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.
Rather than spend my hard earned pennies on those cool Shoot-N-See targets or even the preprinted targets at sporting goods stores, I save a few bucks for weekend plinking sessions by using paper plates as targets. A 100 count pack of paper plates costs less than a 10 count pack of preprinted targets.
If you are playing with something like a semi auto AK, or building a young shooters confidence with a 22 or shotgun, those big eight inch blanks are perfect for putting holes in all...