How Cool is Cool?

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  • September 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm #596340 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 72
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    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. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_cool}

    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’. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_crying}

    If you haven’t watched the shows, set your DVRs for Fred Bear’s Bowhunting Adventures. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    September 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm #596342 Back to Top REPORT


    Age: 65
    Joined: 12/10/2009
    Location: Upstate NY
    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!
    September 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm #596352 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 55
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    Amazing is only one of many words I have in mind  when thinking about Fred Bear.

    Nerves of steel and a strong backbone.


    The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind............Fred Bear
    September 26, 2013 at 8:29 am #596385 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/18/2008
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    I love watching the Fred Bear hunting footage. Amazingly he did almost all of the filming himself, only handing the camera off when he needed to be in the shot.
    September 26, 2013 at 9:14 am #596394 Back to Top REPORT
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    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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