Just last month in May, I had the privilege to join renowned shotgun writer Dave Henderson and industry representative CJ Davis on a rare trek to the northern limits of the province for black bears. We were hunting with outfitter Pat McLean and his Alberta Bear Busters operation (albertabearbusters.com). We would be field testing Winchester's new Supreme Elite Dual Bond (winchester.com) sabot slugs, as well as a variety of Nikon (nikonhunting.com) optics, on what we hoped would be some big--and numerous--black bears. Alberta is one of the few places with such a ridiculously high black bear population that hunters are permitted not one, but two, bears per season. Even better, the region is so remote, most bears have never even seen people before so they are normally not as spooky as bears in other parts of North America.