Bear season was a complete failure for me this year. I had gotten mixed up on the application deadlines and ended up with a muzzle loader license. This was the first time I had ever used that type of firearm and even though I had one in my closet, I had never even fired it.
So the learning curve was there and I got to where I could load and hit my target but finding a bear was hard. In that season you only have one week to hunt and unless you have spotted a bear earlier that is frequenting an area, you probably are not going to see one.
The last bear I did harvest was on an elk carcass and there were actually 5 bears visiting that same elk meat. So that was a great hunt. This year I didn't kill an elk or find one dead so it just did not happen.
Currently the laws in Colorado prohibit baiting and the use of dogs and the use of electronic calls so its a tough season in areas with a lot of timber. The game wardens tell me that in the areas with oak brush its much easier to see bears and stalk them. i may have to try a different location next year.