Each year I learn a little something or decide something isnt worth the effort it seems like. My first year my bait site was a gooey sticky mess, old fruit and bread, cookies, cakes etc.. I packed in a lot of stuff that made little or no difference. I have experimented with several barrel designs and camera angles. I have found that with the plastic barrels I use if the feed isnt easy to get to the bears will make it easy to get to which means destroying my barrel., I could go to metal but that is a lot of extra weight so I prefer the plastic. I like my barrel to stand on end with a chain around the top and one around the bottom and a couple holes 2/3 the way up the barrel that way it still holds a lot and they can still reach the bottom. I also like a hinged door at the top to make it easy to pour the feed in. I now use pre packaged feed almost exclusively because its not messy and its easy to pack however I do usually top it with a couple gallons of burnt honey because they like the sweet stuff but it soake to the bottom so if something happens and I dont get up soon enough to restock the bait the sticky stuff on the bottom gives them something to play with and possibly hold them off a little longer till I can get up there... .. after a run in with an unwanted human visitor my barrel is now painted camo also. I have pretty well refined my scent set up that I like to use and have not made any changes to that. Another change I will be making this year is adding a second camera. I am not sure exactly how I will set it up but I am thinking video mode for the second camera would be a fun thing to play with. I am curious to know what things people have done to change their baiting techniques.