Most people want to go coyote shooting, not hunting. There is an art to hunting predators or tricking them to hunt you.
Dsheetz is right on the money with his advise.
If it is legal, dilute your scent cone with a Bait, I use Sardines in Oil.
The use of e callers and night vision has taken over the sport of Predator Calling.
If you live in Black Bear country, use a very coarse gravely sounding hand call, I like the Weems Duo Tone and the Lohman/Cierce MVP-4 set on long range.
The Three Calls in One features jackrabbit, cottontail and coaxer distress cries combined into one easy-to-use tool. Quickly twist the mouthpiece to select the desired distress call based on the range of the predator.
Will be the hunt of a lifetime to trick in a bruin to come hunting you!
Remington 12ga 11/87 with factory extra full choke, 000 buckshot will serve you very well. Mine patterns 100% at 40 yards in a 20" circle, and the stock fit is so poor, I use a burris speed beade on it.
I had a Retired Navy Capt of a troop transport from WWII and the Korean war tell me that the bear coming in to us was more frightening than a MIG attack! Globe, Az. It is pretty exciting to watch one with his breath coming out like a Steam engine, him clacking his teeth, trying to make up his mind to charge. About the most fun, you can have with your clothes on! Sardines in Oil, hung in two socks, 10 yards on each side of the hunter, spritzer bottle with diluted fish oil from the grocery store sprayed in the air at the beginning of the stand to test wind direction. You had better set up to see downwind, and the bears sound like a Volkswagon coming through the woods. Two-year-old bears are easy to call.
Pard called on in up on the Arizona Rim with a Tally Ho, also we did not shoot him because we had no tag & out of season. Pard did not tie his mule up real well, and he had to walk 6 miles back to the truck, mule was standing at the horse trailer when we got there.