I have a bear hunt scheduled this August with Northern Wilderness Bear Outfitters in Ontario Canada. My brother and buddy hunted with them last year both had really good success. I have harvested a bear here in Northern MI several years ago, I used a tree stand set up. During that hunt I had a nice size bear walk me out of the swamp, from the bottom of my stand all the way to my vehicle. This time around I plan on sitting on the ground with in 12 ish yards of the bait, face to face with my bow. I want the excitement of chase being up close and personal. I am taking my saddle and platform also my ground blind for rain. I will not use either unless absolutely needed. Has anyone hunted bears face to face nothing between each other, other than the air and mosquitoes? I am confident I can get it done on a good size bear. Does anyone have suggestion?