Here is my situation:
I'm a new bear hunter in the state of michigan, I've got a permit and season opens Friday the 22nd.
I started my bait station a little over a week ago (I know, I should have started sooner, I got some bad advise). Nothing has been to it, someone told me it was because I used Salmon (meat and remains from fishing this season). Here's what I have set up.
-Barell with 12" hole cut in the side attached to a tree filled with Dounts, bread, and cat food.
-12" pit dug about 15' away filled with salmon and then covered with logs and branches to keep out smaller critters.
-2 nearly whole salmon hanging from a branch 15' the other way about 7' off the ground. And they SMELL! DO THEY EVER SMELL!
Here's my question, should I set up a new station? Or just trust my set up and hope they find it in time. Also I KNOW there are bear on the property, they have been spotted several times, and bear signs in the woods are abundant.
Please advise your input is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,