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JimP

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I remember watching some of those shows on TV back in the 60's, they were great.

I remember them asking Fred Bear about shooting a brown or a polar bear with just a bow at such a close range. His response was that with a bow the bear doesn't know where anything came from where as a rifle he knows the direction that the shot came from
 
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mallardsx2

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My Dad has a picture of him standing with Fred at the museum.

I wish I had it with me to post.

That was back before archery was cool to most..lol
 
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Colorado Cowboy

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Back in the 50"s my Dad took me to several outdoor shows where Fred Bear put on a program. I remember thinking "that guy has some huge cajones". I also remember that he said he always had a guide backing him up with a rifle. I remember he said that he took a seal skin and wrapped up in it and laid down near a hole on the ice so he looked like a seal. Seals are one of the main foods of Polar Bears. When the bear came close enough looking for dinner, he got up and shot it. My Dad also had a Bear recurve that he shot several deer with.

He was awesome, at least to a teenager!
 

AKaviator

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I'd sure want to know and trust the guy backing me up with a REALLY BIG rifle! I've seen maybe 20-25 polar bears in the wild and they are intimidating! I'm pretty sure I've never been brave enough to take one on with a bow!
 
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shootbrownelk

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Back in the 50"s my Dad took me to several outdoor shows where Fred Bear put on a program. I remember thinking "that guy has some huge cajones". I also remember that he said he always had a guide backing him up with a rifle. I remember he said that he took a seal skin and wrapped up in it and laid down near a hole on the ice so he looked like a seal. Seals are one of the main foods of Polar Bears. When the bear came close enough looking for dinner, he got up and shot it. My Dad also had a Bear recurve that he shot several deer with.

He was awesome, at least to a teenager!
I had a Bear Grizzly recurve when I was a lot younger. Killed a couple Whitetails with it.