Wayne Potts has been hunting for 48 years and has never had success hunting black bear, until this year. He had seen bears on his trail cams, he knew they were there, but that hadn't helped any in the past so he was not expecting very much this year either.
He and his 13-year old daughter did spot a mother bear and three cubs during the youth deer season this year.
Potts was in his tree stand on November 19th in Black Creek Township, Pennsylvania when he saw a bear, but did not have a good shot. He saw an opening in the brush that would give him a clear shot if the bear continued moving in the same direction. So Potts moved, and the bear disappeared from sight. Potts worried that the bear was gone, and another unsuccessful bear hunt would end his season. However, the bear reappeared and came into view for a clear shot. Potts aimed his Winchester .270 short mag, fired once, and dropped the bear.
The bear weighed 200 lbs, and will make a nice rug for Potts' home. He shared the meat with his friends as well. "I don't believe in anything you shoot going to waste," he said. From StandardSpeaker.com .