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When does the bear baiting begin and how are the apples and other natural food sources looking like this year
You can start baiting 30 days prior to the first day of bait season. Which is August 29th-September 24th
How do I get a bear that comes in just before day light to daylight hours? There is heavy competition through out the day and I usually bait it every two days at lunch. I've also slowly started to put less bait. Any tips or tricks? I can't go everyday because of work.
Beardude , I don't hunt bear . I'm in eastern Ma , so please forgive me if I am off base or missing something .
Perhaps this bear is going someplace after his pre-light snack and you could meet him there. Getting to that place that is down the timeline of his travels is a common hunting issue . Where is he going to sleep it off ? Cameras along his exit rout may help put you in his daylight travel and show you where he is headed. Good luck with this .
New law. If you get caught baiting deer for the 2nd time, you lose your hunting lic for good in Maine.