I'm in South Western Montana. Just curious for two reasons: I'm sort of an amateur wildlife photographer; I also hear that spring bear hunting can be productive in areas where cows are dropping their calves.
I would have to say they will start calving here toward the end of this month for the cows that came into estrus early this last fall...but they should keep calving well into the late part of May and Early June.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...