We see an occasional black bear up at the lake near our Wisconsin cabin. This year, Linda saw bears on three different bicycle rides. Last year, one walked right by the living room window early in the morning, apparently on a routine food patrol.
Our next-door neighbors got a good picture of one strolling through their yard at night in October.
About the same time, and some fifty or so miles to the west, near Sandstone Minnesota, a hunter had a close encounter with one of the furry creatures after wounding it. The result was a hunting story to be recounted 'round the campfire for many years. YouTube version here.