Hello, a friend and I are looking to do a DIY Spring bear hunt in mid to late May of 2017. I know it a long ways away but Neither one of us has ever been out west and he has never bear hunted. I shot a bear when I was 17 in Canada but would rather not hunt over bait again! We are both in our early 20's and in decent shape. We live in WI and its quite a long trip, and I was hoping on getting the opinions of the veteran MT bear hunters! Like I said we don't have any idea what we're doing out there, so a little push in the right direction would be great. When I have a destination picked out I will contact the FWS to get maps and other information. Anyone have any suggestions on areas where we will have the greatest chance for success?