Put the trail cam on the tree with the white thing on it. And put a branch on the top to angle it down. Better close up for the shots. Also put a 5 gallon bucket there so you can use it for size comparison on a bear there.
the white thing is an old t shirt I wore for a day trying to get the bear used to my sent. The tree with the cam on it is the same distance away from bait and about 4' up the stump is about 5' high and cam is pointing north swamp is on west (left) and a thicket on east (right) I thought about moving cam to a steel post and move it closer, a little nervous about losing cam. Also the cam is about 18' from bait
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...