Even here in interior Alaska, bears will soon be rousing from their winter slumber. For many of us, that means that hunting season is just around the corner, and (where it's legal) baiting is about to begin. If you’ve ever done it, you know that bear baiting is a ton of work, and if your site gets hit by more than one or two bears, it can prove difficult to keep it from running out of attractants. You’ll likely be spending a lot of money, time, and effort replenishing bait, and you may be missing some bears when the barrel runs dry. So think about ways to make your bait last longer and your trips to the site more efficient.