I drew a DB261 tag for this fall. I've shot four black bear on the ground with my longbow and Zwickie Black Diamond heads and had no problems. I'm thinking of going with a 3-blade Snuffer because they are less apt to plane in the wind than the flatter Zwickies. In my experience with skinning Brown and Black bears, their ribs are just little whispy things, but a brown's shoulders are impressively solid. Three/four blade heads tend to chop through and leave more damage but less penetration while a two-blade tends to slice through but cause less damage and a better chance of a pass-through. Any ideas on a different head for brown bears? I have plenty of time to test and tune a new head.