How to be safe when approaching your bait station With bait? When you have a lot of bears in the area. Don't want to make to much noise and ruin hunting for that day, Or is it best to make noise and sacrafice the day and hunt the next day. As well as leaving the stand after the hunt?
I was about 5' off the ground and my Bow was tied to a string I was commited to the climb up to my stand when all at once a very large brown bear broke out of the woods about 20 yrd away. He looked at the bait barrel then up the hill to the tree that I was in. And in less than 2 shakes of a lambs tail he was running full speed straight at me with his hair standing stright up like a dog. There was no time to even pull out my 44 mag let alone to take aim and fire. He did however vear off at 8' from me. I proceeded to climb to my stand.
When the shaking slowed down I reached into my pocket and pulled out my book that I was going to read to kill time. I motioned to my son as if he wanted to read it he declined it was a copy of ( BEAR TALES ) Stayed in the tree about hour and half then made a lot of noise yelling at the bear got down one at a time with safety off backed out of the area . GOOD HUNTING