Shot me a dandy of a Bear two years ago on a Friday evening, did not apply last year. Bear tasted better than good and made a fantastic rug. The only thing that bothered me was ....after I shot him it was vital IMHO to get him down the mountain as he was a insect/fly magnet. So for 2 days I am looking for a warden to check him out and its still Elk/Mule deer season. I have hung those animals for a couple days with minimal insect activity but the Bear no-way. I see Bear every year.....just thinking.