What specific sound did you have luck with?It works, I've called in a few without knowing they were there. In fact the bear in my display pic was a blind call in, hit the hand call a couple times and he popped out of a depression in the ground under 50 yards away. Probably never would have known he was there if I didn't try it. Found a steaming pile of scat at dusk this spring and within 5 seconds of calling one appeared about 100 yards away, he wouldn't commit to coming in the rest of the way so he didn't eat an arrow but would have been a done deal with a rifle. They won't come very far in my experience and if they're seriously interested they come in hot, if I don't hear a stick snap within a minute or so I'm moving on. All my luck with calling has been in the spring, they seem fairly uninterested in the fall aside from maybe stopping to look.
What specific sound did you have luck with?
The articles I’ve read point to this technique. Fawns or elk calves depending on current prey populations.Not sure what sound this call is supposed to mimic, says rodents and birds but sounds more like a fawn in distress to me so that's what I always go for with it.
Be DAMN careful to set yourself up so you have thee greatest FOV possible! I had this one setup that was tricky because the area is kind of open where two trails criss-crossed... and I wanted the decoy and caller to kinda be at that most visible spot. But... I wanted to be closer to the decoy to enhance my likelihood of making the hit if his stalk-in thru in the last bit of distance might have him pop out close to it, with not a lot of time for me to react cause that place is thicker. Wanted it in such a way so that with the current wind direction... I'd likely be behind him, or sideways to him on his last bit of approach on the stalk.We have bear down here on the Gulf Coast (not legal to shoot), and for the past few years I've been doing my darndest to call up a Bobcat. I've surely made over 2 dozen sets with no luck on cats or BEAR.
This is with a FoxPro and decoy, 45 minutes to an hour each set.
Surely, it might happen but as far as going out and doing it with any regularity would be very unlikely.