Originally Posted by BrentC
BrentC, I hear you. We saw a ton of traffic as well, but it did seem like most people were scouting from the boat and did not hit the beach unless they spotted a bear.
We had a great season. We did not fill all of our tags, but we were being very selective and passed on several bears that most would love to take.
I did learn one lesson this year that I found surprising. I moved one of my stations about 400 yards and down in a bottom from where it was last year to get in a more isolated location. I figured no problem, I can pull them in. Wrong!
Last year the bears were crossing an opening coming into my station, but we could not see the opening from the stand. This year I placed the stand where we could watch both the opening and the station. We sat there and watched 3 different bears that crossed the opening heading to last years location the never showed up on the station when we were there or on the trail camera. Last year I could not keep bait on the station, this year I could not get rid of it. There seemed to be just as many bears as last year, but for some reason those bears just did not like where that station was setup. I had plenty of scent out and I know they knew it was there. Heck! I ran a solid string of black molasses clear across the opening and straight to the drum. I had bait'em anise bells out, cooked popcorn and burnt honey. O Yea! They knew it was there alright. Guess you know what I will do next year :-)
Here is one I let pass for one more year. I got him on trail camera last year. Saw him twice this year, but he just needed one more year to be a real Pig, si I let him walk. Hopefully I will see him again next year. you don't see these white V's to often in the country I hunt.