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.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...