Well it finally happened! So much hard work and it finally paid off. As far as a story, I had bears coming in all night every night, after 8pm. So i did everything i could to change the pattern and it worked! Shot him from 40 feet out of my tree stand off the bait site. But the biggest story is what this means to me. I shot my last big game in the fall of 2005 (8 point buck), my father passed away in march of 2006 when i was 21. Ever since then, i haven't been able to harvest anything bigger then a coyote. We were hunting buddies and i lost my will to hunt after that. So getting this bear regardless of size means everything to me! And my g/f is also 3 days over-due so the timing was perfect, I can focus on that again! anyways I can explain the hunt better later, and with better pics, but for now here is the only picture i have with me.