They're alot of fun. We have two digital cams built by Leaf River. They work ok. I think there are faster cameras on the market now, we have some trouble with getting pictures of an animals hind end.
The bait is the best way to keep the animal in the frame and get multiple pics. You will have to cover the bait completely with grass/branches to keep the birds off. Otherwise you'll fill your memory with raven, crow, magpie pics.
Make sure to get a digital, they're way handier!
What area is this place? Are you hunting this cougar? or have a cougar tag? Want me to shoot it, I can shoot it as long as their on Indian Treaty land Just playin'. Naw, really we are going to start hunting cougars in Jan/Feb down here around the Umatilla Reservation. Them are nice, I see these cams alot, going to have to look into one.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....