Me too. It wears on you having to be so hyper vigilant all the time during those peak bear conflict times of spring and fall. Bears here compared to Alaska are smaller but meaner because food is so scarce during much of the year and they are overpopulated which makes things even worse. No way I would hunt the places I work anymore because the bears run toward gunfire now. They learned quick that gunfire leads to food. Last year a co-worker had 4 bears come in to the deer he shot before he could even get it all quartered and tied up on packs. He got away with two hind quarters and his butt intact. I guess I am not tough enough anymore but, I get my meat from the butcher these days.I won’t flame you for those answers. Hope you never have to use either one. Kudos to your lady friend. Gives me shivers.....