Pro tactics from TV’s Canada in the Rough for successfully hunting black bears wherever they’re found across the land
#2 SELECT A SET-UP SPOT
Once you’ve determined what core area to hunt, pinpoint the best spot to place your bait and treestand or ground blind. First, you must take the area’s prevailing wind into consideration. The wind should hit the bait first, then your stand and finally out the direction in which you entered the area.
You also need to position your set-up so that you can walk in and out without entering the area you expect the bears to come from—once your boots hit the ground, you are leaving fresh scent. If you’re running multiple bait sites, separate them by at least five kilometres, as bears will travel quite a distance in a single night to visit multiple food sources.