That's awesome stuff David. Great job on the compilation!
Jason, David and Ryan bear hunt a heck of a lot more than me, but I liken bear hunting a lot to deer. If you want to kill a decent or smaller bear that can happen literally anytime. Seems like for big bears I find best time is early on they can be patterned, and later the rut is amazing for bringing boars in during daylight that are nocturnal, or roamers you didn't know were around. You may also have homebody bears that run killable right through from April to June. Kind of like you can have a big buck hitting the same field Sep through to November.
So in that way "favourite" can change. One year you've got a big boar patterned early and it's the way to do it. Next year you want to experience the rut and that craziness where nothing is guaranteed. But in MB you'll have good bears right through the season. And so much depends on the bait site. Great bait sites are always great. But they are great because they are not average.
Many guys don't like hunting the week of green-up. That varies a bit year to year as well. So that's my MB experience. But like I said, there are a number of guys whose experience counts more than mine, and who I would suggest listening to more than myself.
T-Roy Carcus pretty much shoots everyone's dream bear every year lol. You can set your watch by it. I'm not sure if Derlago has also gotten bored of shooting Booners. The only reason I only give Heppner a 99% chance of whacking a giant this spring is because he is going to be distracted with his son and videoing other guys! HA ha. We've got some non-bowsite buddies that are serious bear killers.