So what's your take on this scenario? I got a buddy who owns a bagel shop. So about a month ago, he gives me about 100 lbs. of bagels leftover from his shop. So I brought them home and stored as much as I could in my empty freezer, since I just about used up all my moose and caribou meat. Anyhow, the only problem is that some of the bagels stink to high heaven of garlic. It got me thinking. Does garlic have a negative affect on bears? My first thought was, I bet these will work great because they smell so strong. But then I started to second guess and I thought. Maybe bears are afraid of garlic. Bottom line is I don't know because I never used garlic on bear bait. I have completely stopped using any meat scraps or grease because of too many Brown bears in the past. But I have never heard anything about garlic. Can anyone confirm or deny whether or not garlic scares away bears?