I figured for the hassle of getting a decoy tent, setting up, and then monitoring it, the rangers would have at least put something in the tent that when it was pounced on would badly scare the bear so the bear would learn to steer clear.
Such as a bunch of fireworks or something on that order....
You may be on to something with the jackass team, there Quicksilver. Although I think instead of tent pouncing they would have had the guy wearing the bear costume tangle with a real bear.... That I might pay to watch.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...