Many people have started threads about the best bear loads. Well, a man I tend to believe tells me that the bear are starting to move around in Cades Cove and many have cubs in tow. If I can talk the family into it and the weather holds, we just might go out photographing bear. We will travel by bicycle, with cameras. If I bother to carry at all, it will be a Taurus 85UL, with 125gr, Hornady XTP. If you are questioning this load as a bear load, then let me respond by saying that (1), I keep my distance, and give them the respect the deserve. (300mm tripod mounted) and (2), It aint the bear I carry for, A cap gun that makes noise is enough for a TN black bear. It's the people that worry me.