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Anyone here ever tried calling for black bear in the northern zone of NY (mostly referring to Tug Hill and the ADK's)? I've heard that in certain areas which have similar vegetation and terrain to NY (western Oregon and Washington) calling black bear is a tactic used by some hunters, as traditional spot-and-stalk hunts aren't really feasible and baiting and hounding aren't allowed. I was thinking of trying some calling this coming fall. I'd be interested in talking to anyone else who has tried this method.
I’m hesitant to rattle (grunt, bleat etc) at the best of times—afraid that my novice attempts are way more likely saying “idiot hunter over here” instead of “hot all estrus doe action”. how do you guys feel about it? Are you using your rattling antlers? Is it working? Is it going to work but not until next week? Any suggestions and advice welcome I am located in 4Y—Columbia county—eastern NY 1 hour below Albany. Seeing lots of does and a couple of spikers. Except after I rattle. Then I see nuthin.
I have been hunting the Adirondacks for years and my father has been hunting for decades before I was thought of. These past few years, my brother, Brother-in-laws, nephews, and now my son are going. Needless to say, we have never bagged a bear- just lot's of beer and good times. We typically are out for 3-4 days. A few shots have been made through the years without connecting- Running shot after scaring them up. I am getting an itch to actually bag one of these bear this year. I tried honey burns, scent covers, etc. I own an electronic caller that I use for coyote, and an electronic motion device- Should I consider switching tactics (or actually using a tactic) and call for a bear this year. Thinking of a dying / distressed rabbit, or fawn in distress (not sure if it would work in fall) Any experience?
We always struggle with trying to figure out how long we should stay on a stand and this time we prove to be "dead" wrong. It took a little over 45 minutes for these dogs to show up. We usually only call a stand for 25-30 minutes but this was just one of those stands that just looked too good. Enjoy...