A trap will catch a bear

by Sep 17, 2014Maine Black Bear

A trap will catch a bear

Right? While I get the blog about my last hunting adventure edited and ready to go, I wanted to share with you some photos from those same sites that show a trap that Steve has put out.  According to Maine law, you must check your trap every day and as a result of Steve doing this, we are getting some huge bears coming in.

An argument that those who are in favor of banning our effective hunting methods like to make is how easy it is to get a bear.  As you have seen, we have a lot of bears coming into the sites.  And they are big bears!  Bait is helping to bring them in but (spoiler alert) I have not shot a bear.  Neither have Steve or Lorri.  The bears are there, are coming in almost daily but unless you are there at the right place and right time, no bear for you!

Here are some great photos that PROVE that just because you put a trap out, it does not guarantee you a bear.  The trap is clearly seen on the ground in that perfect circle.

Bear just steps away from stepping in the trap
Smelling the trap
Walking around the trap.
So close and yet…
TWO bears and still nothing in the trap

If the anti hunters and those who are supporting this ban think that a trap (legally, you can only have one) will result in a bear, they are SO, SO wrong and uneducated.  These are huge bears and could provide a lot of meat for the upcoming winter.  However, until we can match up our time with theirs, we are going to have to continue to enjoy the photos and keep our fingers crossed.

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