54 bears checked in as of 2:30, including one that dressed out at 606 lbs. from flat brook. kill was apparently not far from the pace of 123 taken first day in 2003, despite less bear permits. 500 to 700 cubs born annually, 28 home break-ins by bears and 20 attempted breaks in 2005 as of nov. 1. may get first-day bear totals(and maybe deer) around lunch time tuesday. anybody got an extra front paw they don't want?