I just shot my first bear ever. I was hunting at Eklutna (not easy). I rode my bike all the way back to the air strip and back again. I was about 1 mile from the parking lot on the lake shore trail when the two of us just happened to run into eachother litterally. When I saw her she was less than twenty yards. She spooked and jumped behind the closest tree. This gave me enough time to get off my bike, nock an arrow, and get ready for the shot. She started to move back towards the creek giving me a perfect shooting lane up the creek. As she steped into the creek I let my arrow fly for a perfect quartering away double lung at about 25 yards. The arrow went clean through and she only made it about 20 yards before she piled up. She is no monster by any means, my first thought when I saw her was dog. For my first bear it couldn't have been better. So now how do you get a small bear out of the woods on a well maintained trail with less than a mile walk? Simple, you run home and get your wheel barrow. Could not have been easier. Definatly got some funny looks from the hikers in the area. Call it dumb luck if you want but that was probably one of the easiest hunts I've ever done. Took the whole bear home and my two buddys showed me how to skin it right in my driveway, while my wife cooked us a good home cooked meal.