I've done a search on here and the net and found nothing about what people recommend for holes in a bait barrel. I have a 55 g. metal drum with a removal top. I was suppose to bait last year but my hunting buddy got sent to Iraq short notice. So I got my barrel last year but didn't get it cut or get to try baiting at all. We took the bait class last year also.
1. Where should I put the hole/holes for the bear to get the bait?
2. How many should I put in the barrel to keep them interested but not stealing all my bait?
3. Should I have the barrel sitting up or on it's side?
I know I'm going to have the barrel chained to a tree but I haven't cut any holes yet because I was wondering what is common practice for the those of you that have been doing this year after year. Pictures or references would be outstanding, but any help and all help is needed.
This will be my first year so it is going to be a learning experience first and formost. Hopefully I'll be able to see some bear action and maybe get a chance at hanging a rug on the wall.
We'll see, any help or hints will be greatly appriciated!