Very cool mount, congrats. I just saw my first beared hen this last Friday evening. She was with a small flock of about 8 birds standing on the median of a busy residential street. There is a heavily wooded park for hiking and moutian biking near by so I am hoping to get in that area from mid March to the beging of the season to try and get some photos of her.
Of course this is hard. If it was easy everyone would do it. The HARD is what makes it great!