So a baiting partner and I are discussing moving our bait station a little ways (less then a mile). We've baiting this spot
the spot the past two years and have been hit right at the end of the season (first year was June 20th and last year we went out to pull the station and the bears had eaten all the bait first hit we had that year!) so I think part of the problem is that our location is not allowing scent to really spread, we are in a small tight valley between two hills (1,000 ft ELV gain from valley) that flows into a larger valley. I'm thinking our scent may not leave this small tight valley and we are only attracting bears that are walking within a immediate area.
do you think it would be better to push out into the larger valley, up on a ridgeline above the station (not sure if we can get there) or should we just stay at our current location?
any help on the matter would be appreciated! thanks.