Well the big one didn't get away this year. I shot this bear with my bow at 20 yards (BowTech score again) while sneaking up the trail to my stand at about 10 PM. The bear made it about 10 yards before expiring.
Have not measured the skull yet but from nose to tail with the skull on the bear measured over 7 feet 2". From paw to paw 7' 3" and that is without stretching it.
Thought I would share my pictures.
You know what they say, it is better to be lucky than good.