Ingredient No. 2: Popcorn
Looking for an inexpensive bulk filler, Trevor Kunz of Wyoming's 5K Outfitters (5koutfitters.com) discovered popcorn. "It's cheaper than dog food or grain," says Kunz, who runs 35 bait sites over a 40-mile area in the rugged Bridger-Teton National Forest. Unlike wheat, oats, or whole corn kernels, popcorn won't fill a bear's stomach for long, so he'll return to the bait site more often. Last season, with four air poppers, he cooked up 50 55-gallon bags of popcorn. This season, he sprung for an industrial popcorn machine.