 in the 6'~6.5' range coming in regulary from 5:30-7:00 pm. Never had bear work so easy before even with acorns starting to drop and the heat. Kind of crazy but has cost me 3 beautiful 3rd leaf apple trees.

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mudslinger64

I finally got hit by 2 bears yesterday,first one at 7:50pm and the other at 10:15pm.either one was very big maybe 150 tops could even be the same bear,hard to tell.the first one came in shortly after a good thunderstorm rolled through dumping a lot of rain.i only have 2 sites going and both bears hit the same one.its a start anyway.

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HNTNBUX

So far 3/3 and checking again tomorrow. I hope the weather forcast holds true with the temps dropping like a rock on Sunday.

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jerkbait

For those of you getting hits. Where are the pics?? We need to see some bear pics.

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whitewolf6647

We were 5 for 5 up until the heat moved in then it dropped to 1 for 5. Today I heard we are 3 for 5 but all pics are night and early morning where as before the heat showed up everything was afternoon and evening.

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LindellProStaf

I finally got a bear hitting a bait. In the three days since I have been there the bear has been there morning noon and night.. He of course ate everything. I fed him good today. Put in lots of extras too. full-20736-36266-051.jpg

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LindellProStaf

Here is another shot of it. Any ideas as to how big or old it is?

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LindellProStaf

Sorry here it is?

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LindellProStaf

It won't let me do another pic. Sorry

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Col. Hoggiebun

Good luck lps!

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HNTNBUX

I was 3/3 again with all the bait gone. A lot of night photos but still plenty during the day as well. I won't get to concerned until I bait Saturday and check the photos and times again. I will be hunting the first 5 days and then taking kids out for youth waterfowl day. The hard part will be if the big ones are only coming at night and the others are day time shots. I've shot a lot of bears and a few pretty good ones but after 4 days I might be weak. I hope they keep hitting like they have been even with all the berries around.

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x1957x

Baiting is starting to pick up. Must be on the tail end of the naturals.. Hitting baits pretty good right now..

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lichen fox

Yea, in my area the berries are coming to an end but there is still plenty of hazle....I think I may start a couple baits this weekend if all looks good...Time to find out if that big guy is still hanging around my home 80 and we have 5 different bears on deer cams out at our cabin...they have been hitting a clover patch we have in the woods pretty consistintly....

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