Baiting with pears.

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Recurve77, Oct 14, 2021 at 11:29 AM.

  1. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

    Aug 7, 2012
    I have a buddy that has baited with pears for several years and he claims that is his favorite and most productive bait. I ran into a friend this week that has 2 loaded pear trees and she told me to pick all I want. So I picked @ 100 lbs and put some out yesterday. I went out this morning to see if they had been eaten. This is what I found out.
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  2. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

  3. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 12 pointer

    Feb 10, 2020
    Central Kentucky.
    I gotta tree in edge of my yard deer don't seam to want them
  4. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

    Jan 25, 2006
    The Occupied South
    Have one behind my house and they hit it every night
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  5. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
  6. Mt Pokt

    Mt Pokt 8 pointer

    Nov 8, 2018
    Campbell County
  7. Shelby21

    Shelby21 6 pointer

    Mar 21, 2019
    I did the same thing few weeks back I was told they love pears.
  8. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    Deer will eat them but they prefer apples from my experience. Now the sob-ing bear and yotes will eat them. My dad use to have a productive pear tree in his yard. They were the rusty colored round pears; I don’t recall the name. What we did t eat or can we would put in front of a trail cam. I put out a 50# feed sack of them one time. The first night I got pics of a yote packing them off. Not an hour later a bear shows up. What does he do? He lays down in them and eats the whole pile. He would eat a bit, lay down, eat some more, roll in them in some more. They were gone within 3 hrs. Last time I put out pears.
  9. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    But deer will eat them; don’t get me wrong. Yotes liken too. My uncle would set steel taps under his and catch 3-4 when they started dropping.
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  10. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

    Nov 28, 2013

    What the “shells” going on here? Thems for deer not box turtles.
  11. 3PointSlayer

    3PointSlayer Fawn

    Aug 3, 2021
    Between The Bridges
    I put a feed sack of them out one year, Gray foxes ate every bit of them
  12. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

    Nov 28, 2013
    I suspect if deer are not used to them might take them a bit to learn they are tasty
  13. web splitter

    web splitter 8 pointer

    Feb 3, 2015
    I think it is like most things, the deer prefer some trees over others. My neighbor has 3 and they hit one much harder than the other 2.
    I have an Apple tree in my yard and they pretty much keep it cleaned up.
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  14. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2010
    louisville kentucky
    I picked apples at a couples house before bow season opened and they said the deer will come up in their yard to eat their apples and pears like nothin. I would’ve picked pears but the trees were so thick with bees I couldn’t get to any
  15. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

    Dec 1, 2006
    Kornfield County,KY
    Here is a story my Grandmother told me. Her farm was a mile off the blacktop
    and secluded by woods. There were two big pears trees she could see from her kitchen
    window that were about 75 yards away by a old small dried up pond.
    The trees were mostly loaded ever year.Every year for several years she told me
    and my brother about a buck with great big horns as she called them, that would come and eat
    them. She said she would see him on the old pond bank ,but only after several good heavy frost
    would he appear. He did not show up till that happened. He would eat pears that had fallen on the
    ground beneath the tree and then she would look back for him and he would be gone.I asked her
    what times he came and she said all different times...I nor my brother ever seen him.
    We did find where he bedded in the old dried pond though.He was only seen by her till the pears
    were all gone.We asked why he only came after the heavy frost and she said the pears would be
    much softer and sweeter then for him to eat..............

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