Yep, that is the report. Well, the Forest Service was hunting brown bears....that was the point of having a person with a gun along with the crew. It is an interesting discussion. I just shoot shotguns....bullets are outside my league. But having had enough bear incidents over the years. Bear Spray is a lot easier to use than a gun particularly when your primary job is measuring trees rather than hunting. Some of my favorite memories were of cruising timber in Idaho on cool, damp mornings and seeing a purple pile (huckleberries) of bear poop steaming in the early morning sun!! Bears are interesting creatures. One time in Colorado we were staying at a cabin and a bear showed for some dumpster diving next to the cabin. We laughed at the bear and took a few photo's of the bear in the dumpster and then went inside. He must have not appreciated the laughing, because when we got up the next morning there was a BIG PILE on the front steps of the cabin next to the front door.