I have to ask MedicineMan... When talking black bears I've never done anything but run towards them getting as good a shot and as close a shot as possible.
I have a friend in NJ and he regularly posts bears up on his deck and getting into stuff. I have to wonder what the difference is between here and there as bears do not regularly do the same things here. most cans here are bear proof. Maybe they have more bears ??, Maybe we shoot more bears that get into trouble. It is interesting
Maybe you should find a slow friend to take with you on your excursions. Just don't get to attached.
Jeff...this is a mighty good shot for sure. I'm just glad I wasn't there with you.