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    I'm a little stumped and would like some feedback on what you would recommend for a good black bear call and how you use it. I've tried a variety and I'm coming up with no results on a dying rabbit, a distressed deer and a distressed bear cub... any suggestions?
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    I use a moose calf call...... seems to work ok if they are in closer ear shot. They aren't the heavy squealers like injured rabbit or anything.....

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    Rabbit disstress call worked for me.
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    Alaska Grey, did you spot the bear before you started calling, or just go and start wailing?

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    Default change-up?

    I use a different type of call than listed above. I actually call with my voice and cupped hands. It's very close to the method of bull moose grunting with the "nasal" sound taken out. It goes something like this: cup your hands together over your mouth while placing the index and middle fingers of both hands on the top of your nose. Instead of saying "errrrrrrrrrr" with the nasal quality...say, "here bear, hear bear."

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidty_dog View Post
    Alaska Grey, did you spot the bear before you started calling, or just go and start wailing?
    I have done both. I have called them into my bait station.
    Another time I got a bear to turn around and head towards us.

    Both times the bears came in with a purpose.
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    Default Called one in last night...I think

    I was on my bait stand last night with my 12 year old son and started using a distressed rabbit call. After about 30 minutes a young bear sneaked in behind us and worked his way over to the bait. But he wasn't coming in like I would expect a bear to do when looking for injured prey. He was tentative and a bit nervous. After several minutes eating on the bait I went ahead and blasted the predater call to get his reaction...and the bear didn't react in the least.

    So I'm not sure if I called that bear in or not.

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    Why would somebody call a bear on to a bait. If they have the scent or have fed there previously then they will show up on schedule. Baited bears are not hunting rabbits of other small game, or moose calves. If you can call a bear without involving bait then you have done something!

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    My son and I called in a blackie last deer season using a fawn bleat. It came in at a hard run.

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