I had an aquaintance from Kenai Alaska Who took one of the larger bears off of Kodiak. It stood in a bank lobby in Kenai for years. Sometime after that "rifle hunt", he asked the same guide if he would be interested in guiding him again, only this time a bow hunt. The guide told him he would consider it if he could see him shoot in the field, so to come for deer season. The guide ok'd him and they set a time to bear hunt. That time the guide carried a different riifle (45-70 lever action instead of a 458 win bolt). As soon as the guide figured that the bear had taken an arrow that would kill him he shot it between Les's second and third arrow. They were within 25 yards and the bear was quite large. Les said it really didnt help his disappointment to learn that most bears "killed by an arrow" got that same treatment on Kodiak.