I'm new here to the forum and this is my second year baiting black bears. This year I had my first black bear hit the site on May 8th, I let my uncle take it since he had never gotten one with his bow, and it squared 5' 8", he was very excited.
On May 19th I walked in on my bear that I spooked off the barrel but he didnt seem to scared so I assumed if I waited hed be back soon, so I got into the stand real quick and waited and about an hour later he came back out and proceeded to lick syrup off my barrel. I was trying to get the shot on video but as my luck usually goes the camera died as soon as the bear was in a good position....so no video yet this year, but I ended up dropping him with my .30-06 and he squared just a hair under 6' 1".
Since those two bears were killed I have had several black bears in the 5 footer range hit the barrel, but have been plagued with brown bears, I think I have identified atleast 5 different brown bears in trail camera pics.....the worst of them are a pair of young brown bears, looks like their first year on their own, they just wont go away.
I'll post some pics of the dead blackies...