I use a dying rabbit call but have not called in a bear........yet! I'm hoping to spot one before I set up and start calling as that would be more effective. I've made blind calls just like you do for coyotes, fox, and other predators, but have not called in a bear yet, but I do know it's possible. MY understanding is when calling for bears you really have to work the call over and keep calling. When you stop calling, they stop coming. It's like they have attention deficit disorder and forget what they were doing. I've had a friend call one in with a calf elk call using it to sound like a rabbit. The bear came right to his pickup!