many idiots "think" that the shoulder is the place to aim, but that's stupid on the face of it. that myth came from guys wanting to break both shoulders, with .577 double rifles in Africa, on dangerous game. There is no reason whatsoever to bother with such an aiming point on non dangerous game, and many calibers and bullets can't hope to break both shoulders on a big bear. Put a bullet thru both lungs, and no animal is going further than it can run in about 20 seconds, and most won't make it 10 seconds. Almost no meat is destroyed by such a shot. Nobody has to have the meat, in this day and age. If you can't get a decent shot, then be man enough to just let the critter go, to be hunted another day.
Few eat bear meat, tho, so blowing up a lot of the meat doesnt matter much.. Bears eat all types of carrion, to include hogs, which will eat anything and are full of worms, too. haunt garbage dumps, and they drink from puddles at the bottom of the pit, where everything put there for the past 50 years, to include radioactive xray, etc, waste, has had rainwater run over it Guess where that water ends up? Have you ever heard the expression" you are what you eat?"