2. The Long Walk
If a bear ignores your calling--and some will--go after it. A spring bear will often stay on a good food source for an hour or more, giving you time to stalk into position. Memorize key landmarks and note which way the bear is feeding. Pay attention to wind direction as well. While bears have bad vision, their senses of smell and hearing are acute. If you get close, but not close enough, turn to your predator call. In tight quarters, a few soft squeaks may be all it takes to bring a bear the last few yards into range.