Fred Bear would have been 113 years young today. No man ever hunted with more true spirit and respect for the animals than Fred did…something that is sadly missing with some of the hunters I see and hear today.
As a tribute to Fred, take a look at this classic grizzly hunt. My Lord, this is how hunting films and TV should be done. From the genuine and humble hunter, to the compelling storyline, to the intriguing narration, to the look and “puts you there” feel of the old 16mm footage.
Watching Fred stalk, whistle and shoot that bear gave me chills. Pay close attention to the end of the show, when Fred and his guide walk up and admire the magnificent animal. This is how a “recovery” as we call it in the TV business should be done.