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Title: Fred Bear
Post by: Carl77 on September 05, 2012, 06:08:34 PM
Does anyone else here shoot a Bear bow? If so, what model??
Title: Re: Fred Bear
Post by: John Andrews on September 06, 2012, 07:25:11 AM
I don't bowhunt any longer, but probably still have an old Bear Whitetail around here, somewhere. I like the old Bear bows.

I met Fred back in '64 at a Chicago NSGA convention.  We were both guest/buyers and spent a week visiting with each other.

Fred was a very fine fella! It was amazing what he did with a recurve bow.
Title: Re: Fred Bear
Post by: Carl77 on September 07, 2012, 02:29:36 AM
You might, and I mean MIGHT be one of the coolest guys I've ever talked to. Thats awesome
Title: Re: Fred Bear
Post by: John Andrews on September 07, 2012, 07:21:37 AM
You might, and I mean MIGHT be one of the coolest guys I've ever talked to. Thats awesome
Naw, not me, but Fred was sure cool!
Title: Re: Fred Bear
Post by: 2Nutz on September 07, 2012, 04:45:03 PM
Hell Who you think taught the Indians to use a weapon? Mrs John fixed the first Thanksgiving turkey too!  :roll: :roll: :shock: :twisted:
Title: Re: Fred Bear
Post by: bohicajuan on September 07, 2012, 05:35:55 PM
I own a Bear Kodiak Magnum and used it for several years before saving up and getting a Black Widow. I love my Kodiak Magnum though and take it with me as a back up when I go hunting. Its a super bow and perfect for tree stands because of its compact design. Mine draws about 52lbs give or take.
Title: Re: Fred Bear
Post by: bohicajuan on September 07, 2012, 05:38:42 PM
And for the record, JOHN is one of the coolest people I've ever talked to! O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Fred Bear
Post by: John Andrews on September 08, 2012, 08:56:05 AM
Geezze, now I have a big head!  ;D

Fred had a polar bear displayed at the convention, the first one he killed with a bow without gun backup. It was huge! I asked him what advice he could offer for hunting dangerous game. He smiled and said to me, "Make the first shot count"!  ;D
Title: Re: Fred Bear
Post by: HillbillyBeast on December 04, 2012, 10:12:56 PM
I do have a Bear compound bow and I love it. I have a 2006 Instinct model. 28.5" draw, 60lbs, whisker biscuit & Toxonics Solid Lock Series sight. It's a good, accurate bow.
I'm actually looking for another bow currently. My brother in law is 12 and is getting into the outdoors. For Christmas I'm having the archery shop take my Instinct down to a draw length/weight that he can handle so he and I can shoot together. My wife promised me a new bow and I'm considering all of the Bear models. I really like Legion, Domain, Method & Anarchy. Of all of them, I think I'm leaning towards the Method. I love Bear and though the local archery shop is sponsored by one of the bigger companies, and constantly push for me to buy "their" brand, Bear has been nothing but reliable for me and I foresee myself being a customer for life.