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Join Clay, Ryan, & Kolby as they finish up the three part spring bear series.  Of the 29 big game species in North America black bear is among the most difficult.  We suspect this is the most extensive podcast ever recorded coving judging trophy black bears.  This knowledge comes from years of in-the-field experience judging black bears in many regions and scenarios.  There are many myths concerning judging bears that we bust through our shared experiences.

Topics Covered:

  • Identifying the Sex of a Black Bear
  • Judging the Size of a Black Bear
  • Judging the Overall Quality of a Black Bear

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Join host Clay Newcomb alongside bear hunting veteran Ryan Greb and new bear hunter Kolby Morehead as they discuss archery & rifle shot placement on black bears.  They discuss why the low and tight mentality of whitetail shot placement doesn't translate to the icon of North America.  

Items Discussed:

  • Bear Anatomy
  • Middle of the Middle Shot Placement
  • Effects of Fat & Hair
  • The Low & Tight Whitetail Philosophy/Effectiveness
  • Prioritizing a Two Hole Wound Channel
  • Blood Trailing Bears
  • Equipment Needs
  • Fixed Blade vs. Mechanical Blades For Bear
  • Pit Blinds for Bear
  • Kinetic Energy vs. Momentum | Shot Penetration
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            The 2019 spring bear hunting season is upon us! On this installment of the Bear Hunting Magazine Podcast we discuss a wide-array of information surrounding spring bear hunting including: which month is best for a spring bear hunt, where should you spring bear hunt, what black bears are doing, understanding how the bear rut comes into play, understanding spring feeding patterns, spot-and-stalk hunting, and hunting the Canadian wilderness. We also go on several rabbit trails, including outbursts on scent control and trophy hunting. If you listen to this podcast you'll understand a lot about spring bear hunting and how realistic it is for a hunter to spring bear hunt.

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            Bear Hunting Magazine’s own Clay Newcomb was invited to speak at the Missouri Back Country Hunters and Anglers Storytelling night in Springfield on March 15th.  Clay tells 4 stories about the same piece of public land.  You are guaranteed to laugh on this one!!  Check out www.bear-hunting.com and use the code BHM5 for $5 off a new subscription to Bear Hunting Magazine. 

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            Host Clay Newcomb sits down with old 91 year old mountain hunter Ora Lee Provence.  They discuss two giant Arkansas mountain bucks that Ora killed back in "Nineteen & Sixty-Five" (1965).  This episode is full of history, rich dialogue, and classic music!

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            Outdoor writer, hunter, and Bear Hunting Magazine contributor Bernie Barringer discusses his completion of the black bear color phase grand slam. Most people are not aware that black bears have different color phases. You'll learn where the grand slam came from, where wildlife biologists think it comes from, and Bernie's personal quest to complete this challenge!

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            This episode comes on the heels of a few epic days of Clay, Ford, and Jordan in the mountains of Arkansas on a few hunts on mules.  Ford talks about his time at First Lite and his new role formerly filled by the Ryan Callaghan.  Jordan talks about how he and his business partner at Captured Creative  got involved with First Lite and the epic brands they currently represent.  It's a fun podcast!

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            Host Clay Newcomb talks with Kolby McReynolds of Northwoods Bear Products about the importance of commercial scents in a successful bear hunters tool kit. There are a lot of valuable tactics using different types of products and related stories. This is a very informative episode!

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        Have you ever squirrel hunting with dogs?  It's a blast!  Mix that with mules and crank the fun to 11!  On this episode host Clay Newcomb talks with Tre Autry and Michael Lanier about their Feists after a hunt they jouneyed on together in the mountains of Arkansas.

             They talk about different breeds of squirrel dogs and some tactics and challenges of training a good squirrel dog.  We love talking about dogs!

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            In this episode host Clay Newcomb sits down to discuss the political climate surrounding hunting.  We discuss what the Alliance is and why every hunter needs to be involved.  This is our fight and they are here to represent us and get in the political and legal battles to protect all of our rights.  

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