Re: 4ked Horns first bear.
4kedhorn, congrats on a nice bear. It great to take your "first" anything. Its like losing your virginity...again and again.
Might even be better!
I remember my first deer (anterless whitetail yearling), my first fall turkey (nice 15-16 pounder), and my first spring turkey (Jake).
The feeling was amazing when I shot that little whitetail. Could have been a 14 pointer the way I felt.
But I'll tell you, spring turkey is like the first time every time.
They say that people try drugs and become hooked because they are always trying to re-capture the initial high. That is why I advocate getting youth involved with the outdoors. Get'em hooked on hunting & fishing. Let the thrill of shotting that buck, or tom, boar, bull, or whatever be the high they feel.
The other thing that makes hunts great is great hunting buddies!!! Sharing the moments makes them so much more memorable.