Thanks for the explanation about the bears TK. I'm very grateful that they're finally working the way they were originally intended, in fact I'm overjoyed.
But I'm having a hard time understanding why it took EW over a year to correct this issue, or even acknowledge it.
Right from the release of TGT there were several knowledgeable people, and many long threads on the forum, pointing out that grizzly hunting was just a killing field, and was totally unrealistic, with NO response from EW whatsoever. Maybe since it was a very large portion of the players, likely a majority, who enjoyed hunting grizzlies 'arcade style' that the mechanic was left in place, I don't know. But only after the bears were so messed up that EVERYONE was screaming blue bloody murder was the thing put right.
Obviously you get a pass TK, but to those responsible I say, THIS IS ON YOU! Now there is a legion of players accustomed to hunting grizzlies and polar bears the old way who are completely pi$$ed off, and rightfully so. I am not one of them, but I definitely see their point. I would be pi$$ed off too, and so would you.
Thank you for the update.