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At the end of May we will be traveling from eastern Nebraska to Sioux Lookout Ontario for a bear hunt. Part of the fun of this hunt is that we get to do much of our own baiting. Is there anywhere in western MN, Winnipeg or Dryden area to get some good prices on bait? We can either cross at International Falls or go up to Winnipeg and then head east. Thanks
Lucky 7 Bear Bait in Cambridge MN would be worth a look, they have tons of stuff for sale and I wish they delivered to Alaska!
Check out Craigslist. Bait suppliers will often post up what they have.
There’s Land mark feeds just south of Winnipeg they sell bear mix grains with the stuff in it. I never buy from there but they have it. Office 204-355-6015. Sales 1-204-355-6015. Good luck shoot straight.
Going to Cambridge MN on Tuesday next week for a 1 of many loads of Bear Bait...
Maybe try Trophy Adventures Bear Bait in WI. I have not bought anything from him but spoke to Eric in the phone a couple times and seems very helpful and good to deal with.
lived in Cambridge 52 years, we left in 92. Will have to check this place out this fall when visiting family.
Many years ago in Alberta, our daily hunt routine included our host raiding a couple Tim Hortons dumpsters :^)
Are you sure it’s OK to take bait across the border ?
It is allowed for non residents to bring bait into Canada. We bring bait across International Falls for business and personal bear hunting. Just declare... Lucky Seven Bear Baits will be delivering a semi load to a depot in Dryden in Early May.
Phone for prices on both sides of the border, Buying on the Canadian side should get you a hefty discount with the exchange rate.
Bear bait is allowed in to Canada only if is good enough for human consumption too I had guys trying to bring expired chocolate and other expired bait , they had to live it at the border, If I were you I’ll be calling the border for information
Pasquel, they actually made it easier to declare Bear Bait at the border.... We have never been denied, chocolate and all!! Lucky Seven is actually our closest distributor. They know what it takes for a load to get into Canada.
Honey as bait maybe the exception not allowed going into Canada. At least it was a few years ago.
Maybe the new trade agreement changed that.
When I brought meat scraps thru the Soo port, they wanted to check it. Now that CWD is high profile, meat scraps might be under closer scrutiny.
Meat scraps are not allowed into Canada!!! I tried it years ago and had to go back to the us to dispose. Also will not allow Liquid smoke at International Falls for some reason. No dry dog food. You can bring rolled corn and oats though...
Everyone in this area buys from lucky 7.
There are probably regs limiting bringing raw meat scraps across an international border for b as it purposes, might look into that.
I'd just get some candy from l 7.
No dry dog food ?? That’s crazy.
With the crappy CDN dollar right now, wouldn’t it save you a bundle just buying over on this side?
Some country's put a chemical into dog food ie: China...a few dogs were dying so Canada banned importing dry dog food. Also had something to do with dog food being made out of bone meal.I was warned 2 years ago. Maybe changed now.
Tried getting Bear Bait out of Canada... would cost a fortune to get it shipped. Because there are quite a few of us having bait delivered, we get shipping at a good price out of Cambridge.
Restaurant Grease and dog food is hard to beat.
I thought you guys made dog food out of horse meat up there Chris..... Now you guys want to nit pick OUR dog food.... ha !! :-). Just kidding...!!
I buy my dog food from Walmart... 44 pound bags. I use a lot of it for filler bait. Also good for baiting wolves. Mix it with peanut butter from Lucky seven...
Chocolate has been mentioned a couple of times. Michigan has outlawed its use. Supposedly toxic to bears.
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Yes.... No chocolate in Michigan. It’s poison to bears like it is to dogs.....
For a diy bait what about regs on fish, I know a guy that carries a cast net with him up there and throws for suckers. should be a good time of year for that. Also get them before going (carp/shad) and cut up in big chunks and freeze in large containers of water. Good luck with your trip ! ,
Ah yes...bait purchasing time! I go to Walmart once a week and spend way to much money buying food for bears every spring. It’s funny cause I won’t step foot in there any other time of the year but come bear season I’m a regular! Should see the looks and hear the questions I get !
Unproven to be poisonous to bears. Just a way to ban baiting. If it were poisonous or toxic, no jurisdiction would allow the use chocolate for bears. I have pics of bears eating chocolate M&M's, etc. Same bears are still hitting baits 2 years later. Also, dogs are not to eat raisons as they are toxic to them.... bears love raisons!!!
Back in the 70's and 80's we use to use suckers. When we got the Spring hunt back the OMNRF compliance Specialist (Dryden) said no more to dip netting suckers.
Chris...... I’m no biologist..... but I’m pretty sure the ban on chocolate was based on a couple of dead cubs found near bait piles that died from chocolate. I think the darker the chocolate.... like pure cocoa..... the more dangerous it is supposed to be.... most especially to cubs.
Michigan is in no way trying to outlaw baiting for bears at this time. We fought that battle back in the 90’s and won..... keeping baiting and hounds for bears legal. The Michigan Bear Hunters Association was in favor of the chocolate ban. Peace.
I would think that if there was any basis to their theory, proven theory, other jurisdictions would have jumped on the band wagon instantly.... they did not!! Much of Lucky Seven Bear Bait has chocolate in it some how. Was there an actually case study done on the dead bear cub Chris??
Haha, funny stuff, all the random advice. Just buy from lucky 7, whatever he recommends and he knows all the border issues. No problems.
I’ll have to look for the information on it. I’m a member of Michigan Bear Hunters.... The ban has only been for the last few years.....
Big Bear, I just googled it. Your correct!!! Back in 2014 there were 4 bears found dead in New Hampshire. They had a high level of an ingredient called Theobromine. Study says most bears will stay away from the most bitter chocolate, they just go to another food source. New Hampshire banned the use of Chocolate in baiting bears also.
Bingo. I knew that I wasn’t full of crap.... ha !!!! Like I said.... I believe it was the darkest and purest chocolate that was found to be dangerous...... but The Michigan Bear Hunters Association was proactive and promoted a ban on all chocolates in our baits to protect our bears. It might be a bit extreme.... because a chocolate covered glazed donut might not pose a threat....... But the stance was that it’s better to be proactive and safe than be sorry.......
Thanks for the tips. Lucky 7 seems to have the best supply, but it is really out of the way. I will get in contact with them about getting some when we go through Dryden to see if we can work something out. Thanks again!
If your close to Little Falls wildwood baits Has a great selection and good bait worth a stop.
Hmmm. If I'd known years ago that dark chocolate killed bears, there'd be way more moose where I hunt.
Depends what you want to spend. There are lots of places to buy grains for cheaper than what I've heard Lucky 7 has for bear bait, but from what I understand it is top notch bear bait. Feed Rite is one place to buy in Winnipeg right on a major highway. You can buy your 60-30-10 or Oats/Molasses and Corn/Molasses bags there.