Where in the world were you? I hunt just SE of Yellowstone in heavy bear country and very rarely see them. I saw one in the distance last year, and none this year. You've got some really bad luckAgree 100%.. Just hunted 4 days in there.
Day 1 a single griz was walking straight towards us & the guides ran it off.
Evening of day 2 my hunting companion killed a bull right at dark. The guide had a bad accident which resulted in me staying with him while he lay immobile for about 1.5 hours literally right beside the carcass. During this time we heard the bear "grunting" off in the distance. While the other 2 guys went to retrieve the horses, he decided staying any longer was a really bad idea so we splinted his leg & hobbled out best he could. He's a tough SOB & I began to think that he could probably whip the bear's ass if it showed up. We met up with the others around midnight, finally returning to camp a little before 4 am. After we left, the bear took the head & about half the meat overnight.
Day 3 we crossed a sow & cub at a different location which had multiple caches of buried carcass pieces.
The evening of day 4 my bull died basically in that same spot right before dark. I've never been such a nervous wreck breaking that thing down. Pack mule was going bat shit crazy almost the whole time.
There were multiple encounters by the other hunters in camp too.