Hi Dave, I’ve been loathe to leave scribble here of late, but I want to remark that this poem is to me quite informative as concerns the snack of insects the bear, but not the hunter would miss out on, though I wonder if a thoughtful hunter wouldn’t think twice about pulling the trigger on a bear covered in yellowjackets.

We have bears, but they are more rumored than seen, and they make the paper when they are shot. The latest story was of a homeowner protecting his horse feed and his hound dog. After receiving a dozen or more .22 rounds the invading bear hobbled off a few hundred yards and collapsed — trespassers who destroy property are unwelcome! I think it strange that that singular and rare bear would have had a taste for the fruits of civilization.

When is bear season out there where you are?