Fred Bear's 10 Commandments of Hunting

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  1. 130Woodman

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    Here is Fred's list. I don't think things have changed that much but what I do see is people including myself taking more crap in the woods with them. What's everyone's thoughts It's been slow here lately?
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    I tend to agree but wonder about his statement about # 4 and # 7 they seem in conflict.
     
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    I think he's just saying that being still and quiet is most important but don't purposely hunt while wearing a solid color that won't break up your human outline. A red plaid coat is still a pattern and just as "camouflage" as what most of us wear today. At least that's what I took from it, but I do see what you mean.

    Good stuff.
     
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    That and well.....Fred is pictured wearing camo.
     
  5. CToutdoorsman

    CToutdoorsman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    These are what i still use today if someone were to ask me rules that I fallow i would just pull this up.
     
  6. 130Woodman

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    I see what you're getting at he could have changed a couple words in either sentence and would have no conflict. I get what he means without over analyzing it.
     
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    True best camo in the world is worthless if there is too much movement.
     
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    A real legend and real bowhunter using a real human powered bow and arrow to bowhunt. Always liked him. I agree with his intent even if the words are not so smooth.
     
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    Fred Bear used to have a museum around Ocala Florida. had all his trophies including a large brown bear mounted on its hind legs if I recall correctly. Saw Fred there but he was in a wheelchair. my guess this was around 1980. was a great man. The museum is gone now, heard it was bought by Bass Pro.
     
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    I agree with you, but i`m not Fred Bear!!!
     
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    Truth is truth, no matter how old it is.
     
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    As a spin off todays top ten would be ( And Im joking here )

    #1 Don't forget the ozonics
    # 2 Check trail cams
    #3 Maintain man made foodplot
    #4 Don't forget to film your hunt and for more hits have a chick with
    #5 Name your bucks
    #6 Whatever you have for camo get more
    #7 Make sure your bow shoots over 300FBS
    #8 Wear your Go pro
    #9 Don't forget your smartphone you may get lost
    #10 Don't forget to text, tweet, blog and post about the squirrel around you on your favorite state land spot while some poor sap is at work.
     
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    All joking aside,hunting isn't what it used to be.
     
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    Was it a funding thing that ended the museum?
     
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    There has to be a number eleven...........



    11. Use annoying phrases like "Big Buck Down" .... "I put the hammer down" .... "Slammed him"
     
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    DON WEDDLE MET FRED BEAR


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    I don't like to hunt in rain storms but I would say that I for the most part follow the rest of the rules. The list really seems like pretty basic stuff any experienced hunter should know?
     
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    Anytime I see rain in the forecast that's ending an hour or two before night fall I do whatever I can to be in a tree. Last year I sat for 3 hours in the rain and within 20 minutes of the rain ending I saw 3 bucks with the smallest being in the 120" range. There is definitely something to be said about it.
     
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    Berber fleece is horrible to wear in a rain storm.
     
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    That bear is at Bass Pro in Olathe, KS


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