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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-13-2007, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Homosassa, Florida, USA
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Hi, first time member

Hi, folks,
This is my first visit and I'm interested in sharing and learning from others at this forum.
I enjoy deer hunting and I've never had any problems with a bear/s tearing up my feeder barrels...until this year and I've been hit 2x in 2 locations and I think the bear is winning.
I'm hoping someone has been through this before and can give me a little direction.
My barrels could be a little higher. One locations is suspended by cable/wench using 3 steel poles triangulated for support. The 2nd location is suspended by wench on a chain hanging between two trees.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to get someone else's perspective.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 08:31 AM
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welcome to the site. glad to have you with us. sorry i cant help you on your bear problem. never seen a bear in my woods. what are you putting in your feeder?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 01:59 PM
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If a bear wants to get at something it is going to and there isn't much anybody can do to prevent it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 07:15 PM
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Welcome to the forum, glad to have you. I'm a little experienced with the black bear and from what I've learned is that when you bait bears for hunting purposes you need to make sure that your bait stash gets hit for at least 2 days/nights in a row. Then keep the bait well stocked up for maybe 2-3 more days, then hunt it hard. I feel that the bear in your case is taking advantage of a well stocked food supply and will keep hitting it until it stops being an easy food source. Try removing all food and traces (crumbs etc.) for at least 1 week if possible that way the bear should move off and lose interest in that area. I'm trying to contact my friend who hunts these animals and knows an incredible amount about the feeding, breeding and hibernation patterns of black bears. Hopefully he'll join the forum too.
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