This Do-it-yourself adventure in Montana starts with a cross-country trip hauling mules from Arkansas to Montana. Misses, getting thrown off mules, missing a blonde bear and finally taking a great bear after 16 days of cumulative hunting over the course of three hunts, Clay Newcomb comes back to Arkansas with the meat, fat and hide of a great Montana boar.
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.
Roy Clark is a life-long Appalachian bear hunter and this video captures the culture, history and tradition of hunting bear with Plott hounds in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Some of the most exciting black bear footage ever captured! After missing a huge black bear Clay Newcomb takes a big color phase bear at 3 yards after it bumps into the end of his arrow! This is the full episode "Pretty Close" of Bear Horizon Season 4 by 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.