Unless you're hunting only for the meat, you want to pay attention to the hair quality of the bear you're watching. Most people have heard of bears that are "rubbed," and most of us have an idea of what that means, but it doesn't necessarily mean that the hair is worn off down to the skin. A lot of sows and younger bears have longer hair, and will often "rub" in spots like the belly, butt, elbows, and neck. Many times only the guard hair will be rubbed off, leaving the underfur exposed. On brown-colored bears, it's harder to notice, but it will show up in your rug or mount. On black-colored bears, look for spots in these areas that appear brown.