couple things come to mind when you ask this question. First, when is it a bad time to bear hunt? Second, my worst day hunting is still better any day I ever had at work, and finally, you can't catch a fish if your bait isn't in the water.
early morning and towards evening, but go anytime you can. Bears are on extending lunch breaks this time of year, so calling could do you well all day long if you have location.
This being my first year of bear hunting, ( I scored with my bow incase you were wondering), and have become hooked on the sport, I broke up the day with fishing in the morning, seeing the sights around New Hampshire and having a big lunch back at camp. Since I can't seem to be able to sit more than three hours without moving around, which would explain my limited deer success, I found the afternoon sit is the way to go.
What do you do with those empty nylon feed bags or dog & cat food bags? Can you say recycle? I use them for target practice for the youngsters. Take your empty shopping bags, stuff them into an empty nylon feed bag. You can also use old clothing or rags, (but put them in the bottom so it doesnt get top heavy). When your bag is full, fold the top over, punch some holes into the top and zip tie the top shut. Paint, draw, paste, or have the kids decorate their new target. Set it out 10 or 20...