I've decided to try for a black bear this spring (or fall if things don't work out), but am admittedly new to hunting. I grew up in western Montana and know a fair bit about bears, but mostly how to avoid them (obviously not the point when one is hunting them). I have 2 weeks in May in between my seasonal biology jobs that I can use to go hunting, probably near Thompson Falls, MT. Could anyone give me some advice as to what times work best for what areas/habitat (streambeds, meadows, slopes, etc.)? And is morning better than evening? I'll probably be using 'the drive around and then stalk' method as I don't have a tree stand. I have a 30-30 for closer shots and a 30-06 for longer range as well as a 357 for 'too close.' Any advice would be appreciated and feel free to lecture 'the newbie.'