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Bear Hunting Calls
« on: September 04, 2007, 12:50:45 PM »
What are everyones' favorite distress calls for Bear? What would you recommend other than elk? Rabbit?

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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007, 12:52:05 PM »
I know some people use cow elk calls and fawn distress.

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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007, 12:54:00 PM »
Elk, rabbit, fawn, and cub distress sounds.
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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007, 03:58:57 PM »
I am new to bear hunting, as I am sure you are all aware. What brand etc should I look for?

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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007, 04:07:08 PM »
check out bearmanric's calls for sale on here in the classifieds section. they are very good quality calls, krusty sells custom handmade calls also.
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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007, 04:10:05 PM »
Are they user friendly? I have only used two calls before, turkey diaphram and turkey slate... This is all new to me.

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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007, 04:12:58 PM »
I have called in bear with Circe's three in one call, I like the long range call on that one and I have called in bear with a Jones javelina call, I like it because it is coarse loud call.  I haven't had the pleasure of trying out Krusty or Bear's calls yet, but I will.
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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007, 04:14:17 PM »
I get more action with a fawn in distress call so far. But I have had no animals harvested while predator calling yet.

The open reed and closed reed calls are different. The open reed calls required a little bit of practice for me (about 2-3 minutes) to use the first time. With the open reed calls you can manipulate them slightly to get different pitched sounds for example. Both kinds work...

The circe 3 in one seems like a good call. No action on it yet and have only used it 3 times.

One more thing. The open reed call (makes cow elk talk) I got from bearmanric is really loud when compared to any other call I have. I don't think that's a bad thing.
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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2007, 04:29:47 PM »
Bearmanric should auction another home made distress call off.... (hint hint)

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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2007, 04:30:33 PM »
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One more thing. The open reed call (makes cow elk talk) I got from bearmanric is really loud when compared to any other call I have. I don't think that's a bad thing.

i would agree...the cow elk call i got from him is very loud, but i did figure out good elk call sounds pretty quick.
user friendly?? to each his own on that one. i've bought turkey diaphragm calls before because people told me how easy they were to operate and i couldn't make a turkey sound with them, then ones that are supposed to be difficult to operate i have no issues with.
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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2007, 04:31:05 PM »
Bearmanric should auction another home made distress call off.... (hint hint)

krusty was the one that donated the auction call.
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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2007, 04:31:14 PM »
That was Krusty who auctioned off the hand made call. I wish he would sell some here because they were nice and I might buy one.

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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2007, 06:43:54 PM »
I have both of their calls and enjoy each very much! I have killed with one and have activity with both of them.

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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2007, 07:08:39 PM »
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What are everyones' favorite distress calls for Bear? What would you recommend other than elk? Rabbit?

Rabbit distress, fawn distress, cub, cow/calf elk.

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I am new to bear hunting, as I am sure you are all aware. What brand etc should I look for?

Bearnanric - message him on this site.
Arky Yoter http://www.arkyyoter.net/index.html tell him billy sent ya.
Burnham Brothers - get the c3 long range and black magic

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Are they user friendly? I have only used two calls before, turkey diaphram and turkey slate... This is all new to me.

Bearmanric's calls are very easy to use. I would suggest getting a closed reed and an open reed. The closed reed will be easier to learn and the open reed will give you versatility.

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Bearmanric should auction another home made distress call off.... (hint hint)

It would be cheaper to buy one. Auction calls can get pretty pricey.





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Re: Bear Hunting Calls
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2007, 07:35:22 PM »
VirginiaxBoi,

If you can use a turkey diaphragm call, you already have a great call.

You can make many distress sounds with one, my brother says you go "HHHHuuweeeee, hhuuwweeee" to make the standard distress cry, and all you have to do is raise and lower the pitch and cadence to mimic who IS in distress.
Fawn is real high, woods rabbits lower, desert rabbit lower yet.

Turkey sounds, elk chirps and calls, cat mews, chicken clucks, and coyote howls are just a few of the sounds you can make and use for bears.

I donate a call, and Bearman Rick gets the credit, how frickin' IRONIC. :bash:

Jackelope, 

I don't sell calls, in the sense that you can just get one, out of the blue.

In the light of recent discussions and developments, I don't think that will change anytime soon.

You nailed it, nobody can tell what call is going to be "user friendly" for you, unless they have a list of your favorites to compare to.

That's the first questions I ask when designing a call for someone... what's your favorite calls, and what are your least favorite?
Every caller is different, and likes different calls.

Fred,

Oh gawd dude, you guys make me want to cry when you say you LIKE a 3n1.
If it's more than 20 years old, I can live with hearing it, but if it's a Korean one...

Ray,

I'd rather keep my objectivity, and my credibility, and not sell calls here.

That way when you get an answer from me about calls, you'll know it's an honest one, and not a sales pitch.

Selling calls, is NEVER the motivation behind one of my posts, and it never will be.

Otto,

I wish you continued success, with whatever calls you use. ;)

Willie,

Websites like this don't run themselves, donation auctions help with this.

In my donation auction, Otto got his call for less than I could have retailed it for.
It was a win win for the site, and for one of it's members.

In the case of going over retail, I thought a bidder from another site put it very well, he said he figured he'd pay retail price PLUS whatever he was willing to donate to said site.

He understood the true value that a donation auction holds, and the gesture that it is.
Apparently you don't. :dunno:

I think somebody, Bearman Rick, or anybody else, SHOULD donate something to be auctioned off.
And bidders should bid generously, recognizing the value....

It's NOT going to be me, again, anytime soon.

Krusty
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