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Offline jrebel

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Calling Bears ??
« on: August 11, 2020, 07:28:23 AM »
I have a small valley (maybe 300 acres) that holds bear....my trail cam proves it.  It is thick....thick....thick.  There are open areas, just not a log of them.  I called on two different attempts last week with no success. 

So....My question??  Can you overcall an area or should I continue to try and call?  I know bears are in the area and close.  I have trail cam pics of numerous bear....one huge one  :drool: :drool:.  Any tips would be wonderful.  Even if they involve other methods than calling. 


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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 09:58:24 AM »
I would have no problem calling an area on multiple occasions. Due to the fact a bear could have been out of the area that day and back in the next. You could also try changing the call if you feel that might help to throw something different at them. There's times even during calling that changing the sound could spark there interest to get them committed. Just be ready at times they come running in when you least expect it.
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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 07:49:20 AM »
I would have no problem calling an area on multiple occasions. Due to the fact a bear could have been out of the area that day and back in the next. You could also try changing the call if you feel that might help to throw something different at them. There's times even during calling that changing the sound could spark there interest to get them committed. Just be ready at times they come running in when you least expect it.

LOL....I have thought about the "running in" scenario many of time.  One of my calling areas had about 50 yards of road each way and a small opening to prepare.  I was hopeful I would hear them coming but thought about cleaning my pants if I didn't.... :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:   

I am using a 450 marlin guide gun with open sights.....If nothing else I can pull the trigger as it is running me over.   :yike:

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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 09:27:36 AM »
I have many stories about calling and bears in general. Sometimes they come in kinda lazy and slow. Other times they are full run. Better not be afraid of bears. Most of the time you'll  come up empty. But knowing I have that chance. But when it happens it is very exciting. For those that are afraid of bears bring extra toilet paper.  :chuckle:
Over the years I relied on more of sound then visual of bears to have the success I have had even when calling. Most people aren't comfortable getting into close quarter areas with bears.
Shooting them at 6 steps is closer then most care to ever get. But its a rush that can't be beat.
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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2020, 09:47:27 AM »

Shooting them at 6 steps is closer then most care to ever get. But its a rush that can't be beat.


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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2020, 10:10:59 AM »
6 feet.....   the 450 marlin along with the 454 casull on my chest.  If I get eaten at lest the person that finds me will have a couple nice firearms.   Maybe I should run a video to document my pooping my pants and possible death by bear.  Headed out now to try some more. 

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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 10:11:54 AM »
I have a question for you calling veterans, I had a similar situation last night, Bear was down in an impossibly thick bottom, steep canyon walls each side, 200 yds canyon wall to canyon wall at the bottom. I stayed 60yds uphill to
Keep a vantage hoping he would come out somewhere. If I were to call, Would you guys call right on top of him or back up and out and call?
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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 12:07:56 PM »
Depends on your vantage point. If they are going to come a little further back isn't going to hurt.

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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2020, 06:37:12 AM »
Iím on call attempt #8 or 10. I feel pretty confident some bears have at least heard me but the wind is never perfect. Might switch from fawn in distress to rabbit for awhile see if that works any better. I know one of these times itís going to work but man I feel like Iím just scaring them away at this point.

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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2020, 02:14:42 PM »
I am new to bear hunting and going out next week, where I have been scouting found a ton of bear scat and my trail cam has tooth marks to prove bear are there. The area is much like what is being described here. Super thick, with some areas of clearing. I was considering getting in a tree stand and calling them in and using my bow or my rifle. Any thoughts? Does getting up higher actually help?

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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2020, 02:55:38 PM »
I use the ultimate predator calls app on my phone, hook it up to my bluetooth speaker, crank it up and place it about 50 yards away from me (both the phone and the bluetooth speaker). If it might rain I put them in a plastic grocery bag.

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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2020, 03:28:42 PM »
I use the ultimate predator calls app on my phone, hook it up to my bluetooth speaker, crank it up and place it about 50 yards away from me (both the phone and the bluetooth speaker). If it might rain I put them in a plastic grocery bag.

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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2020, 03:33:17 PM »
Are you guys using fawn calls at this point in the year or rabbit? For coyote i usually use jackrabbit because it works so much netter than cotton tail lol...


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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 03:40:11 PM »
Raspy or fawn plus elk.
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Re: Calling Bears ??
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2020, 04:48:12 PM »
Iíve been using fawn and changing it up between my three calls.  Two more stands today with nothing.   About 4-5 miles in with 2000 ft elevation change.   Currently sitting on a ridge between two watering hole with known bear activity.   Cross your fingers boys.....Iím feeling lucky tonight.

 


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