See this is something I dislike when the subjects of baiting, captive and trailcamera discussions come up in wildlife photography. Mostly because it isn't actual cheating unless said photo is being miss-represented as to how it was taken. Some consider any form of captive non-domestic animal photograph to be "cheating" but its only cheating if you claim it was non-captive. Trailcameras are said to be cheating because you weren't there to press the shutter, regardless of the fact that placement of a trail camera requires skill if you're to get the shot you want (or indeed any decent shot) and also often allows photographing very elusive or dangerous animals that might otherwise be very hard or dangerous to perform. Plus some animals just won't come near people what so ever which means you'd be highly unlikely to ever get sight of them. Baiting again isn't cheating, in my view, as all you've done is bring an animal already within an environment into a slightly controlled situation within its environment to facilitate a photograph. It could be as simple as the earlier example of getting a bear to turn from showing its back end to its front. Or with high-speed predatory birds it could mean getting them to actually come close enough to photograph more than a dot if you don't have a 1000mm lens I totally appreciate that many prefer wildlife photography to be a bit akin to the idealistic view of hunting. That of man and beast in the wild together; of the challenge of the "hunt" as it were; with the prize in this case being the photograph. I also appreciate that if you've spent weeks getting a single photo that can be gotten in seconds at a baiting site it can be VERY frustrating - because whilst a photo says 1000words it only shows the instant and doesn't tell the story leading up to it. But I'd try to shy away from calling alternative methods cheating. Cheating is only valid if you pre-define what standard and methods are allowable. And since this varies person to person I think casual statements of it being "cheating" is wrong. Now present a competition with rules or some standards to measure each other against and then we can bring cheating to the table.