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Wisconsin Zone B Bear Bait Help
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Contributors to this thread:
Josh 31-Jan-24
Groundhunter 31-Jan-24
Josh 31-Jan-24
g5smoke21 31-Jan-24
Josh 31-Jan-24
woodguy65 31-Jan-24
Josh 31-Jan-24
xtroutx 31-Jan-24
xtroutx 31-Jan-24
Jebediah 31-Jan-24
From: Josh
31-Jan-24
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!

From: Groundhunter
31-Jan-24
Where do you live?

From: Josh
31-Jan-24
I live in southern WI about a 4 hr trek to Phelps.

From: g5smoke21
31-Jan-24
If you don't have the time just contact some guides and go guided....WI bear hunts are pretty cheap

From: Josh
31-Jan-24
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.

From: woodguy65
31-Jan-24
Post in the Wisconsin State forum. Also there are a couple Wisconsin bear hunting/baiting groups on Facebook you could join.

From: Josh
31-Jan-24
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.

From: xtroutx
31-Jan-24
dbl post

From: xtroutx
31-Jan-24
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

From: Jebediah
31-Jan-24
Could you pay someone local to bait for you? Is that legal?

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