My wife killed her first bear over the weekend. She ended up shooting him at around 80 yards from a Manfrotto tripod fitted with the GunClaw. I had her shooting my handloaded 140 gr Accubonds out of a .270 Win. She made a great shot to put him down.
We got him out of Valdez over a registered bait station. Those bears have it bad for the sweet stuff and Dinty Moore beef stew. We had bears rolling on that bait both times I was down there. When we killed one bear another was there to take his place within a few hours.
Overall, it was a great trip and I'm darn proud of my wife.