This worked for me. I have had bait last over a year without refrigeration. I got used deep fryer grease from a bakery in 5 gallon buckets. Mixed grain and cooked meat scraps etc. with the grease when the grease was warm / melted. Put the lid on the bucket. When the grease solidified it kept the mixed ingredients from spoiling. No mold at all. Some of these buckets sat out in summer heat in direct sunlight for months. You can dump this with your dry bait.
I can't start baiting until Sept 1st. Got a good spot this year. I've got a stand close to a used bear trail going from a swamp to a dense beech nut stand. I know for a fact one of the two I know of in the area is in that swamp during the afternoons (real thick). Should I bait just off from the bear's trail, or could I plop that food right on it? I don't know if disturbing its route would scare it off or not.
No matter where you put the food he's gonna eat it could be 20, 30 yrds off of it he'll still no matter where it is come for it. Its a free meal there always up for a free meal man. If you bait there they will come lol give it a try man Im sure you will have some good luck.
jfrench, I would find your best stand / blind site down wind from the trail and set up your bait crib there. Keep your back toward an opening that he won't want to circle through to check for your scent when you are in your stand / blind. Get in the thick stuff where he will feel safe coming in before dark. Drag a rag with scent up to the trail from your crib if he does not hit your bait in a few days. Remember the big boars like dark, cool, damp and thick cover. I would stay off of his trail. Good luck. Let us know how you do.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.