Anyone ever use mouth blown predator calls to bring in bears? We do a lot of predator calling down here in ND (coyotes & fox), and I've wondered if there's any reason this wouldn't work just as well on bears. Calling dogs can be exciting, but I bet bears would take the rush to a whole 'nother level!
Based on a lifetime of predator calling down here, I think that the best way to go would be to visually locate a bear you want and specifically work that animal. Often times we locate a sleeping dog with the spotting scope at a mile or more, stalk to within a quarter mile or so, set up, and work him in. Bet this would work on a bear, particularly if he's out cruising for a meal.
Can't help but to think blind calling (sneaking into a likely area, setting up, and just start calling), which we do often with dogs, would be generally recklessly dangerous with bears up there. Either way, I would set up so the bear (or an unseen one) couldn't circle and get in behind me undetected. Can't help but think that a brown or even black bear getting within 30 or so yards undetected while looking for an easy meal would ruin a guy's day.
Anticipating close, fast shooting, I think this would be the perfect place to use my stainless steel 45-70 Guide Gun with ghost ring sights, rather than one of my 338's. Hope to be able to give this a try up there next year.
BTW, is predator calling in general done in Alaska?...