I just found this forum today. I am not a black bear hunter as yet but I have a couple friends who are so I want to learn more about it.
It would be kind of cool to know something about bear hunting before I tell them I might be interested, because as soon as I say that I am in for the long haul and more than a few brews before they get tired of talking.
Usually I'm a moose or deer hunter, but this year I'm goin after a Black bear for the first time ever. I know they live close to my area as I usually see 3 or 4 walking in my neighbourhood a coupla times aweek in the summer. Anyway, I gotta wonder when the spring hunt is comin back for a little populaton control.
Until then, I've done some research on baiting stalking, rifle loads etc... I'll let you know how it turns out and what worked for me.
Want a quick and inexpensive call for Moose? Take an empty 32 ounce coffee can, and make a small slit in the bottom, only about a quarter inch. Then, take one of those really big red rubber bands, the ones that go around big folders. Cut the rubber band to make one long piece.
Now, thread one end of the band and tie a knot on the outside of the can so it won't pull through. Cut the band off on the other side so it is even with the top of the can.
Now, wet your finger,...