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Bear Bait Trap

Old 01-15-2009, 11:08 AM
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Hey guys,

Was wondering if anyone knows a way to make a cheap bear bait trap. I need a contraption that will contain the bait and allow the bears to eat out of it but not take all the bait at once. Essentially make them work for it.

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:53 AM
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Just get a 55 gal steal barrel and cut some paw sized holes in it. Run a chain through it and chain it off to a decent size tree. That way they either have to sit there and paw it out a scoop at a time, or they can roll it around the tree and a little will trickle out as they roll it.


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Old 01-15-2009, 12:37 PM
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Thanks Jeff.

I was hoping for some ideas on alternives to drums. We have to move them and I want something more managable. Any products out there that you can think of?

Do you think some form of plastic will withstand the power?

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Old 01-15-2009, 01:05 PM
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I worked for an outfitterin Canadafor years and they did bear hunts. The drums work well. We even used the plastic drums, they will wear out or breakbut for a season or 2 they work fine. We also used 30 gallon drums on certain sites too, those might be alittle more easy to handle if you need to move them.
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