Our season starts on Aug 27 so i'll be out there soon laying bait's. Bait site's already established in spring so it won't take long for them to hit. As some of you know I do a lot of guiding for outfitters in Northern Manitoba. I have picked up a lot of tip's and tricks over the years to get bears in. Here's an inexpensive tip i'll share with you. This is when you are going to first start baiting and to draw others in once you're site is established.
It costs about 93 cents per bait site and lasts almost 2 weeks in the elements. It's
a GEL BATHROOM FRESHNER. They come in a plastic casing that you twist open. I buy vanillia and strawberry only. I put my bait in the barrel or tires depending on my site and look for sapling about 15 feet high and open up the freshner,tie a rope around it the middle of the gel and onto the top of the sapling and gently let the sapling up.
They are great to use in you're tree stand as well as you are high up and it acts like a cover scent.
The only thing I can't figure out is when I buy 15 or more of them at once at the store, I get a lot of strange looks from people. lol
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...