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Old 04-08-2015, 09:44 AM
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Don't forget the scent bags. Get some burlap sacks fill with 10-15 pounds meat scraps dip burlap bag full of meat in used fryer grease and hang a couple in sunny openings at head height in opposite directions from bait They can be 50 yds from barrel cause if bears find scent bags they'll find barrel. I like them in an opening so sun and breeze can get at them easily to disburse scent. head height keeps small critters from pulling them down.
Im just going to start baiting early next week. Us old guys have an aversion to hauling heavy bait thru deep snow and I've never not gotten a bear yet even with late baiting. Splash LOTS of grease around
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:08 AM
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The Grizz are out south of town here picture is from Saturday (or sasquatch lmao)

you may find a Big Black Bear boar out here

but the first two weeks of May when the dandelions are out and green grass is the start around here as they start showing up on the lease roads ditches along with the deer

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Old 04-08-2015, 11:46 AM
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Set up last Saturday...Going out this saturday ...check things out.....*taps foot*
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:40 PM
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will they appear earlier this year since it's so warm in the weather? when would be the best time to lure them in this year?
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:13 PM
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will they appear earlier this year since it's so warm in the weather? when would be the best time to lure them in this year?
Somewhat I believe.
It's going to depend a lot on the snow level in your area, but in my opinion only a week or so earlier than last year.
I would say in 2 weeks it would be time to get serious and expect the smaller bears to start showing up shortly after that.
Sows and cubs won't be too far behind them, followed by the big boys around the middle of May.
That's how it goes for us anyway.

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Old 04-12-2015, 09:45 PM
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Was up in 400 today on quad with wife found one set of tracks old but other then that not much activity was best way to spend a date espicaly the meal of fire roasted hot dogs next to river
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:11 PM
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Nothing yet west of town. Our bait site sure smells like a slaughter house though. Getting pumped for the next few weeks
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:16 PM
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I set my bait last Sunday and checked today. It was hit, first bear hit on April 10th here is a couple pics, had over 300 and lots of day time but here is a couple later pics that look alright.








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Old 04-17-2015, 10:21 AM
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I was out for about a 20 km walk on the 15th west of sundre and saw nothing. Some fresh cat tracks that weren't there when I walked by the first time, but no bears.
As an aside, anyone have any Intel as to where I can find some bears around sundre/Caroline/RMH? Mainly looking to spot and stalk.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:52 AM
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Seen some tracks on the 12th west of sundre around Blue hill.Not getting to green out there yet
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:33 PM
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anybody been out in 400s recently wondering if any bears have been sighted heading out first weekend of may for a few days and hopen to get up this weekend also do some more hiking in the areas I was in couple weekends ago
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:09 AM
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Those are some nice pics Bigmeadow. I'd be a little excited.
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:48 PM
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A friend of mine told me he sees some around his backyard
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:32 PM
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I went and checked the game cam today...looks like things are getting going a little earlier than normal this year. I can identify 6, maybe 7 different bears visiting my site (2 or 3 black, 4 coloured). No shooters yet but these pics show the two best boars to show...thus far.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:49 PM
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We've had 2 of 5 baits hit this week, one destroyed! Heading up tues/wed/thur when it warms up! Hopefully a few big ones roaming around.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:31 PM
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I went to checked the game cam today...looks like things are getting going a little earlier than normal this year. I can identify 6, maybe 7 different bears visiting my site (2 or 3 black, 4 coloured). No shooters yet but these pics show the two best boars to show...thus far.
That black looks pretty good. Big crease in the head and thick shoulders. The brown looks like an old sow to me. Great colour.
Great action, good luck to you and thanks for posting.
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:11 PM
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My spring bear. 6' 8" nose to tail, and green scored 19 9/16
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:55 AM
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My spring bear. 6' 8" nose to tail, and green scored 19 9/16
Congratulations!
Very dark muzzle, looks good.
Last year's?
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:14 AM
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My spring bear. 6' 8" nose to tail, and green scored 19 9/16
Very nice Andrew, looks brown to me, like the curly fur.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:33 AM
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Shot him Tuesday. My grass is just really green! Including that one I have seen 3.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:12 AM
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No bear sign at all near swan lake/Rocky not a thing anywhere put on a lot of miles.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:38 AM
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That black looks pretty good. Big crease in the head and thick shoulders. The brown looks like an old sow to me. Great colour.
Great action, good luck to you and thanks for posting.
Thanks for the encouragement CB.
Yeah, the black is a solid bear for sure...I'm guessing he should make 19", but not in the class I'm looking for. As for, the brown pictured..."it" is definitely a "he", as I got to watch him "perform" with the girls last year at the same site. I've been seeing him for 4 years now...more or less since he was a small blonde 3 or 4 year old. He's fairly easy to recognize as he has a strange look/shape to his face. Here are a couple more pics of him...
http://i.imgur.com/vhzOLzH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/owPOqzD.jpg

And congrats Andrew. well done on a nice bear. At first, I also thought that was last year's pic...based on the green lawn and the leaves on the trees...thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:46 AM
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And, just for size comparisons,
here are a couple of smaller coloured bears at the same site within a few hours of the above pics...
http://i.imgur.com/4JH4c3T.jpg http://i.imgur.com/dBWNxie.jpg
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:02 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement CB.
Yeah, the black is a solid bear for sure...I'm guessing he should make 19", but not in the class I'm looking for. As for, the brown pictured..."it" is definitely a "he", as I got to watch him "perform" with the girls last year at the same site. I've been seeing him for 4 years now...more or less since he was a small blonde 3 or 4 year old. He's fairly easy to recognize as he has a strange look/shape to his face. Here are a couple more pics of him...
http://i.imgur.com/vhzOLzH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/owPOqzD.jpg

And congrats Andrew. well done on a nice bear. At first, I also thought that was last year's pic...based on the green lawn and the leaves on the trees...thanks for clearing that up.
Ya, second picture tells it.
Great looking bears.
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:09 AM
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Had a great sit tonight, here is a couple pics..









Here's first colour I have had on bait in 5 yrs in my spot, small guy though

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Old 04-27-2015, 12:51 AM
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Coloured ones are always intriguing on the bait. Hopefully that one sticks around for a while while he grows.
Good luck, and thanks for posting.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:05 PM
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Any have any updates west of rocky/caroline? I aint seen none yet. pm me if you dont want to be public
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