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The battle of baiting and hunting nocturnal bears

The battle of baiting and hunting nocturnal bears

By Nick Hopkins Www.boarmasters.com Bear hunting is extremely challenging,  but is also one of the most adrenaline packed hunting adventures you’ll ever do.  There are many methods and options for pursuing and hunting bears and all provide some great challenges.  I get in conversations every year with people who have never had the chance to hunt bears.  Many of those same people think hunting bear over bait isn’t fair, or not as challenging.  Well I’m here to tell you baiting bear will be one of the most challenging but rewarding hunts you’ll ever do.  I’ve hunted many different animals including

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Top 5 bear baiting tips by Nick Hopkins

Top 5 bear baiting tips by Nick Hopkins

Top 5 Bear Baiting tips By Nick Hopkins Boarmasters Scents 1)Location: Location is extremely important to achieving a successful bait site. Start by looking for tracks and scat in dense, dark areas, old timber growth near water and around spring food sources. Basically, you’ll need to find the where the bears want to be. Pick a spot that will allow the bait scent to travel easily and quickly into areas that you think will be holding bears, such as the head of a canyon or multiple canyons. Note the prevailing wind direction and look at areas on the upwind side

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Love for the working dog by Mike Pimentel

Love for the working dog by Mike Pimentel

  LOVE FOR THE WORKING DOG by Mike Pimentel The May sun was blazing down on us as we reached the summit and stepped out onto a big rock out cropping. We sat down to take off our snow shoes which have seemed to hinder us more at times in the soft snow than do us any good. Above the slight breeze and swaying of pines we could hear a slight rumble up canyon in a small basin, it was the hounds! As we strained to hear them better we could start picking out certain dogs and their distinct barks

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Snaring Feral Hogs

Snaring Feral Hogs

BOARMASTERS MANUFACTURES THE PERFECT HOG SNARE. CLICK HERE Great Article from the Agrilife Extension Texas A&M System Snaring Feral Hogs Chancey Lewis, Matt Berg, Nikki Dictson, Jim Gallagher, Mark McFarland, and James C. Cathey* Feral hog populations across Texas are damaging water quality, wildlife habitat, home landscapes, and agricultural production. To manage these animals effectively, landowners and managers must deploy a diverse set of approaches. In situations where capturing a small number of animals inexpensively and with little maintenance is desirable, snares can be a key component of a larger control strategy. Advantages • Snaring is relatively inexpensive and does

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Coyote Light Night Hunting light

Coyote Light Night Hunting light

We are now a dealer for the new Coyote Light!  A very impressive super bright night hunting light.  Its the Team BoarMasters light of choice!  Were proud to be a dealer of a rugged Made in the USA product. Coyote Light Predator Hunting Light High Performace predator hunting light.  This light is built strong with an aluminum housing and non-reflective matte black finish.   MADE IN USA Coyote Light is an innovative hunting light developed by predator hunting enthusiast for predator hunting enthusiast. This remarkable hunting light features the highest performing red LED lighting technology in a sleek matte black

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Mastering Wild Hog snaring with Newt Sterling

Mastering Wild Hog snaring with Newt Sterling

Newt Sterling has excellent snaring credentials. He routinely snares red and gray fox, raccoon, beaver, otter, muskrat and mink in the salt marshes around his home in Port Republic, New Jersey, and has snared coyote in Ohio. While on a bear hunting trip in Ontario he set a half-dozen snares and caught a huge timber wolf the second day. He has done plenty of demos, including the NTA Conventions, and has been an instructor at the Fur Taker’s College in LaGrange, Indiana. Newt has also worked as a Predator Control Contractor with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, catching fox,

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Bear Hunting for beginners

Bear Hunting for beginners

Bear Hunting Basics Hunting a bear is one of the most exciting types of a game a hunter can go after. Ask any hunter that has hunted bear and they’ll claim the experience is like no other. The actual tracking and stalking of a bear is just as much fun as actually getting one. However, before going on the hunt you’ll need to make sure you follow all hunting safety regulations and hunting laws in that region. You’ll also need to make sure you have the right licenses and permits; not only can you be fined and lose your equipment

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What is a “Crib” around a bear bait barrel

What is a "Crib" around a bear bait barrel

>>THE CRIB< A crib around the barrel is a pile or stack of stick, logs brush, etc that forces the bears around the front side of the barrel.  Without a crib we have had several bears sit behind the barrel and reach around the barrel to grab food from the ground or inside the barrel, the crib will keep the bear from doing this.  it also helps protect the bait from small scavengers and birds which eat a lot of food when the bear is not around. Place your barrel, treestand and crib wisely and you’ll get the quartering away

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How to build a bear bait barrel

How to build a bear bait barrel

We have had many requests on how we build our bear bait barrels. We decided to drag along the video camera while building this years model. The video below will take you step by step trough our building process. We even answer the age old question, how big should I make the hole! http://youtu.be/3s2cWf9P2HE This year we made the decision to add yet another bar in the bottom of the barrel. Our intentions are to hold the remaining bait as long as we can. In all of our setups we only like to bait once with enough bait to last

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Bear Baiting Tips by Gage Brock

Bear Baiting Tips by Gage Brock

By Gage Brock Hunters Journey Magazine Sitting on my tree stand I could see three bears on the next ridge in the brush, they were scattered from 100 to 400 yards away. I was running out of light and I couldn’t understand why they weren’t coming to my bait. I had an active bait with a lot of bear sign. I only had the weekends to hunt and the season would end in two weeks, I was ready to have a bear in bow range. Sitting in a tree stand you have a lot of time to think about what

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