Yep, both myself and my son are hooked, especially with this being so close to home and so reasonable in price. My son is already talking about next year as I told him I would buy him a license first.
It really paid to do research and make phone calls as we got on bear almost immediately after placing baits, thanks to those who helped out.
I didn't harvest the second one, I am not going to shoot one just for the sake of harvesting another bear, we looked for a bigger one or a unique marking of some kind and found neither so will try again next year.
Thanks again, and good luck to all that are still bear hunting. I have a 10 year old daughter chomping at the bit to hunt deer with a bow as this is her first year hunting. With this, more whitetail bow hunting, Mule deer and antelope gun seasons in October/November I will have a busy fall from here on out!