If it were me I would be on the Bear and Bear Hunting forum, if there was such a thing. I hope to cash in on my bear points in a year or two and I will be all about bear all the time.
We have to wait at least a few years between bear tags, and can buy how many deer tags every year? I love deer hunting but we can do it every year, bear is a different story.
If I had your shoes on, once bear season was over or I tagged my bear, I would rely on what previous knowledge I had on the area to finish the year.
Hope this helps!
Aim for the center of the target... the center of an aspirin is the same size as the center of a basketball. The difference is mental.
John in Michigan.