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Black Bear hunting tips and techniques for hunts in Ontario, Canada
Camp Narrows Lodge offers trophy black bear hunts in Ontario, Canada. Here are some tips and techniques on hunting bears. Smell is key. When figuring out where to place your bait, no what your predominate wind is. The bears need to smell whatever you are putting out there. Beaver pond areas work very well for us or along creek beds. The bears love eating beavers, so they are already attracted to these areas. Also grasses are a big part of their diet so this is also found in abundance around a pond. Tree stand placement is key as well. We hunt off the lake so most of the bears are coming from the bush side. You need an open area to make sure you get a good shot.
Baits and Baiting for bear hunts
Anything that smells sweet, rotten etc all work. We use dog food covered with molasses, oats covered with grease and pastries if you can get them. A stink barrel is something you need as well. We use one that we just pour fish guts in while we are baiting alongside where the bait is. It also attracts a lot of birds which the bears hear. Sugar burns as well call them also work. We have a fish cooker and a big old steal wash basin. You heat that up and put a handful of brown sugar in it and it will start to smoke. Watch you don’t get it to hot, you do not want it to start on fire. Just a slow bubbling smoke. It smells like burnt caramel. Let that blow back into the bush while you are finishing the baiting. While sitting at the bait hunting, you can also use a coffee can full of honey or brown sugar with a sterno can going. This will keep a small amount of smoke blowing around you bait and into the bush. The bears coming walking in with their noses up in the air. We also hang something in the tree so the bear stands up and you can check what sex it is. Remember, it takes many years for a sow to become a breeder. So let them be. Always keep an eye for cubs. They almost always come in first. They are fun to watch.
If you have any more questions on tips and techniques on bagging yourself a trophy black bear, give us a call or email us, 1-866-294-5067