There are some big and beautiful black bears in Greg's neighborhood. Then there are the other neighbors: Even bigger, and definitely more intimidating, brown bears. Baiting is the preferred (and only legitimate) tactic here, and brown bears are as drawn to Greg's baits as the blacks he can legally pursue. Of course the brownies present a whole different set of problems not normally encountered by bear hunters. Browns are more likely to be aggressive toward people, forcing Greg to always go doubly-armed (a bow for the blacks, serious firepower for the others) and always with a partner.