Hi, just saw you message I am a guide for Trapper Mikes outfitting In Northern Manitoba Canada. They have been around many years and have well established baits and large bears hitting. You can call Anne Snihoor at 204-677-3563 to ask her some details. If you want some photo's of bears I have guided one was 6"11" not bad at all send me your email address I'm at bcmurphy @mts.net.
There are many other well respected outfitters in Manitoba also just search Manitoba black bear on the internet.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...