On story #2 of the live storytelling event where Clay Newcomb spoke, he told the story of the time he had to talk his dad down from shooting an Arkansas black bear invading into their camp! The situation escalated quickly and involved some high level negotiation techniques.

 

This is one of four short stories told by Bear Hunting Magazine editor Clay Newcomb at the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Live Storytelling Event in Springfield Missouri. This is a story of when Clay and his son lost their mule and had to go a bar to try to locate the mule. When he went into the bar, much to his surprise, a patron of the bar knew Clay's mother and the story unfolds from there! We'll be releasing the other three stories soon! Check out our shop and use code BHM5 at checkout for $5 off a subscription to Bear Hunting Magazine.

 

Bear Hunting Magazine columnist, Brian Strickland spring bear hunted with Rich and Marla Geres of Eastern Sky Guiding Service in Saskatchewan ( www.easternskyguiding.com ). Hunting with traditional archery equipment for black bear is a challenge, but is becoming more and more popular amongst bowhunters.

            A father-and-son adventure in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas using a mule to raccoon hunt with hounds. Swollen creeks, big rocks, and jumping logs, this video has a lot heart. Using hounds to tree coons is culturally iconic method for gathering fur and controlling turkey nest predators.

            Using trained mules for squirrel hunting is a great tradition in the Ozarks of Arkansas and it's a valuable transportation tool when hunting these rugged mountains. Clay Newcomb of Bear Hunting Magazine goes along with Trae Autry and Michael Lanier to hunt with Treeing Feists on public land. After they kill a few squirrels they fry the squirrels in bear oil (bear grease) after battering them in a buttermilk/flour batter. You'll see Clay shoot off his mule, Izzie, and lots of other cool stuff. This video shows the joys, camaraderie and fun of hunting. Also, the great tasting meat acquired from a game animal that many overlook. Hunting with dogs while on equine animals, be it horses or mules, is a classic way to hunt! You'll enjoy this video about squirrel hunting on mules in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.