Got to my stand at 1543. Took a look around no bait in barrels . Settled in to the stand . I like to read the reg when in stand . Started to read the regs and before I got to page 7 (and I skipped 1-6) I see black feet and legs walking about 50 yards away. Put down the regs grab the camera. Wait for 15 minutes bear didn't show up.
Put away camera Pick up the regs and again when I finished reading page 7 I look over the book bear is at the barrel. Not a clue where it came from.
. Since there was no food it hung around a few minutes .
It was the larger of the 3 small bears I have here $150-175 lbs It headed off into the alder swamp. An hour latter a see another bear coming up the same trail the from the swamp This little guys be luck to weigh in at 75lbs It managed to get a little popcorn seeds from the barrel but it goes though a top barrel hole 8 " across up to its hips
When it left there it headed in the direction of the carrot site at 653 meters away.
Since i had seen both most of my bears I went to the carrot pile to wait for this bear.
He never did show up.
Try again tomorrow evening