Wisconsin Zone B Bear Bait HelpContributors to this thread:
My buddy and I both have a Zone B bear tag. I plan to only use archery equipment where he will most likely use a gun. My Dad has a cabin in Phelps,WI and would like to hunt close, but willing to travel a little bit as well. I don't have the time to bait but willing to help when I can on wknds on setting stands/bait/cameras/etc.... I want to be apart of the hunt but understand it may take a daily or every other day commitment to keep baits active. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would like to chat more. Thanks for your time!
Where do you live?
I live in southern WI about a 4 hr trek to Phelps.
If you don't have the time just contact some guides and go guided....WI bear hunts are pretty cheap
I have looked for guides, but there are none close to the Phelps area atleast that I could find. All others are a 1 hr drive or more. I should of mentioned that previously but please understand that I have been calling all local taverns in the area, fishing guides, Facebook but having a hard time finding serious folks in the local vicinity. I have vented out all internet resources, this being another avenue.
Post in the Wisconsin State forum. Also there are a couple Wisconsin bear hunting/baiting groups on Facebook you could join.
Thanks Woodguy, should of checked that out earlier for the State Forum. I made a post there too now. I am apart of all the Bear groups on Facebook, but the only person that is close seems to be more into Hounds than bait.
I am surprised you even found one an hour or so away. Most guides in Zones A &B are booked a year or two out. How many points did you have to draw with? I am sitting on 11 for B with no luck and am looking to book soon for either 2025 or 2026 soon. I live in the Crivitz area and will check around to see if anyone knows anyone around phelps. Good luck
Could you pay someone local to bait for you? Is that legal?