Whether you're tired of it or not, doesn't make it less true.......a large harvest in the early season does take away opportunity in the later rifle season.So why didn't you go hunt inline? I'm honestly tired of hearing how the early non rifle seasons hurt the regular rifle seasons. Instead of complaining, take advantage of that early season and go hunt with an inline.
Shooting a bear in that weight range has nothing to do with early seasons. Those same guys would have probably pulled the trigger on a smaller bear regardless. I’ve seen bear drives where every bear was shot at, regardless of size. And some hunting clubs will do it specifically because they don’t want the bears on the property. No, I’m not degrading anyone for shooting a small bear, it’s actually quite good eating.