Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours?

Our hours vary with the season and vary by location during the season.
See our store hours by location: Appleton | Birnamwood | Tomahawk | Phelps | Ishpeming

What if I can’t be there at your open times?

Feel free to call us at 920-419-1238 to schedule an appointment for you to pick up bait at any of our locations.

Do I need to buy bait now or can I buy it in August?

We suggest if you see something you want to buy it right away because there’s no guarantee it will be in stock come August. We are constantly getting new products in as other items run out and can never guarantee we will have that product in stock again.

How much bait do I need?

This depends on when you start baiting, how much you bait each time, how often you bait, how many sites you’re baiting and how many bear are coming in. Typically most people go through 4-5 barrels, including dry bait and sweet toppings, per season but again it depends on the variables listed above. Feel free to ask one of our experienced associates when purchasing your bait as to what they would recommend for your circumstances.

Does bear bait need to be refrigerated?

No. A majority of our bait lasts a LONG time no matter how it’s stored but it’s best if you can store the bait in a cool dry location.

Does your bear bait contain chocolate?

We do not put large amount of chocolate in our baits and not every bait contains chocolate. If you are in a chocolate free state be sure to ask BEFORE purchasing if the bait you’ve selected contains chocolate.

We suggest you avoid large blocks of chocolate due to it being toxic to bears, also please check your local and state regulations for restrictions BEFORE purchasing bait.

Can I get an inventory list?

Yes, all of our current inventory lists are posted on our website for each location, products vary per location. We try to keep them as updated as possible but remember quantities of items can change fast as baiting season picks up. See our bait lists by location: Appleton | Birnamwood | Tomahawk | Phelps | Ishpeming

What forms of payment do you accept?

For in store purchases we accept the following forms of payment at all locations:

  • Cash
  • Check – made payable to Bob’s Bear Bait LLC.
  • Credit Cards (via PayPal) – Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
For online purchases we accept the following forms of payment:
  • Credit Cards (via PayPal) – Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
  • PayPal – for your convenience, we also accept PayPal.

Is there sales tax?

Yes. IRS rules and regulations require us to charge sales tax on all purchases.

What is the barrel fee?

There is a $15 barrel purchase fee for all products that come in a 55-Gallon Barrel/Drum. The barrel is yours to keep or dispose of in a responsible manner. We no longer take barrel returns.

Shipping Information

What can I purchase products online?

All of our Bear Attractant Scents (Sprays, Smears, and Concentrated Solutions) are available for purchase online. We also sell shirts and other miscellaneous items online. All items available online are also available in our stores.

Items purchased online are shipped via USPS for a flat rate of $20 to all states except Alaska and Hawaii.

Free shipping is offered on orders of $40 or more. Visit our online store to see our full line of Bear Scents.

Do you ship Totes, Barrels, or Bags?

Bob’s Bear Bait LLC ships products all over the United States.

There is a minimum of 1,500 pounds for shipping of Dry Bait and Sweet Toppings in Totes, Barrels, Bags, Boxes, etc.

For the majority of Wisconsin, shipping is approximately $75 per pallet if delivered to a business. Residential delivery is a bit higher.

Bob’s Bear Bait works with many trucking companies to ship bait to other areas of the United States. We offer both LTL (less than truckload) and full loads.

Shipping cost is based on your location and the weight and size of the bait products you choose, so have a detailed list of what you’re looking for to better calculate the shipping price.

If we are delivering to a loading dock you will need a forklift or steer skid at the delivery site to unload your shipment.

If you require a liftgate truck let us know when you place your order as this will increase the shipping cost.

Call us at 920-419-1238 to place a bulk order and arrange for shipping, or to receive a quote (serious inquiries only please).

Please have the following ready when you call:

  • List of products and amounts you want shipped
  • Do you need a Liftgate truck?
  • The zip code of the delivery location
  • Is delivery address for a business or is it residential?

Store Policies

Product Use

To be used as ANIMAL FEED ONLY. Bear Bait and scents are NOT for HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

All weights and volumes are approximate.  All products are sold as-is. All sales final. No refunds.

Product Photos

Product photos are representational only. Actual product may vary from photo.

Products vary from barrel to barrel and week to week. Product photos may not always be accurate.

General Disclaimer

All photos on the site are representative only. Actual product may vary from photos shown.
By using this site, you agree that you are aware that Bob’s Bear Bait products are not intended for use use and are for animal food only.
You further agree that you will not hold any party involved with this sale responsible for any mishandled or misused products. You assume all risk of the use of these products.
You agree any any and all products shall only be used as animal food and will be used in compliance with all applicable laws.
Products are sold as is. All weights and volumes are approximate. All sales are final.

Thank you for purchasing your bait with us!