I get excited for bear season as soon as the season ends. Going to try and hunt a few days of the muzzleloader season. Regular season is up in the air do to camp needed rebuilt. Was down last week to mow and had 2 bears in the yard when I pulled in. There definitely around as long as the food holds up.
My partner & I have been threatening to put some time in before the firearm hunt but it seems to come & go quick. Hopefully this year we will get to do some Pike Co. "scouting" with archery/flintlocks before the firearm season.