A bear hunt like this is a community affair. From the hounds and trucks to the chase, every­one played a role. There are apparent divisions in the hunting community, and if not healed, could end hunting altogether. Now we’ll share the story like we’ll share the meat, passing it along time and again.


Meet First Lite Pro Team Member, Clay Newcomb. Born and raised in Northwest Arkansas, Clay is an Ozark renaissance man: He’s a writer, filmmaker, mule-skinner, hound trainer, artist, conservationist, trad archer, and the owner and editor of Bear Hunting Magazine. His skills and passions as a hunter are diverse: If it walks, crawls or flies in Arkansas, you can be sure Clay’s hunted it. Most importantly he’s a father, husband and one of the most humble and gracious people on the planet who convincingly argues that balancing responsibilities and passions is the key to success. Our new film “Newcomb,” explores how Clay integrates business, the outdoors, and family so brilliantly in his life.


Brian Strickland bear hunted for five days in Manitoba with Baldy Mountain Outfitters when he killed a Boone-and-Crockett-class bear with traditional archery equipment. Brian is a veteran bowhunter and outdoor writer. He writes a monthly column in Bear Hunting Magazine, which is the only all-bear hunting publication in the world.


Raegan hunts black bear for the first time with her father, Brian Strickland, at Baera Forest in Quebec, Canada. Hunting black bear in the spring is a great way pursue the icon of North American wilderness - the bear. Special thanks to Baera Forest outfitters in Quebec.


Bowhunting for pheasants isn't easy, but it's a lot of fun. Clay Newcomb took his traditional bow to hunt pheasant in Kansas in January of 2020. You'll see fifteen of the greatest bowhunting misses of all time and one of the greatest hits. You can check out the Bear Hunting Magazine podcast to hear all the details of the hunt, including gear, tactics and how the hunt really went down. Cameraman Brent Reaves of Reckless Drift Media filmed the hunt and joined Clay on the podcast. They were hunting with Upland Inn Hunts in Greensburg, Kansas. They had lots of opportunity at wild pheasants. DON'T BE AFRAID TO MISS!