First Time Pileated Wood Pecker - Bear Suet

by Harold
(Cumberland, WI)

My son drew a bear harvest tag last fall after waiting 8 years... With his harvest we found we had over a hundred pounds of fat which we put up in gallon plastic bags and froze for bird suet this winter.. We have been doing this with fat from deer we have harvested for years, but this time, using bear fat, we have attracted a pileated woodpecker at our feeders. We have never seen one here before in the 12 years we have lived here a couple of miles East of Cumberland, WI.. He seems to like cracked corn as well.


That same son many years ago at age 16 was in a duck blind many miles from here and he harvested a red head duck with a strange bill..... you can guess the rest. I remind him of that every once in a while when he comes home with a trophy animal and meat from a hunt in some far off country...

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