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Too Hot to Rut? – Elk Hunting “Outside the Box”

Too Hot to Rut? – Elk Hunting “Outside the Box”

Too Hot to Rut? – Elk Hunting “Outside the Box” by Chad Baart Dreams of elk hunting often include high mountain meadows with heart stopping bugles piercing through the frosty air. These are the times that we often think of when it comes to elk hunting. A time when the majestic elk break from their bachelor groups in search of their own harems. A time when they become vulnerable. This time is known as the rut. Elk spend the greater part of summer feeding on nutrient rich vegetation. Their antler growth continues throughout the summer. As the days grow shorter

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And then there was bear hunting…

And then there was bear hunting...

After only a few hours of googling, ” bear baiting for dummies ” I finally felt like I was ready to start baiting in some bears. I had never bear hunted before but I had gone a couple of times with a friend to bait his sites when I was a kid. That was the extension of my bear hunting resume. There wasn’t much to my resume but I knew by the time the year was over, I would be able to add a whole lot more. The Spring season had already begun by the time I registered my bait

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A bears nose is stronger than a hounds!

A bears nose is stronger than a hounds!

This is Joe from the Yellowstone Country Bear Hunters Association with your weekly bear hunting tip. Scent Control is one the most important factors when hunting bears. Whether utilize a calling technique or spot and stalk a hunter must consider wind and the impressive power of a bear’s nose. It is well documented that bears can actually smell 7 times greater than a bloodhound and 2,100 times greater than humans. The Nasal Membrane in a bears head is one hundred times larger than in a human’s when you couple that with a unique organ called the Jacobson’s organ in the

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Preparing for a Hunt, and going at it alone…….

Preparing for a Hunt, and going at it alone.......

First and foremost before I even get in to hunting alone I want everyone to know that almost any safety advocate would advise against going hunting alone. Hunting with a partner is best practice. Remember the old theory two heads are better than one? But with all that being said there are many hunters, like me, who enjoy hunting alone and do it often. And there are also times where if I waited for someone to go hunting with me I would miss my season! If this describes you too, here are some things to think about with the upcoming

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Bear Urine with Gland

Bear Urine with Gland

Bear Urine is an extremely effective tool when baiting, stalking, and calling bears. Bears are very scent cautious and are always curious of other bears in their areas. The actual rut phase of a black bear takes place in the spring normally around mid-may to mid june. This can vary slightly depending on area. Black bears were tested in a study during the rut phases. Over 300 more scent producing compounds and molecules were found in the anal glands of sows during the breeding phase than during normal season. This PROVES that not only the bear urine and sexual glands

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Tips for Hunting and Trapping Wild Hogs

Tips for Hunting and Trapping Wild Hogs

Tips and tricks for hunting and trapping wild boar and feral hogs. Don’t pile your bait up on top of the ground! Use a post hole digger and dig a hole as narrow and deep as you can; then fill it up with your bait. The top picture shows that the hogs will gobble it up within minutes. If the bait is hard to get to; they will have to take turns; this makes them hang around longer and forces them to sneak in during daylight hours to beat the crowd. This will increase your odds of taking one. Trail

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