We have 25 bait stands strategically placed miles apart and in areas where we know the biggest bears are found. We start baiting our stands 4 to 6 weeks before the bear-hunting season opens. Our baits are a mixture of food with high protein scraps and food high in carbohydrates. This is what the bears want and need to prepare for hibernation.
Our sighting rate is close to 100% and our success rate is not far behind. Our success rate could be 100% all the time but seasoned bear hunters will pass on smaller bears and wait for a big trophy. Most time they are rewarded but not always.
Black Bears in the area average around 250 pounds. Every year we have guests take a couple of bears up in the 400 pound range. A few years ago a guest harvested a big Black Bear over 500 Pounds. A bear that big is rarely seen because they are too smart. We can accommodate groups of bear hunters as big as 12 people even though most groups are much smaller.