How to Call in a Black Bear
Bears will come into a predator call!
When you’re calling black bears, use a jackrabbit/bear cub distress sound…being as “sorrowful” as possible. Call loudly and don’t let up for 20 up to 40 minutes. Seeing bears before you begin to call always ups your odds of success. It’s really pretty simple…much like calling coyotes and other predators.
Suggested Gear List for a Predator Hunt
- Rifle – We use Specialized Dynamics .243 in an AR platform shooting 65 grain V MAX bullets.
- Vortex PST Scope 4x16x50
- Vortex Viper HD 10×42 Binoculars
- Bog Pod Shooting Sticks
- KUIU or First Lite ASAT. He wears Altiplano llama wool jackets and swears by them.
- FoxPro Crooked Spur Distress Mouth Call Combo
- CS24 FoxPro Electronic Call (for advanced sounds and howling)
- Bass Pro Seat
- Download the Coyote Calling Course by Clay Owens
- Framed backpack
- Folding saw with bone blade
- Knives/knife sharpener
- Flashlight and/or headlamp
- Camera with extra batteries
- Water bottle (with filter)
- Insect repellent (100% deet)
- Stocking hat and gloves
- Top quality rain gear
- Camp shoes
- Insulated leather boots
- 1 pair insulated hunting pants
- 1 pair top and bottom insulated underwear, med-heavy weight (DO NOT BRING COTTON)
- 2-3 hunting shirts
- Heavyweight wool socks (1 pair for each day)
- Heavy coat with Gore-Tex
- Personal toiletry items
- Handheld GPS unit
- Batteries for any electrical device. Keep your batteries in something warm (like a wool sock) while you are in the field. Cold will drain them.