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Location: OlyWa
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It does seem that with all the predator hunters calling wolves etc., that a bear would show up once in a while. I have never seen it or heard of it though.
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There are a lot of area's where spot and stalk just don't work, and calling one in is a slim to none chance also.

Wow. You guys are missing out. Bears slobbering, jaw popping, grabing branches and running or sneaking in. Been doing it over a dozen years and called in over 2 dozen black bears in WA. They ranged in size from 150 lbs to over 400.

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Location: Delaware
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I may have to give it a try on my land in West Virginia, no baiting is allowed there either.
I know I have had a few bear on my land, I have seen the tracks and they have damages a few things on my land.

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Location: OlyWa
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Here is a link to some bear calling info.

http://hunting-washington.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=45

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Location: Northern Minnesota
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billythekidrock, You have my attention. I will try calling bear this summer before the hunting season. Maybe this old dog can learn a new trick. If it works I will let you know on this site.

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Location: OlyWa
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Wayne Carlton's "They come to eat" dvd is a great primer for calling bears.

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Location: Delaware
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Wayne Carlton's "They come to eat" dvd is a great primer for calling bears.

I ordered the DVD and a few calls today from all predator calls.com.
I will give it a try on my land in WV, seeings how I can't use bait.

http://www.allpredatorcalls.com/

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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Billy, Do you sell the calls you make?

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Location: OlyWa
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No, I gave some away and every once in a while I give them as donations.

Look up Bearmanric on almost any major board. He makes great custom calls. I have and use some regularly.

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Location: Delaware
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No, I gave some away and every once in a while I give them as donations.

Look up Bearmanric on almost any major board. He makes great custom calls. I have and use some regularly.

I accept donations...lol Laugh

Now you got me interested in calling.
I know on my land in WV, there is a big bear that come's in on occasion to my camper. I have claw marks on my spare tire and teeth marks on the tires on the camper. I also have a salt block out for deer and the bear chewed on the plastic rain guard I made for it. I have a couple of nice teeth impressions in it. I found two sets of different teeth prints, one measures just under 2 1/2 and the other is a smaller bear the measures just under 2 inches. The measurements are from canine to canine.

I have a skull of my 175 pound bear I shot in Canada and the canine measurement is right at 2 inches, so the 2 1/2 in bite mark has to be a bigger bear.

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Joined: 03/29/2008
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Thanks for the info everyone. I`m leaning toward the Paul Bunion area. Does anybody hunt this area?

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