I live in Ontario Canada and am having a problem with an bear outfitter. Pretty much every inch of the province is assigned to an bear outfitter and since they can't expand and the money is sooooo good, they will do anything they can to drive the locals (me) off and use the site for their clientele.
Over the last 10 years, he has managed to drive me off half my (and my buddies) sites by cutting down our tree stands and destroying bait sites. I have caught him once but instead of having him charged, I opted for the police to read him the riot act, if he ever did it again. It stopped him for two years but he is back at it again, just more careful.
This year I have bought some trail cams in the hope of deterring him or catching him which leads me to my question.
Would you place the camera so that he gets caught coming into the bait station before he does something or would you place it so he may not notice it until after he has done something.
My option would be the first, so that he decides it is not worth the risk anymore, because I believe the second choice will result in a stolen trail cam or at least badly shot up.
What would you do and if you have a third choice, I would be glad to hear it, provided it does not mean going to another area, I have way to much invested.