I took my bear in '98 and we went to the check station in Trout Run it was a circus (not out of hand) but the amount of people there and strangers crawling all around my pick-up trying to get their kids a better look. It's a pretty good thing for some of the local volunteer fire depts. that hold them.
Not only good for the locals, but families who spend thanksgiving week together, either at home or camp. I see the looks in the young kids eyes every year. Hoping one day themselves to be able to harvest a PA bear. Ive seen people,kids and adults, that have never hunted before suddenly have an interest. I have a ball every year, and wouldnt have it any other way. Absolutely love it!