We were doing some scouting N of Fairbanks today and we noticed something that I just want to clear up. Can you post a trail or area with a sign that says "Bear Bait, Stay Out" with no ADF&G registration? Or are folks putting signs at the trail entrance and then posting the registration at the stand, or just staking claim without registering? I have my registration about 20 yrds from my stand at the most likely ATV approach so that it will be easy to notice from a distance.
We did not go down any trails that were marked with said sign because we dont want to tread on anyone's "Privately Owned State Trail" but out of the ten or so we saw, none of them had the ADF&G registration.
Lesson learned! If there is a road or trail, bait stands are about 1/8 of a mile apart after a certain point up the Elliot. We took the hard route today and put(moved) stands where there is no trails within a couple miles. It was a challenge that involved roll overs and slow movements. Definitely not as easy to carry stands and gear when you are bustin your own trails. Hopefully it works. Thanks in advance for comments.
P.S. Maybe a dumb question but I will ask anyway. If there are alot of moose in an area, will blackies be around or pressured out by the moose?