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I hunt up by Bruno which is a little north, but know a bunch of locals in that area and will do some asking around for you.
 

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Thanks Bldr Bob

I looked at some property in Bruno a number of years ago so I no were it is. I hate the idea of shooting a bear, then having to break camp, drive home and butchering that night.
 

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you could get a bunch of coolers and just quarter him after skinning...that will cut out the major butchering...just do the big stuff and pack it in dry ice or regular ice for that matter.....but regardless you oughta be able to stuff 4 quarters in 4 or 5 big coolers unless you get an absolute brute.....you may have to do just a little bit of boning...but heck take 2 or three hours n cut it up yourself that little bit if you dont have a cold locker plant near by.
 

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:D Quartering into coolers seems like the best idea. Iv got some land just north of Nickerson and i plan on 1/4ing or butchering my deer and bear there and bringing it all up to duluth to feed my way threw school. :)
 

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I'm from the Sandstone area and am a bear/deer hunting guide. We have a 8'x15' walk in freezer that we store our animals in over night until processing. We charge $10 a day just to help cover eletrcity costs. We'd welcome your bear! If you tell us the story behind it! Check us out. www.matsonbrothersoutfitting.com you'll find our number there. There also a butcher 8 miles from Sandstone. Moffatt Custom Meats, Hinckley.
 

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Thanks for the info

unfortunately it looks like the only the only bear story I will be telling this year is the one about how the three sure sources I had for bait all couldn't come up with any when I needed it. Digging in trash dumpster's is not an option I am willing to pursue, so I guess it's either scent strips, predator call or wait to next year. Good luck to you and your clients and thanks for responding.[/b]
 

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How about trying some burns. I will be doing the honey burn with our bait but also am going to do bacon grease and blackberry jam. I have not done these before but from what I have heard from guys who couldn't put out bait they do this and have brought in bears. Some thing to think about. Good luck, I hope you see one.
 

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peakoftherut said:
unfortunately it looks like the only the only bear story I will be telling this year is the one about how the three sure sources I had for bait all couldn't come up with any when I needed it. Digging in trash dumpster's is not an option I am willing to pursue, so I guess it's either scent strips, predator call or wait to next year. Good luck to you and your clients and thanks for responding.[/b]

Go down to the local feed store or elevator and buy a couple bags of OATS , 5 gal of molases and use that for bait along with liquid smoke with veg oil to spray on the logs/trees to attract them and you will have a great bait set up...Its not too late

Oats 1 bushell = $3.50
Molases = $20.00
Liquid smoke and oil = $4.00 Total $27.50

Makes for pretty cheap bait and works great

Good luck

Two Bears
 

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peakoftherut said:
unfortunately it looks like the only the only bear story I will be telling this year is the one about how the three sure sources I had for bait all couldn't come up with any when I needed it. Digging in trash dumpster's is not an option I am willing to pursue, so I guess it's either scent strips, predator call or wait to next year. Good luck to you and your clients and thanks for responding.[/b]
i hope you read this soon, if you are in mineapolis mn...you ae roughly 2 hours away from good bait at good prices.

cadott wisconsin just off of front street. i dont know the name of the place but its a small warehouse and all you gotta do when you get to town is ask where the place that has hog feed and bear bait that is located behind the feed store.....its just a few blocks off of hiway 27...stop at the gas station on the four corners.

they have 55 gal barrels of ceral mix for 37 bucks...(about 10 c per pound) with a 7.00 deposit on the barrel. they have 50 pound 5 gallon buckets of fruit toppings, icings and other stuff for 6.00. they have gallons of liquid smoke for 5.00 per gallon. 55 gal barrels of chips ahoy cookies for 50.00....and marshmallow cream.

you can easily make a trip with a truck and 150.00 will have you in bait till your season winds down to the end.
 

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Great advise as usual

Thanks for the advise. I don't have a pickup anymore so trucking it in from Wisconsin is probably not going to work. The oats and molasses might work in an area on my property that we have seen bear walk by during deer season. I think it's a natural travel corridor and wouldn't require as much bait. The down side is it's also the worst place on the property to try and drag something out. I guess if I keep reminding myself about the bear my brother saw walk below the stand last year it might be worth the effort. He said the bear made me look tiny and I am 6' 6" and weigh 300 lbs.

A guy told me today that a bag of the cheapest dog food you can find works well as bait. Anyone tried predator calls.
 
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