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Calling bears
« on: June 04, 2020, 09:07:24 PM »
I was just wondering when everyone has the most success?

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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 10:02:35 PM »
We had a really nice e caller for bears the last week for spring bear, dry called a few times in bear country, zero luck. Called just after seeing bears a couple times and no success.  So calling, ehh. Maybe itís just all perfect timing, but itís not like some people think bear baiting is, they just donít come running.
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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 10:05:21 PM »
Tagging....have tried cold calling a few times with no luck.  Would love to call one in but am skeptical of it's effectiveness. 

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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 07:41:41 AM »
Deer Talk Deer Stopper. Had mine for a couple decades now. Had to replace the rubber band a couple times.
Put your own inflections into it, whimper like a fawn.
Times when I get no response, makes you wonder if it works.
But when it does...
Have had does slide to a stop right in front of me, looking for that fawn. Or hear them stomping around in the brush and blowing.
Sometimes I've had brush breaking, then fade away, probably winded.
Successfully called in deer, bear, and coyote.
And for those you don't see, don't count out cougar.
Two particular incidents stand out. A reminder that they react by instinct,  not reason.
I stepped into a section of timber that had been select logged. I made one fawn call. Immediately a bear came over a ridge 100 yards away. He was downwind,  and reared up to smell. He had to have smelled me. I whimpered again, he dropped down and kept coming. I kept calling, and he came up to 20 yards before I  dropped him. Even tho he must have scented me, he must have been locked onto the fawn cry.
The same scenario happened with a coyote also.
That time I  was camo head to toe.
With the bear it was blue jeans and white t shirt. Their vision is poor, I wasn't too concerned about that.
Don't forget, sometimes the bear maybe a ways out, it can take some time to bring them in.



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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2020, 08:34:40 AM »
I have called in 16 bears over the years, that I know of.  Probably a few that slipped in that I did not know they responded to the call.  I'm going to guess my average is about every 20ish hours of calling I have called in a bear.  This is cold calling and calling on hot sign.  If I counted only calling when I found a lot of fresh sign, I think that time would shrink down to roughly 4 hours of calling.  Calling is very effective in the right circumstances.  But it's a lot like rattling and grunting in deer, very effective at times and other times not so much.  I also think a lot has to do in your confidence in the technique.
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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2020, 08:40:38 AM »
I actually think I called one in very close last week, dang tree blocked him from getting whacked. But the wind started swirling, and then silence.
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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2020, 08:52:13 AM »
Bears are pretty notorious for having a short attention span and will give up on a call if it isn't constant. I've had some success getting bears to reveal themselves e.g. standing to get a look at the call or poking their head out of the timber.

Predator calling ebbs and flows. Some days you can't miss and most days will suck.
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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2020, 09:06:59 AM »
I call the coast a lot brushy I call into feeding area's Huckleberrys, blueberry's cascara .  Were I know they are. Was close at Kelly hill fawn with emotion in it. Wind shifted there a lot. Been a few bears this year called in with my calls. Machias has it down.
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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2020, 09:08:12 AM »
What time of day do you guys have the best luck? Would it be a waste of time trying to call from a tree stand with a bow? I have never called for bears but I want to try it.

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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2020, 09:14:44 AM »
What time of day do you guys have the best luck? Would it be a waste of time trying to call from a tree stand with a bow? I have never called for bears but I want to try it.

I did not pick a time up above, because I have called in bears all times during the day.  More has to do with weather and temps in my opinion.  Cool cloudy days, you can call bears in throughout the day.  Warm sunny days I prefer the first and last hour of the day with a nod towards the morning hour because it's much cooler than the evening hour on warm days.
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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2020, 01:36:20 PM »
I just tried to stop a bear with a squeak from a predator call
It stopped walking and ran the 25yds into timber... :bash: tried to coax him out but the wind shifted.
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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2020, 07:56:02 PM »
All day long. Use to call timber patches in the afternoon hand calls hot interesting a few times. Along creeks  are great do much better with hand calls.
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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2020, 09:47:47 PM »
All day long. Use to call timber patches in the afternoon hand calls hot interesting a few times. Along creeks  are great do much better with hand calls.
What kind of call? Fawn,rabbit or bear cub.

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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2020, 10:25:32 PM »
Right now fawn and bear cubs there mating. August lots of raspy distress  fawn in distress at times.
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Re: Calling bears
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2020, 10:29:21 PM »
Iíve never been successful calling a bear, but never really givin it an honest effort.  All things Iíve read up on say it needs to be 45 mins to an hour of continuous calling to bring one in and Iíve never felt like doing that!  Letís hear some stories of successful call ins weather it ended in a dead bear or not

 


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