Guys I will say that the animals and situations happened exactly as described. I've noticed in the recent past that some people tend to go off on a radical tangent at the drop of a hat and usually have a tendency to assume a lot. I asked the question and then worded the description so that, if you have a tendency to do so, you would go in the direction you normally take/think. The results were what I expected.
Having said that, I find the responses great and it went about like I'd hoped it would and I'm proud of the caliber of guys we have on this site. I am sorry to see that one person said he'd shoot the second bear. But, I guess there's always those that march to their own drummer. The first responder answered his question with his opening statement before he even got to the question part.
For me this was a no-brainer and the gun was never even considered. The only thing that came up were the binoculars and it wouldn't have mattered if the second bear had been a world record animal, he was as safe in front of me as if he was in a zoo. I felt privileged and lucky to have seen 2 fine bears in one day.
Letting the second bear walk was just how it is, there was no other option.;)