The unorthodox tactic worked. The bear nibbled on some grass and eventually lay down. After waiting 15 minutes, Fromme slipped off his boots and began a slow crawl toward the bear. The sun was setting, so the hunter knew he had to make his move, even though the big bear was lying with its head facing him. Fromme continued his stalk until his range finder flashed 40 yards. He was close enough, but he didn't have a clear shot at the bear's vitals. As he looked for a better angle, the big boar rolled over onto its side like an old man getting comfortable.