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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Standing corn and bears

I have a question for guys out there that hunt standing corn. Are you better off stand hunting the edges or hunting bedding areas further in the thick stuff? (We are talking morning hunt)
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 05:14 PM
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Re: Standing corn and bears

Bears dont have bedding areas..They bed near where they are feeding..Hunt the edge of the corn in the early morning and mid afternoon onto dark...
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Sometimes they'll bed right in the corn. They're attracted to the corn when it's in the milk stage, and will gorge themselves until they vomit. Often they'll stay right there and eat more, then bed in the cornfield. After the corn is dried they don't like it as much, but it's an easy meal, so it still pays to hunt the corn. They'll wander a little more so it pays to hunt the edges. A friend of mine arrowed a bear in New York last year that way. It was near a corn field where it had been feeding.

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Guys, keep in mind it's not legal to hunt standing corn unless you have landowner permission. Hate to see anyone get in trouble over it!

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So your saying that its not legal to hunt property that buts against standing corn.....meaning i am on my property and not on the actual standing corn?
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Re: Standing corn and bears

The bears we hunt feed in a cornfield nightly, then at daybreak, walk almost a half mile to a nasty hillside for the day. We catch them on the journey. We're sure this is what's going on, because for tracks in the snow and bellies full of corn when we shoot them.
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Re: Standing corn and bears

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Guys, keep in mind it's not legal to hunt standing corn unless you have landowner permission. Hate to see anyone get in trouble over it!
I know that's the rule, but it's a bit redundant isn't it? You can't hunt standing crops without permission, but you need permission to be there in the first place, so why even include the redundancy of the crop reference.
It's like saying it's illegal to hunt in your neighbors oak trees without permission,.....I think most understand the concept.
We killed a 326lb and a 396lb still hunting a corn field last year and had others out. My brother, dad, and buddy had sows and cubs within easy range on Monday with the bows, but chose not to shoot. They were hunting standing corn again.
Still hunting the corn can be very effective. They bed, eat, wallow, and even attempt hibernation right in the corn fields.


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We got four out of cornfields a couple years ago by driving. It is a wild experience driving bears in standing corn. The like to run back, and we had one actually run into a guy.

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We got four out of cornfields a couple years ago by driving. It is a wild experience driving bears in standing corn. The like to run back, and we had one actually run into a guy.
Yikes, I hope someone on that drive had toilet paper for the guy after that run in.
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When you know one is ahead of you, and you and your crew are walking down the rows like solders, the adrenaline will flow!

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