Well, the wife goes hunting with me occasionally. I’ve been hunting whitetails 28 years and I have taken only one buck larger than the first deer she ever took sitting with me one morning in 98.Yes, she gets the coon scent sprayed on her as she is giving me the look.
I’ll use any name brand but I prefer Buck Stop Coon Scent. Actually I wash my camo at the beginning of each season and keep it in a large rubber tub during the season without washing it. By the end of the season I smell like an old boar coon because I spray myself everytime out.
I have a travel trailer I've named "The Kyotee Den" that stays at the lease where I keep all my gear except personal effect, rifle and optics, so my coon smell never comes home till the end of a 2 month season.
I’ve found http://www.bear-hunting.com/ which is Bear Hunting Magazine and subscribed to it. Also, you can go back and see what articles where in each past issue and you can purchase these issues. Of course most of the black bear articles were about baiting, but I did find a few articles about spot and stalk and calling blacks. The current issue has one about stalking Colorado blackies.
Bring them in on a string. I love this term, if you want to be successful on calling in Elk, try not to just sound like the other caller. We all laugh at each other when we are practicing Elk calling at home or while camping. When I first started calling in Elk, I had no idea what i was doing and it's funny how many I could call in. The biggest Bull that I have called in to date was actually my first. I was making cow calls and screwing it up big time. But it's obvious I didn't screw up...