Hey - really nice bear, Jay! Congratulations on taking a pretty color phase blackie.
I love the timber in the background. That looks like a really great place to hunt. I've driven through the beautiful state of Utah - from bottom to top on my way from Arizona to Montana - but never had time to stop and look. We even drove right past Bryce Canyon, not knowing that it was one of the most beautiful spots on earth to see!
Maybe we'll get to that another time.
Thanks again for sharing the picture of your beautiful bear.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...