......are there any guides that honestly start baiting prior to me pulling in the parking lot.....I don't know, say maybe a month before the season even? I am going again this fall and have been researching different outfits. Two years ago 6 of us went with a very popular outfitter mentioned on this forum often. When we were shown our bait sites one thing that was readily apparent....at least half of our baits had not been previously baited or even walked up to in one case. Of course the advertisement is, "2 active baits per hunter". The outfitter told us that the baits were all started in June and baited at least twice per week up to our arrival. BS. Upon arriving at one of them his employee that was acting as our "guide" had no choice but to fess up that they don't get to all of them and the rest had only been a couple times over the previous two weeks. Thing is I might have been alright with that if they just told us up front. In the end, 5 of the 12 baits never had a visit the entire time we were there, one bait got hit once in the middle of the night, (it was right next to an active log landing. Who puts a hunter within 50 yards of tractor trailers getting loaded out all day) the other stands worked out. You could not help but get the feeling that it was all about the dollars and number of hunters, just give them two stands, collect the money and hope for the best. I will say, I am not at all bitter, we had a good time, we brought home 4 bears and if push came to shove I would go with them again but for now I am looking for something better. Price is not the problem and I am not looking for a gimme hunt. What I am looking for is an outfit that does what they advertise and takes care of their hunters. Any suggestions? Right now I am looking at a place called Hillsport Hilton which seems to have a good rep but not much written here about them in the past couple years. I am open to any other suggestions. Trying to stay within 8 hours or so of the Soo. Thanks.