Running some deer hounds Saturday and they got behind something and chased it around for about an hour. The dogs stopped but kept barking and moving a few feet now and then. I had a gut feeling that it was a bear. Had about a 700 yard hike through the woods to get to them. Got there and saw a big bear swatting at 15 or so dogs. I drew my Judge revolver and as soon as he stood up, the dogs backed off and I took my shot. He ran away and turned and came back towards me. A second shot to the head dropped him. 420 pounds. Killed near Gold Point NC.