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.
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...