Having grown up in Montana and hunting deer and elk, I’ve never hunted bear. Never really had the urge to as I’ve never had the meat before. I’m curious, what drives hunters to bear hunt, specifically spring bear? I’m obviously not opposed to it, but just curious as to what motivates people to take days/week off to go spring bear hunt? The bear rug would be cool, but am I missing out on the meat or anything? To me it just seems like taking a rifle for a hike and then picking ticks out of every known and unknown orifice. I’ll do crazy stuff for an elk or deer, but tell me what I’m missing when it comes to bear!