Hard Nock Life here as well.... Junior sorry to hear about the bear, it happens though. Happened to me 4 years ago and never got to recover it either, it was a horrible feeling! Especially when I was following a blood trail a blind man could follow for over 600 yards until it just stopped! I'm headed up north to a buddies property in Lancaster, NH for opening day of bear season there. I will be in the car on Aug 30th driving up, the 31'st we'll just be shooting and prepping all the bait for the bait sites. Bad thing is we can't start the bait until opening day, so we will be in there at first light on the 1st to fill the bait sites then head back in the afternoon for an evening sit. I am not going to be too picky on this hunt since I only will have limited time to hunt up there, but I am certainly looking forward to it! The unimaginable thing happened also to me and I blew my bow up last week! I'm disgusted! Never have dry fired a bow in 15 years, until last weekend. Adjust my peep while shooting in my yard and drew it back quick to see if it was better and my hand was sweaty from being so hot and I shoot a hand held thumb release...well it slipped in my hand from the sweat and my natural reaction was to grab it and it went off and released the string. Still hard to even type. I dropped it off at the shop to have it fixed but it will def not be ready for the bear hunt. I'll be using my old helim if I can get it set up and dialed in in time or my buddy is going to let me use one of his brand new Prime bows that he has dialed in perfect. Just so bummed out still I can't believe I did such a stupid thing!