My brother and I are going to attempt to bait a bear this next spring. I've been looking into it and I think I have the gist of the idea, but looking for advice from someone who actually has some experience.
Here are some of the questions I have still;
1) Can I use a plastic drum or will the bears tear it apart? I like the fact that it isn't as heavy and probably more cost effective, however I don't know if it'll get shredded.
2) I'm thinking about hunting unit 39 in Idaho up near Grimes creek or towards Placerville but really I'm not super familiar with this area, so if there are any local Idahoans that would be willing to offer advice that'd be awesome. I'm not looking to steal your spots, just general suggestions on areas would be great.
3) What are your favorite bait ideas? I've pretty much heard everything from donuts and popcorn covered in jellow powder to dog food and syrup, but if there's a trick I haven't heard I'd love your personal experiences.
4) How does everyone set up their barrel? I want to set it up so it's very apparent how big the bear is, and I sort of have an idea of what that looks like, but the more knowledge I have the better.
Thanks in advance for any advice you might offer!