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Location: Spokane, WA
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Wayne Carlton Bear Call

I just wanted to let everyone know about this call. It is an open reed predator call, capable of mimicing an injured rabbit or deer, a distressed cub, and all the other sounds you have with the versatility of an open reed call. The version I purchased came with an audio tape with clear instructions on how to use the call, as well as, several helpful tips for hunting bears.

I had used the call for about 9 months while hunting coyotes, with great success. This past weekend was my first go at calling in bears. I hunted a high timber area with deep canyons, scattered pines, aspen groves, and sagebrush. It has been very dry in Eastern Washington this year, so we focused on various watering holes. My very first set-up called in a sow with 2 cubs, within the first two minutes. They came on a run through the open area, and then made there way up a steep slope with heavy vegetation at a moderate pace.

Unfortunately, I was only able to hunt one other set-up before having to leave to attend my wife's 10 year reunion. I just wanted to let everyone know that this is a wonderful predator call, that I would reccommend to anyone.

P.S. I also use a wooden Faulks dying rabbit for bears and coyotes, and a Quaker Boy Howler for coyotes.

Location: Minnesota,
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Wayne Carlton Bear Call

whats the name of it and where do you get it ?
I 'm thinking of trying calls this year. I couldn't do any worse!

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Wayne Carlton Bear Call

This call was simply named "Wayne Carlton Bear Call". I purchased it last year at Sportsmans Warehouse." I am not sure if this exact same call is still available, or if it has been replaced with a newer model. His new model is available at http://www.hunterspec.com/Updateable/update_display.cfm?pageID=518&categoryID=34

It looks the same to me, but with a couple of flutes that would give a little higher decibal level, than the older version.

There is a dealer locator tool on the website. I clicked on Minnesota, and it looked like they are available at several stores in MN. You can just enter your zipcode to find the closest store.

Good Hunting, and keep us posted on your results. I will do the same.

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Location: OlyWa
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Wayne Carlton Bear Call

Is this the new one (orange/black) or is it the original green one? The video "Calling Bears, they come to eat" is a great resource for learning to call bears.

The original call is actually better. It is louder and has a more raspy sound to it. I just tried the new call and too me, it is not loud enough nor has the capabilities to put forth the "emotion" that I like. Don't get me wrong, I know the new one works.

Bears will come in to any call if it is in the mood. I regularly call bears with many styles of cow/calf elk calls as well as numerous predator calls. My fav is Burnham Brothers C-3 Long Range (if I can find one with the right tone/pitch).

Lately I have been using custom calls by Bearmanrick and Arky Yoter. This summer I have called in coyotes, bobcat and bear with the above calls.

I guess what I am trying to say is don't get hung up on one call. The more calls you can use, the more likely you are to connect.

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I guess what I am trying to say is don't get hung up on one call. The more calls you can use, the more likely you are to connect.

I totally agree with this. The call I am using is the older green one. I have not tried the newer version. This was my first time out with this call, and I wanted to let folks know it works. Having numerous calls of different shapes, sizes, and materials is vital if you are going to call anything in 1) Areas that are used by other hunters to call in game. 2) Areas you plan on going back to call more than once.

Those animals get educated very quickly. Good point on the calling Billy.

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Wayne Carlton Bear Call

Glad you agree.
After I posted, I reread it and I thought I came off sounding a bit harsh and that wasn't the intent.

Location: Minnesota,
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what the range on calls ? What I mean is does the bear have to be within 1 mile or less 500 yds or can it be in the next county?

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Not really sure about that one. I wish I knew.
Some bears come running and others come in slow so it is hard to judge distance. I know that I have called them in from as close as 30 yards and as far as 500 yards, and probably farther.

I usually call (loud) for a minimum of 1 hour, and it can take them longer to come in.

I would love to hunt open country that allows you to see the bears a long ways away and be able to observe.

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Range is a tough one. It mainly depends on the terrain you are hunting. Dense woods will limit the effective range of the call. Calling from a ridge will allow the sound to travel farther, than if you were calling in a draw. Windy conditions allow you to call a long ways downwind, but the sound may only carry 100 yards to the upwind side of you. I would venture to guess that under ideal, open conditions, the range is around 1-1.5 miles. But that is just an educated guess.

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That is my guess as well. I do know that I have heard people call from over a mile away in the right places. But ya just never know how far a bear may come. If the calling is too far or not providing enough emotion a bear many not respond from 500 yards......

I would like to go calling with the radio trackers to see what kind of response I would get.

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