Filled my bear tag today after 3 weeks of scouting and laying scent for early bear season. Nice 170lb bear. Winchester M70, .375h&h (really heavy hauling it up the mountain). Hit him just in front of the shoulder through and through, out the back of the ribs near the diaphragm. Load was a 300 grain Hornady RN Interlock (the old one). Dropped him in his tracks and he rolled about 100 yards downhill to a stop. We don't shoot big bears because of the difficulty in getting them out. It took an hour to drag him 3/4 mile to the truck with me and my dad alternating. Making a bearskin rug, and the rest will be good eating! Anyone else get anything so far this fall?