WABI in Bangor is reporting that the annual baiting of bears with yummy treats like doughnuts started this weekend. Maybe that's why it smelled so good everywhere!

Before you freak out, Maine State Biologists say that laying bait is an important part of keeping the bear population under control. Here's what they have to say about the practice and how it helps.

Maine's bear hunting season opens in late August, but the laying of bait starts a few weeks earlier.

Get all the info on the 2018 Bear Hunting & Trapping seasons from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife here.