Best watch it there, Art. Last year, an aquaintance of mine who's a geology professor at Sul Ross showed me a piece of meteorological equipment that had been torn up by a black bear down in Big Bend (Pine Canyon area). That's still a ways from you but I'd keep that .30-06 loaded and handy. Some other folks I've talked to are saying the bear are pushing further north every year.
Who knows? It might behoove me to carry my S&W 629 loaded with Randy Garrett's bear stompers on the Elephant Mountain dove hunt I keep promising myself (one of these years).