just got done with first hunt of the spring down there, went in on the 14th, 15th we saw eight bears, passed on three the first day, one monster but just a little to far of a shot for the guy, so we opted for the "ethical" choice and let him walk, ended up with a 9'10" on day four of the hunt, probably saw about 12-15 different bears, dens opening up every day, when the sun was out it was hot, but there is stil alot of snow in areas, even at sea level, starting to get punchy around late afternoon, but it was freezing at night with no cloud cover. Bring your snowshoes!!! Rubbed hides was common the last three days of the hunt. Good hunting to everyone headed out for brownies this spring!!