Sparky offers some great bear hunting tips and tricks. Beware that baiting and other factors of bear hunting vary from state to state.
Sparky’s pro-tip is to buy a box of tampons and soak them in vanilla extract or hickory smoke. The sweet smell and taste with draw in the bears in. Baiting you traps can be done with lots of food items. Sparky suggests bread, dog food, grease, and most scraps you have access to.