This post was so interesting. I am almost in the same boat as you. Thank you all very much for the great advice. Briefly, we established a bait site after seeing a boar while turkey hunting. within 3 days bait was gone. we have been adding to it every other day. We saw a small cinnamon bear on our 4th day, but we still have over a month so we decided to wait. He was about 4 feet tall when he stood up.
We have 3 huge piles of bear scat and a couple of small ones. We know they are there. We saw the little guy at 6:45am...have gone back between 6-10am on 2 occasions (nothing). Have gone in at 6-10pm and saw nothing but an empty drum.
Should we bait early and then stay and forget about the night baiting?
I hope to give you all some pics soon. Good luck Pork.