I'm a bit unclear regarding the bounty policy. I gather that a bounty is automatically awarded to the accepted answer (if the "bounty"er didn't manually award the bounty.)
Does the system distinguish between an answer that had already been accepted prior to the bounty being awarded? I ask this because sometimes I've accepted an answer at the time because I thought it was a good answer. I might later return to the question and decide to award a bounty because I'd like a better answer or some more info.
Would it make sense, in this situation to "unaccept" the answer, temporarily?