- Aug 16, 2020
Finally got away from my evil ex and I'm planning on doing a road trip/ hunt in Montana in the spring for black bears. I'm going to be driving all the way from ny. I have 17 days maybe more at my disposal. 4 of which will be traveling there and back. I'd really like to camp out in the back of my truck and hike out in the day to hunt. I've started building a sleeping platform so I can keep gear underneath. I'm not sure exactly where I'm going to go yet. I have to do some more research into the areas. In my area of ny there are tons of places I can camp from my truck. What about in Montana? Are there places with good black bear numbers where I probably won't run into a grizzly? Not that that's a deal breaker. Just if I plan on being stealthy I'd prefer to avoid them. Are there butcher shops out there that can cut and freeze meat for me if necessary? If I get one early I'd still like to stay out there for a while and explore more. Going to order a spotting scope and binoculars this week. Usually on public land here visibility is at best 100 yards so I've never needed them. I'll be hunting with my remington 700 260 rem. It has a 3-9x40 and I'll be shooting 127 lrx bullets. I'm confident out to 400 yards but am going to keep my shots under 300. Preferably as close as possible. I've never really done spot and stalk so we'll see how it goes. I'm being given a pack by my stepfather so I should be good there. I'll be able to keep tons of junk in my truck and feel like I have most of what I'd need. Anyone know the rules of bringing firearms across state lines? What about handguns? I'd like to bring my 1911 or 44 as backup. Any hints/tips/ recommended areas for me to try?