Yeah, but had you hit 'em with a slug that woulda learned 'em real good and quick like and and they wouldn't never come back 'gain. See they learned that getting stung a little by a bean bag is worth the reward of the food...small price to pay.At the NPS areas I worked at, we had active bear control efforts. That included shotguns loaded with beanbags, and rubber pellets (amongst many others techniques). We'd go out and have a shooting match to see what Ranger can nail the most bears. And in a typical season the good shooters would rack up hundreds of hits. I can't shoot that many bears during hunting season! And I suspect that getting tagged by a beanbag/rubber round hurts like heck. And guess what, the bears still came back! My guess is old Yogi couldn't tell if my shotgun was loaded with a beanbag or a live round.
Plus, sea lions.