A month of bow and 4 weeks of gun would no more wipe them out than the unlimited does does deer. Bears are smart and would adapt just like every other huntable species.I think we should have an earlier season, but a month of bowhunting and four weeks of gun hunting would be too much. We want to control the population, not wipe them out. As for hound hunting, I do not think we have enough large parcels of public land to do this. We don't have the option of running a bear for several miles.