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Old 08-19-2018, 03:08 PM   #1
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My hunting lease in Oklahoma has bears and a bear hunting season.
Iím looking for bulk bear bait, such as candy, sweets, bacon grease, meat scraps, fish parts, trail mix etc.
Does anyone on gear have access to anything like this?
Iím willing to pay.
Let me know!


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Old 08-19-2018, 03:15 PM   #2
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Cheap dog food with syrup, etc. poured over it
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:29 PM   #3
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Used fryer oil. Ask some local fast food places or cafes for some of their old fryer oil usually in a barrel or some container out back.
Grocery stores throw out all kinds of food every day. Dumpster diving works for bait.
Might try old cook up some bacon in a fry pan out in the woods trick that works in non baiting areas.
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:43 PM   #4
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I've always had luck with the dollar store...... a case or 2 of the cheap canned mackerel, cheap chocolate syrup, moon pies, sardines, cereal......etc. mix with deer corn and that rancid old Roy dog food

Then a trip to a day old bread and pastry store

Leading up to season I'd put a decent snack portion in the steel barrel every other day

I put the fish and corn mix in the barrel and would then put some bread and sweets on the ground near the barrel

Stay consistent....... take the same trails/route with the atv when feeding and put out a little of the cover scent you'll be using while hunting. Also, i pee in the general area after feeding

Always brings them in for me


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Old 08-19-2018, 04:40 PM   #5
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Check with local bakeries. I had a lady that runs a donut shop offer all the donuts they throw out for hog trapping. They bake fresh daily and throw out whatís left at the end of the day. You could also check with convenience stores, they will sometimes give or sell for cheap expired goods like snack cakes, cookies, fried pies etc. my uncle raised a lot of hogs paying like $10 a month at a couple stores.
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:58 PM   #6
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Popcorn with honey, peanut butter, syrup, jelly, bacon grease or cooking oil is light weight and pretty cheap
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:05 PM   #7
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Got a friend that gets floor spillage somehow from various candy manufacturers. 2 55 gallondrums of skittles works great.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:11 PM   #8
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When I hunted Oklahoma bear I used these items per 55 gal from:

2-3 bags Ole Roy dog food at Walmart
3 bags small marshmallows
3 bottles cheap maple syrup

Iíve also sprinkled in a few packs of strawberry jello packs in & outside of the bait station which adds good aroma
Good luck
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:38 PM   #9
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Funny thing, when I baited they ate everything but bar s hot dogs, wouldn't touch them
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:41 PM   #10
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Hit craigslist for "bear Bait". I used Lucky charms last year and they worked great as we went 3 for 3 here in Michigan.I used craigslist and found a hog farmer that sold me some feed.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:33 PM   #11
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Cheapest dog food you can find plus molasses or cheap syrup. Last year I went crazy and that didnít hit it any harder than when I went with the cheap stuff.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:54 PM   #12
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I filled up my protein feeder with dog food and popcorn. And then I have barrels with all the yummy, goey, sticky stuff.
I am just hoping that someone on here has a connection to large/bulk sources of bear bait.


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Old 08-19-2018, 09:34 PM   #13
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If you have a bread distributor in area like mrs baireds or hostes they will load your truck with all kinds of bread and sweats for little to nothing. Sonic and I’m sure other fast food places will sometimes let you get grease too
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