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On this episode of the Bear Hunting Magazine Podcast, we are once again joined by James Brandenburg from the SE Chapter of the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.  He brought a list of questions to ask Clay from himself and many others that have never bear hunted.  This would be a good episode to send a friend whether they are a newbie or a seasoned vet.  It is good to rehearse our knowledge and go back to basics!

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Did you know that the first known american invention is a stone projectile point (Arrow Heads)?  On this installment of the Bear Hunting Magazine Podcast we're talking with Dr. Adam Gray about projectile points and the rich history surrounding them.  We are excited to share this episode that is full of fun information about different projectile points and the poeple that used them to pursue game!  Enjoy!

Dr. Adam Gray's impressive collection of Dalton points and knapping stones

Dr. Adam Gray with a Calf Creek Point (left) & a Clovis Point (right)

Dr. Adam Gray and his son Liam (also an avid arrowhead hunter)

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First Lite's own Community Manager, Kevin Harlander,  is our guest on this episode of the Bear Hunting Magazine Podcast. We discuss some family history, elk hunting, the benefits of Merino wool and the First Lite products that everyone needs in their took kit! Kevin is a solid outdoorsman and good all round DUDE.  
 

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Ed Vance, veteran mountain lion and bear hunter from southern California and author of a new book, tells all in this unique podcast. We traveled out to meet with Ed in his home in the Greenhorn Mountains to hear first hand about his origins in hunting, his hounds and some of his most memorable hunts. This is our third podcast in hound our series and you'll enjoy Ed's fascinating life story of hunting with hounds. Check out Ed's book at www.trainedbyahounddog.com.

 

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Steve Herd is back in this installment of the Bear Hunting Magazine Podcast to discuss breeding big game hounds.  We discuss his strain of dogs known as the Bluff Creek Plotts.  Steve shares his insight and experience behind producing consistent big game hounds through the years.  Steve has been breeding hounds his whole life and we appreciate the time he has spent with us to share his passion and pass on some of the things he has learned along the way!

 

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Plott's have been one of the core breeds of bear hounds for a long time.  Steve Herd is an iconic big game Plott breeder known for his Bluff Creek hounds.  On this installment of the Bear Hunting Magazine Podcast, we meet up with Steve and his son to discuss the history of Plott hounds, bear dogs, and share many incredible stories!  Steve loves his hounds and has some strong opinions about hounds.  We appreciate his 65 years of being around bear dogs and his upfrontness about what he has learned during that time.  In the next podcast, you will hear Steve's philosophy on breeding big game hounds!  Enjoy!

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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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