Well finally connected before heading south for 3 years before returning to AK to retire. Movers were coming on monday to pack us up and I managed to connect on a nice sow on saturday morning (June 22nd). F&G Squared her at 8'5 with a 22 7/8 skull, and shot placement at 100yds was dead on (shattered shoulder and the round severed the spine) she piled up no more than 5 feet from where she was hit. Great hide which was surprising due to the heat we have been having up north. The bear is up with RJ at Pro Taxidermy to have a nice shoulder mount made. the 15 mile ride in was brutal though on the ATV I can attest to that (my butt was numb for 3 days) but getting a chance to have my Son out on his first successful bear hunt was well worth all the pain and mosquito bites.