Well after many years of baiting I may have found a real smartie pants. We have a dandy (Carmel) almost blonde colored bear and about 40 crows that have been on our bait for the past week. In all 900 trail cam pic's the bear and the crows are in the bait together.
Well last Friday & Sat. night this smartie pants came in to about 30 yds. below the bait and laid down. You could see him listening and looking around. Both nights he eventually just got up and walked away. At first I was stumped as to why he didn't come to the bait. Well when he did the same thing the 2nd night I was sure of it. He is laying down there and listening for his buddies (the crows) to tell him it's OK to come to the bait.
Well smartie pants I put up a 3rd treestand about 20 yards below the bait so if you come lay at your "Listening Spot" this Sat. night you might just get a new tatoo from my Carbon Express Mayhem Hunter using a VPA 100gr. Terminator as a ink (Blood) spreader!!!
Wish me luck!
Maybe you could try a crow fight tape... Or just a crow call. Make him think the crows are there? Just another idea??? Good luck!
Better post some picks when you out smart him, maybe you can try the crow calls and some crow decoys. (don't know if I have ever heard of decoying bears in) You could be the first to decoy one in! Good Luck!
Smart bear, smarter hunter! I would use a Foxpro with crow sounds to help seal the deal I think but it sounds like you have him dialed.
LOL, great minds think alike. My crow call is in my pack if he stages up again. My buddy went up and sat last night and said the bait area was torn to shreds. Our crib of logs was nocked over and barrell was laid over sideways, so we may have a new bigger bear in the area. He ended up shooting a coyote that came in last night and it died about 8 feet from my stand so I get to smell that now....LOL. I told him to pull the trail cam and bring it to my office today so we can see who all has been visiting this week. The rut is about to get going so we may have another boar in there. The last couple days of the season usually get interesting.