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. 

            Billy Molls is a renowned guide, bear hunter, author and videographer who has guided in Alaska for over 19 years (Billy Molls Adventures). Be sure to check out Billy's Youtube Channel. This film, captured by Billy, is an intimate and unique look into brown bear hunting in Alaska. You'll feel like you're there with them as the peninsula wind blows, and as they glass and stalk giant brown bears. Billy's hunter takes a GIANT 9-foot 11-inch bear on day nine of this incredible adventure. Harvesting older mature males brown bears is key for conservation. Taking out animals that have already contributed to the gene pool is solid science. Billy is a prime example of hunter who intimately knows his quarry, has devoted his life to understanding them, and gives them his ultimate respect throughout the hunt. Hunters are the good guys who love wildlife and want to see them thrive. The efforts of conservation efforts of hunters over the past 100 years is what saved North American wildlife.

             In this late season Appalachian bear hunt you’ll see how they often turn out. Bear hunting with hounds is often misunderstood, but is a culturally significant and vital part of bear management in many regions of the country where other methods of hunting aren’t as effective. Bear hunting with hounds is a difficult and strenuous type of hunting that takes year-round dedication. You’ll enjoy this short-film style video giving you a glimpse into bear hunting in the Appalachian Mountains.

 

            We hickory smoked a big rack of black bear ribs, and a bear heart. We served it a Christmas party to people who've never eaten bear. You'll be surprised at home many people liked it! You'll be surprised at how they responded. We'd never smoked bear heart before, but it tasted surprisingly good.

            Hunting Manitoba for giant whitetail deer is the dream almost every die-hard whitetail hunter. In the 1990s Canada was "discovered" by the whitetail world and hunting the far North for giant bodied, thick racked bucks became iconic. The last two years Clay Newcomb of Bear Hunting Magazine has been able to hunt whitetails with Tom Ainsworth of Grandview Outfitters in Manitoba. Tom is a longtime Bear Hunting Magazine outfitter who recently sold his bear business and now just focuses on whitetail. On the first year Clay took a 152" buck with his bow. Could he pull out another big buck in 2018? 

            The 2018 was definately different and after three days of hunting Clay didn't think he could get it done with the bow, so he switched to a muzzleloader. On the final day of the hunt he had an incredible hunt after a 9.5 hour sit. A big heavy horned buck was taken back to Arkansas to the Bear Hunting Magazine Global Headquarters and you can join the excitment on this reality-style video. This is the fifth episode of the fifth season of Bear Horizon.  Be sure to check out www.huntfishmb.com 

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            Join Clay Newcomb, the publisher of Bear Hunting Magazine, on a five-year quest to harvest a giant Oklahoma black bear. Using a Redneck Hunting Blind (Redneck Buck Palace) was key component of this black bear hunt. Hunting over bait offers the ability to be highly selective, and is a big win for bear conservation. The Oklahoma black bear weighed 550-pounds. The video expounds on how adult male bears are indicator animals pointing towards a vibrant and thriving bear population, and how they're the best animals to take out of a population. The Redneck blind for bear worked out great. The blinds are almost 100% scent proof and these bears never knew Clay was in the woods! Killing an older age class boar is good on many levels. It's good for conservation because these animals have already contributed to the gene pool and they can be cub killers. Also, we're all after a big bear. Bear meat is great table fair when cooked correctly. It's a red meat, but has a nice grain and flavor. Bear meat is almost like a combination of pork and beef! Either way, it's a great tasting meat. Bears also provide a great hide for future memories to be activated by.

            Many don't understand how difficult a baited black bear hunt can be. These giant Oklahoma bears can be like ghosts! Clay's hunted this property for five years and this is the first time he's ever seen this bear, though he's been there since the first year! Black bear hunting is a growing sport and we need more bear hunters! Join the revolution and subscribe to Bear Hunting Magazine! This video is cinematic and fun to watch, but it's also full of great information on bear hunting in the Ozark and Ouachita region of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bear hunting is conservation!

Watch the 3-Part VLOG Showing the Hard Labor Preparing for the 550lb Bruin!

            Watch Clay render down bear fat from a bear harvested on his Manitoba trip.  He talks about some of the history surrounding bear fat and some different uses.