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In this installment of the Bear Hunting Magazine Podcast, Clay discusses the North American Super Ten with Jake Downs.  Impressively, Jake has completed the North American Super Ten with traditional equipment!  We discuss the journey that Jake has had with archery equipment and hear some stories of his quest to complete the North American Super Ten with traditional archery equipment!

*The 29 north North American animals can divided into ten categories: antelope, bears, bison/muskox, cats, caribou, deer, elk, goat, moose, and sheep. The super ten is taking one species from each category.

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On this episode of the Bear Hunting Magazine Podcast, we sit down with friend and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife biologist Jeff Ford. He's the "Bear Man" in Oklahoma and we talk nuts-and-bolts biology of Sooner bruins. We all have something to learn about the icon of North American wilderness in this episode!

- History of bears in Oklahoma

- Effectiveness of bait as a conservation tool

- Quota vs. no quota seasons

- Harvest highlights of the first ten bear seasons in Oklahoma

- Effects of weather on harvest rates

- Bear habitat

- Bear movement patterns and ranges

- Big bear weights

- Population growth of hunted group

- Expansion of bear hunting area

- Food sources

- Denning patterns & torpor vs. hibernation

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Jeff Lander is back and joins Clay on the podcast with friend and outfitter Dave Kueber.  Dave is an a vet with the stick and string and happens to be an Alaskan resident.  There is a lot of traditional archery talk in this podcast as the guys dive into conversations revolving around why we limit ourselves.  There are also great stories including hunting brown bear with traditional equipment and a recent cool moment with a giant black bear!

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British Columbia is a great place to hunt bear!  We sit down with two British Columbia aficionados, Jeff Lander & Gary Hilsher of Primitive Outfitting.  They alongside Clay discuss their experiences including some intense bear attacks.  They also discuss the difference of bear behavior in areas that contain high concentrations of bears including grizzlies.

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Why do we do what we do?  On this podcast with discuss some hot-button topics, mainly the use of bait & hounds.  You will hear a unique narrative that is hard to dispute during a discussion that most have not had.  We hope this podcast will help unify the hunting community and let all hunters know why we do what we do.  We are calling this podcast 'The Gate' and explain why protecting bear hunting is important to ALL hunters.  We hope you enjoy!

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In the last episode of our "Montana Series" of podcasts, we visit Aron Snyder at Kifaru International in Denver, Colorado.  We dive into conversations on manhood, identity, motivations, goals, traditional archery, and aspects of success.  This podcast ended being different than any other podcasts we've heard Aron on and we think you'll like it!

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Nearing the end of our "Montana Series" podcasts, we sit down with Joe Kondelis from The Western Bear Foundation.  The foundation is working hard to write a new narrative showing that predator hunters are the good guys and the ones most concerned with helping wildlife.  In this episode we dive into the history of the foundation, what action steps they are taking to help wildlife agencies, the intrigue of bear, hunting tactics, and the grizzly bear issues in the West mainly concerning the Yellowstone ecosystem.

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To continue out "Montana Series," we sit down with Brian Stickland, outdoor writer and Bear Hunting Magazine columnist, to discuss his recent hunt in the Duck Mountains of Manitoba with Baldy Mountain Outfitters.  Several years back Brian transitioned to traditional archery and shares about that process.  We talk about Brian's extensive outdoor writing career, color phase bears, booner bears, spring bear hunting, and three kinds of bear hunters. Enjoy!!

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Montana is a beautiful hunting destination.  In this episode Clay and Kolby recount their recent DIY mule based bear hunt in Montana.  This was Clay's third trip to Montana (Spoiler Alert!) and he successfully brought home a bear this time!  Clay and Kolby talk about the pros and cons of this style of hunting and reflect on the trip overall.  Highlights of the podcast include: hauling mules cross country, the advantage of staying mobile with equine animals in the backcountry, Kolby's experiences as a first time mule rider, and even some long range shooting.  This podcast is a must in the "Montana Series!"

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Best of the West has changed the game in long range shooting with their rifle systems with Huskemaw optics!  In this podcast we sit down with long time friend Jim Sessions and new friend Jared Peterson the architect behind their new Mountain Scout rifle system!  On this second podcast in our "Montana Tour," we discuss equine road trips, the grizzly situation in Wyoming, turret customization, BOTW shooting schools, and long range shooting ethics.  We really enjoyed this podcast and visiting with these guys.  If you're ever in Cody Wyoming you should stop by their long range store!!

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