Re: 2 missed black bears
rem, You were honest and I recognize that. I'm not going to beat a dead horse. I am going to say this. As you get older and may-be wiser, you will walk away from shots that "make things difficult". By this I don't mean the distance or angle, but allowing for all conditions, including the dificulty and resposibility of follow up and retrieval. I'm not saying do all your hunting from the truck.
I always ask myself before I pull the trigger on mountain hunts. "How the hell am I gona get that game out?"
No flame here, just relating my experience.