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.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...