Several years ago my daughter shot a bear shortly before dark. My son shot his first bear about 15 miles away. When we got back to track my daughters bear it had been dark for several hours. There was not a heavy blood trail but my son-in-law is an outstanding tracker. We came to an area in alder swamp where everything was flattened. At the far side of this area was the bear. There was blood everywhere. Timber Wolves had found the bear before we got to it. The photo shows the bear back at camp the next day.