Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06
Listen to TIKKAMIKE, as everything he's said on this thread is spot on. The .270 will do the job on those other animals with no problem with the proper bullet and placement of said bullet and it will on elk too, but as he mentioned, the bigger calibers are the way to go on elk if you can handle them.
It was also mentioned about Montana having a grizzly bear season in 2014. The grizzly won't even come up for delisting by the Feds under the ESA until 2014 and even if they are delisted it will probably be at least a year or two after that before any state would implement a hunting season on them. It definitely won't be as early as 2014 though, and willl be another huge hassle just like the wolf debacle in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.
Hmm could be that is what TY was talking about (delisting)
I do know one thing, there are a heck of a lot of Grizzly bears around this area.
I was fishing the Stillwater River last summer and had one sneak up on me to about 50 yds.
Lucky for me, yelling was enough to make him go the other way.