This classic Fred Bear hunting video will take you on a trip down memory lane with one of the most enduring archery figures in recent history.
With hunting videos all the rage these days, and sometimes we take for granted the opportunity to watch hunts 365 days a year. It wasn’t always this way, however. Years ago, a hunting video was a big deal, and not very many were produced.
Fred Bear was one of the fellows who pioneered the hunting video niche. He set out to promote the sport of archery, and prove this primitive equipment could do the job.
Watch this classic Fred Bear hunting video to see what a hunt with Papa Bear would have been like.
What a cool way to step back in time.
It is amazing to see how much the sport of hunting has progressed in the past few decades. From plaid wool shirts to high dollar camo, and from simple file sharpened broadheads to the most complex mechanical broadheads, times have changed. Not always for the worse, but changed nonetheless.
On another note, how many folks do you know that can make their own elk bugle while in the mountains? Not many I expect.
Although a classic Fred Bear hunting video like this can become saturated with nostalgia, a hunt like this can be much tougher than the video lets on.
Exploring the peaks and valleys of our Rocky Mountain mounted on horseback is a great way to see the country, but is not for the faint of heart. These trips require an abundance of gear, knowledge, and energy to pull off. There are a few guys who still possess the knowledge and savvy to operate a horse camp like this, but their number is growing smaller with each passing year. Hopefully more young people will continue this mountain tradition in the future.
Finally, how memorable is it to see such an iconic figure like Fred Bear standing atop a bull elk with his recurve in hand. Had it not been for a few men like Mr. Bear, this type of scene may have become a thing of the past.
Hopefully the grainy picture of this classic Fred Bear hunting video will remind all of us what we love about archery. With that, here is a tip of the old hat to Fred Bear and all the greats of yesteryear.