I hadn't really considered doing it just because I wasn't sure what I'd do with one other than maybe have it mounted, although I don't where because my wife wouldn't let in in the house. The entertainment value of watching the dogs react to it the first few times would definitely be worth something.
Who here eats black bear meat and what's it like? I've heard that Grizzly meat changes depending on what they're eating, during the different seasons, are Black baers the same?
A friend of mine mentioned that she has a friend nearby here who has a bear(s) causing damage to their property (trees, beehives, etc). I told her they could get a depredation permit and that got me to thinking about hunting them.
If I got a tag, I'd just take it along in case I saw one while I was out deer hunting.