I was the lucky guy to get the ONE non-res, non-guided spring black bear hunt in the Valle Vidal region of New Mexico. I have never hunted black bear or even been to New Mexico before, so looking for all tips and tricks of both spring bear hunting for spot and stalk, as well as any tips about the general region. I know the entire west side of valley is closed to hunting/hiking due to calving elk. With that in mind, would trying to make calf distress calls be a good way to try and call lure in some black bears? Any other thoughts, suggestions?