Anyone use the new leverevolution in 30-30 on northeast black bears? I'll be hunting in New York's Adirondacks this year and thought about giving them a try. Any thoughts would be helpful. They've been great for deer so far.
I just shot some out of my 45/70. I have to admit, they are nice (and suprisingly forgiving on the shoulder). I thought about using them this year too. They are meant for longer distances, so my only concern is how expansion will be under 100yds. I need to do some reading. I havn't shot anything with them though, so I couldn't tell you first hand accounts. I just barely got the nerve this month to load them in the tubular magazine.
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...