Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bears and Anise Oil

     I've kind of gotten back into the lure and scent testing mood lately. One oil I've found that the bears love is Anise oil. Anise oil has a very strong black licorice odor. I put the oil in a scent egg. This is a round wooden ball with the center drilled out and a short stake attached to it so you can anchor it into the ground. Every bear that came by the camera stopped at the scent egg to check it out.













12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like the smell of anise, too. :)

and i see the triplets stopped in! :)

Michelle said...

I have to say that I don't like the smell of anise, but nice to see that the bears do.

Nancy said...

We use anise in a few lures -- funny how they find it right away. I wonder if they like licorice? :)

Leah said...

Great pictures :)

Michaele said...

That is a lot of bears! Who knew they liked licorice?

Brian Balik said...

So many bears! Your bear posts are among my favorites.

Linda said...

Interesting! Well, it's a strong smell so I guess it carries quite a distance.

KB Bear said...

When I took a bear behavior field course this summer, the researchers told me about anise oil, and I forgot until now! I need to try that.

Can you buy scent eggs?

Great photos! I love the bears.

Annula Fotografie said...

What a beautiful pictures of the bears also the night they gorgeous shots
great, topppppp
grt,
Annie
http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

Crissi said...

Wow super!
Crissi

Our photos said...

Great photos!

Erin said...

I know that skunk essence works well, too. Anything to get the bears coming!