A few years ago I was approached to sign a petition to get a bill banning baiting bears on the ballot. I didn't sign it because like a good outdoorsmen I wasn't going to try and limit hunting techniques that I didn't know anything about. While reading stories on here and on the campfire I see a lot of pros and cons to baiting. It seems really effective(pro). But also as I read one story about a mob of hungry brown bears it seems a bit more dangerous(con). Maybe dangerous isn't the word, but it seems to excite the bears enough to invite disaster. Mostly what I want to know is I guess both sides of the argument. How do you regulate or prevent an unknown hiker or other hunter from accidentally walking into your bait and dealing with hungry bears? What are the ups and downs of baiting bears? It seemed to me the only reason the people wanted to ban baiting was it is a really effective means of hunting bears and they were trying to stop it. So if you could enlighten me that would be great.