Black Bear Baiting Basics
I am going to POW AK to hunt black bears and do not plan to bait, and have never baited before. However, based on a lot of good advice I have recieved (thanks) I have decided to set a bait out "just in case". I already have a lot of ideas for attracant and I will use dog food. I need to know about bait placement etc.
Can you give me in a nutshell some basic ideas. Things like:
Where to set baits, South slopes, upwind of tidal flats, thick areas, etc
What makes a great bait location.
How often and what time to check baits and restock.
Having never baited I am very new and want to get the basics down to increase my odds of success.
Look for bear signs (bear scat, game trails, etc.), and the more pungent the bait the better. You will hear a lot about sweet tasting & smelling bait for good reasons. Honey burns are a great way to get the sweet scent into the air. Ansie Oil is also another popular scent. There is probably a lot more info out there for bait ideas & locations, check the archives. Oh ya, make sure to complete the bait clinic & register your bait station with ADF&G.
POW is in GMU 2 and does not require the bear baiting clinic, however, a permit is, as stated, required.