Well I've never been too keen on shooting a bear and probably never will unless I have to. The thing is, at some point in this season or maybe 4-5 seasons from now, I may have to shoot at a black bear. There have been several sightings this year of a male black bear about 300-350 pounds. Last year I personally saw a mom and here 3 cubs run across a road 40 yards from me. These are all sightings within a few miles if not yards of each other. Normally I'll be carrying my BPS loaded with Federal 3.5" 00 Magnums or my .308 with 150 grain Fusions or Rem Core Lokt. My question is, where should I shoot with both guns? Obviously I'll be up in a stand with my .308 and I would assume in the shoulders would be the best place to shoot. The shotgun is a bit different though, since we do dog and man drives I'm usually on the ground. The only way I would ever be crazy enough to shoot a bear standing on the ground is if it was coming right at me. Should I go right for the head or what? Just a little insight in the world of black bear hunting would be nice.