That was a pretty good video! It wasn't quite the quality of what is usually seen on TV, but I really liked it.
The only time I hunted bear, we weren't able to get up into tree stands - it wasn't legal in my state at the time. We were in ground blinds - just a bunch of logs and sticks piled up to make a little cover in front of us. We were hunting over bait, but out of 4 hunters no one got a bear.
It always looks exciting when they come right up to the ladder and look up as though they are going to climb up and join the hunter in his stand.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....