Recently I was told I needed to pick up black bear tags even if I didn't intend to go hunting for one. This is because if I did spook one up while scouting my potential moose hunting areas or while hunting a moose and needed to kill it, I'd be covered. (Obviously as long as it wasn't in defense of my moose kill which is clearly stated as illegal in just about every publicaton the state puts out on hunting.) So I did this. And, of course, I didn't kill a bear. Now I have to file a report on those tags, no problem. Don't get me wrong, I am all for filling out forms to help proper game management. My question is, isn't that going to scew the statistics for ADF&G? My concern is that these numbers lead to mismanagement of the population and/or habitat. What say you?