Just finished watching Fred Bear’s Bowhunting Adventures on Sportsman’s Channel. Fred took a huge Kodiak Brown Bear with the same recurve I still shoot today.
It was a hoot to watch the filming, so different from today’s shows. Fred Bear was one of the people I never got to meet as a kid working for Frontier Archery out of Oak Park (Sacramento) CA. Unfortunately, Life is full of ‘holes’.
If you haven’t watched the shows, set your DVRs for Fred Bear’s Bowhunting Adventures.
I’m wondering if that could have been the same footage that was aired on “American Sportsman” many moons ago. We don’t get “Sportsman’s Channel” so I have nothing to reference for comparison. On the episode that I recall, Fred took the bear along a waterfront. He actually had a clean miss before scoring. Ah yes, the good ol’ days!
Thanks I missed it. I’ll see if I can get it on the DVR. I think I saw the footage of him hunting the shore line for a large brown bear with trad bow some time back. Definitely like watching some of the home movies when I was a kid. I saw one of the original photos taken of him with that bear at Fred Eichler’s home. That’s a big brown bear. Very cool considering he seems to be the first to record that style of hunting and doing it with a trad bow.
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