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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:31 PM 08/09/10 (CST)
A new hunting season is about to arrive this weekend with the start of the baiting season for bears! It's also time to start feeding our state bird, I hate those little chihuahua's!!! My hopes are always high this time of the year. But this year looks more promising than most. The early spring has moved all the ripening fruits and nuts up dramatically. Last year we were competing with blueberries as late as Sept 21st! This year they were ripe in July and are basically done. My oak trees have been dropping acorns for a couple weeks already as well. I'm thinking that the natural fall crops will be relatively eaten up by the start of baiting and the bruins could be hungry this year. Anyone have any thoughts? Let the work begin!

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 07:14 AM 08/10/10 (CST)
I was looking for lost arrows with my 12 year old last night and I think you will need an extra coating of SPRAY! On that note what are your thoughts on a Thermacell? The sure work good around the house!



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 01:17 PM 08/10/10 (CST)
Thermacells are great when you are just sitting. When you are moving, working hard, sweating off your repellent constantly, you will definitly contribute to the next generation of mosquitos!!!
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:35 AM 08/17/10 (CST)
Dave I bet this cooler weather has got those baits going! Dont worry though because it will be hotter than HE(hockey sticks) on September 1st! wink smiley



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 02:15 PM 08/17/10 (CST)
Last year was hot also, and we still had almost all of our bears on camera during the daylight. Last year we were fighting blueberries and acorns on the opener. Not this year, we baited Sat, and saw very little in the woods as far as food, even the bear poop was brown and mushy with no nuts or seeds, grazing on grass for now I'm guessing. I'm hoping for a good year this time.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 06:23 PM 08/19/10 (CST)
I have a buddy that is hunting in the no quota zone this year. He is hunting only a few miles from my house so it's easy to help him. We set up a new station on Friday, bait was real limited, basically veggies. The butcher shop didn't have meat scraps yet. He went back to check on it today. Wiped out big time, 67 pic's on the trail cam, mostly at night, but a few daytimers as well. At least 2 different bears already! He's pretty excited. He left it fully stocked with meat, watermellon, and everything. I usually have pretty low expectations about non quota hunting. But maybe we have a honey hole! Of course that would be why the bears are there wouldn't it? We will see if my prediction of hungry fall bears comes true. I'll keep you posted.
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 07:31 AM 08/20/10 (CST)
Non Quota and gardens is how I have labeled it. When people are done with there gardens/sweet corn it heads to the woods and provides lots of food for the bears. Especially overripe sweet corn finds it way and will steel a bear off a bait site. You might be in luck.... only a couple weekends left.



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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 12:13 AM 08/23/10 (CST)
My up north bait stations were all cleaned out. I put out the trail cameras to see what's coming in. But clearly they were hungry. I met some more hunters that were just starting their baiting this w/e. I'm sure I'll meet some more later this week. AARRG! And yes, sweetcorn can be a real secret weapon for bear. The cats out of the bag now!
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 07:12 AM 08/24/10 (CST)
another good cold snap just before the season! Things are looking good for you dave.



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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 04:28 PM 08/24/10 (CST)
According to accuweather, the lows next week are going to be in the lower 40's!! High's in the upper 60's to low 70's. What a pleasant surprise! I might need a sweatshirt in the stand in the evening. 40's, nice bear dragging weather. But hey, it's just a forecast, so I'm still planning on the 90's.
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