I would like to try some bear calling this spring. In Idaho you can't use electronics for calling bears so it will be hand calls only.

What type of sounds work best? How loud and how long would a guy want to call? How close should a person be to the bear before you start calling?

Typically I glass across canyons and spot bears on the other side. If a good bear is spotted then a stalk can be put on. What happens sometimes is that a bear might only be out for a very short time feeding and then they go back into heavy cover before you can get within good rifle range. If a person is patient they often come back out later but, what I would like to do is try calling them back out of the timber. What kind of techniques do you guys use when trying to call bears? and tell me some of your experiences with how bears react to predator call.