Bear attacks are up in Alaska where the bears are protected.
They have learned to associate gun shots with a free lunch. Having lost there fear of guns and humans.
Gun shot. Bingo. In comes Mr. Grizzley or Mr. Black bear to take the game away from Mr. Hunter. Hey no problema Mr. Griz. All that bear would be seeing is my ass heading in the other direction. See yah.
I'll be back for the antlers when your done eatin.
Bottom line is they got to pop a few of the damn things then hang them where there buddies can see them.
These damn black bears are in my damn yard 3 times a week. I hit one in the noodle with a full bottle of bud and the damn thing laughed at me. Laughed.