Our group of five saw 12 bears in three days. Two were taken, both yearlings, and we watched another hunter 1,200 yards down the line miss a whopper of a bear with his .30-06. I came to know the feeling. On the last morning I took a long shot with a borrowed rifle. It was a clean miss, and I watched the bear look around and lumber off into the wood line. If bears shrug, this one did, not having a clue what all the racket was about.