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New here #7724175
11/22/22 11:05 AM
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I am brand spanking new to this forum,not to trapping been doing that for 50+ years. I live and trap in northcentral Pa. where we have a healthy bear population. My question for the group is "How do you keep bears out of your sets?" This fall so far I have had several sets where a bear stepped on the trap leaving hair in it..luckily none have been held by a toe or two until I checked my line the next morning.
I am not setting on bone piles but rather 50-150 yds away on trails going to and from them. I have tried switching from coyote to bobcat urine and from meat based baits to fish based....doesn't seem to matter to these bears .

Re: New here [Re: WMU3A] #7724195
11/22/22 11:38 AM
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If they're using trails, get off the trails or wait for em to finally go to bed for the winter. They do seem to be more active this fall.

Re: New here [Re: WMU3A] #7724399
11/22/22 06:32 PM
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Use gland lures and no food lures at all until they go to bed.

Re: New here [Re: bearcat2] #7725109
11/23/22 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bearcat2
Use gland lures and no food lures at all until they go to bed.

Bingo.


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