This year I was lucky enough to find a berry patch used by a couple black bears and no other hunters. I was also lucky enough to kill one with my rifle there this year. Next year, one of my major hunting goals is to take one from there with my recurve out of a tree stand. The problem isn't going to be getting a shot, but rather recovering the bear afterward. The berry patch is surrounded by a sea of manzanita brush that is just the devil to get thru, let alone track a bear thru. So, I was thinking of using a string tracker. I played with one a decade ago, but never shot anything with one. What do y'all think?