Rooster- In your post above you seem to be inferring that because more bears are killed on the eastern side of Red Oak that is an indication of bear population. It's actually simply an indication of where most people hunt. One would think that people would hunt where most of the bears live, but that's just an assumption. I've hunted the western side of Red Oak twice in the last 4 years and I was very surprised at the number individual bears hitting my baits. I'm not suggesting that my experience is indicative of the population across all of Red Oak, but by looking at the map in this post you wouldn't think many bears at all live in the area I hunted (I'm one of the red dots) and that isn't accurate.