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    Iíve baited bears for over 30 years now and have shot fewer than what can be counted with the fingers on one hand. May is just the perfect time to be out there. The August and (especially) September hordes of trail mud manufacturers are busy with their economic hustles, the weather is GREAT, mosquitoes are just waking up, and bears are FUN to watch and interact with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTaylor View Post
    Iíve baited bears for over 30 years now and have shot fewer than what can be counted with the fingers on one hand. May is just the perfect time to be out there. The August and (especially) September hordes of trail mud manufacturers are busy with their economic hustles, the weather is GREAT, mosquitoes are just waking up, and bears are FUN to watch and interact with.
    Just bad luck? Bad area? Letting others shoot them? I try to take several new hunters each spring for their first bear, I like that as much as shooting them myself and I know for a fact they'll never forget the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Muche View Post
    Just bad luck? Bad area? Letting others shoot them?.......
    My wife is afraid of bear meat. You can shoot Ďem. Baiting is a cheap bear viewing experience, and it provides a great excuse to escape those afraid of bear meat as well as everybody else.

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    Make sure you have a hunting license and all the permits for a bait station even if you donít plan on shooting one.
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    I wouldn't be any more afraid of bear meat than I would be of pork.
    I found strange encystments even in the moose I killed this last fall. Found plenty in the fish I caught, both trout and salmon. Found some in the caribou I killed last fall too, and many over the years.You just work around it and cook it well. Appreciate the fact that it has no growth hormones or antibiotics... which in my opinion are worse than parasites. Good black bear meat beats pork any day in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    Make sure you have a hunting license and all the permits for a bait station even if you donít plan on shooting one.
    I do. One never knows, and I hate paperwork and free field dressing jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    I wouldn't be any more afraid of bear meat than I would be of pork........
    It was trained into her by her mother and their childhood dogs. The first time I ate bear meat was when somebody gave my father-in-law a roast. My mother-in-law overcooked it into leather. Then, after it was ruined, they tried giving it to the dogs, and the dogs just barked at it. The lesson?: if dogs wonít eat it, neither will I.

    Stupidity canít be fixed. It is best watched well, though, so it doesnít run one over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTaylor View Post
    It was trained into her by her mother and their childhood dogs. The first time I ate bear meat was when somebody gave my father-in-law a roast. My mother-in-law overcooked it into leather. Then, after it was ruined, they tried giving it to the dogs, and the dogs just barked at it. The lesson?: if dogs wonít eat it, neither will I.

    Stupidity canít be fixed. It is best watched well, though, so it doesnít run one over.
    Yeas, overcooking can cure one of a certain type of meat forever.

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    The best way to eat bear meat is to corn it. I cube everything and put it in corned beef spices for 10 days in the refrigerator. Stir 2 times daily. Then can it as you would meat in a pressure cooker. It tastes like corned beef and falls apart on the fork.

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