Currently impossible to post in Bugs Forum: this afternoon none of the hunt companions was allowed to drop items. Some of us logged as our alts elsewhere with random results - for instance, Fuoco could drop stuff in Andris but Fixx could not. We had to use dice rolls as we could not do the bag game.
@ Davon Semris: It only took me 9 years dear druid :) But, today the Brown Bear mystery happened again in Lerilin: I cast the second bolt as the bear was lifting himself on his hind legs to bite me, and it poofed!
I have just witnessed one of the weirdest things ever (in Obie calendar Day 17 of the Waking Moon, midday): I killed a brown bear with two bolts and it just poofed in front of my eyes - did not fall on anything - there was just grass!