Guy make sure you shoot the correct type of bear. A few years ago a fellow in Idaho just over the line from us up Highway 12 shot a grizzly bear that came into bait thinking it was a black bear. Just saying it could happen. The grizzly bears have been doing really well here in Montana and are expanding their range a lot.
Damn, that sucks. When I went on my hunt, my brother and I went together; I got mine and he didn't. It was bittersweet. Yeah, I know you've done bear before, but it's always a bit of a gut punch to go home dry.David - my hunt came and went without me firing a shot. One of the guys in camp nailed a good black bear with his 45-70.
In other news a grizzly was captured in Washington:
Rule of thumbFrom all I’ve read and understand black bear attacks are much more likely to be predatory in nature than a grizzly attack. Black bears seem to feed on the victim if killed more often than a grizzly bear. Grizzly bears are larger and have a more sour temperament. Black bears tend to have a more even temperament but will stalk and predate humans more often. To me it’s an odd paradox.