last night around 8pm- ish- wife and i unloading stuff from car, the bears were hooting like crazy. at least one on each side of road. one of them rght out behind house, within (maybe) 150-200 yrds. the one across road was on other side of pond, 250 yrds away. with a crystal clear night, sounds may have been further away. one out behind house sounded close enough to make hair stand up on back of neck!! --yeah!! awesome, when kids heard it three of the four took off like there buts were on fire!!! unfortunatly havnt been able to get out yet, :( --but after listening to them going back and forth last night, decided to stretch the day little further.