Congrats on the bear Capt.
I just pulled my tag here for Wisconsin "C" zone for this next fall. It took me 4 years of applying to get the kill tag. In our northern areas it can take 10 years of applying to get a tag.
I see bears every year while bow hunting whitetails. I hope I do this next year! I'll be baiting them though, dogs aren't allowed in the "C" zone. They do run dogs in the northern areas.