When a hunter is in a tree stand with high moral values and with the proper hunting ethics and richer for the experience, that hunter is 20 feet closer to God.

— Fred Bear

The most remarkable Fred Bear quotes that are little-known but priceless

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person.

61

The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind

51

Hardships are quickly forgotten. Intense heat, bitter cold, rain and snow, fatigue,and luckless hunting fade quickly into memories of great fellowship, thoughts of beautiful country, pleasant camps, and happy campfires.

36

Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make your a better person.

34

If some of our teenage thrill seekers really want to go out and get a thrill, let them go up into the Northwest and tangle with the Grizzly Bear, the Polar Bear, and the Brown Bear. They will get their kicks, and it will cleanse their souls.

29

I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued.

I see the animal not only as a target, but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, and with the sure knowledge that nature's way of fang and claw and starvation are a far crueler fate than I bestow.

29

If you consider an unsuccessful hunt to be a waste of time, then the true meaning of the chase eludes you all together.

17

You can learn more about hunting deer with a bow and arrow in a week than a gun hunter will learn in his entire life

16

It is no coincidence that the American hunter is the most patriotic of all our citizens. Who cares more for this land's beauties than he?

16

A hunt based only on trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be.

14

Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.

14

I hunt deer because I love the entire process;

the preparation, the excitement, and sustained suspense of trying to match my woods lore against the finely honed instincts of these creatures.

13

About Fred Bear

Quotes 24 sayings
Profession Bow manufacturer
Birthday March 5, 1902

Life in the open is one of my finest rewards.

I enjoy and become completely immersed in the high challenge and increased opportunity to become for a time, a part of nature. Deer hunting is a classical exercise in freedom. It is a return to fundamentals that I instinctively feel are basic and right.

9

The very remoteness kindles the imagination of the adventurous hunter.

From the top of any mountain the challenge extends far and wide, until the mountains meet the sky.

5

If you are not working to protect hunting, then you are working to destroy it.

0

I feel like one of God's chosen people, having had the opportunity to share, with many fine companions, these varied and lovely realms of our natural world.

0

There's more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than there is in hunting with the sureness of the gun.

0

A downed animal is most certainly the object of a hunting trip, but it becomes an anticlimax when compared to the many other pleasures of the hunt.

0

Not only is bowhunting fun and a real challenge, but it's good for you.

The exercise in the fresh air, the chance to get away from everyday pressures and problems, a return to the basic relationships between man and his environment.

0

If asked to sketch a picture of the typical archer I would be hard put.

They seem to come in all shapes, sizes, colors and backgrounds. Inwardly they seem to have in common a love for the outdoors, a reverence for wildlife, and a close tie with history. There is nothing they seem to enjoy more than telling tall tales around a campfire or talking about archery to others. It would be difficult to find a more interesting group of people.

0

I hunt because I love the entire process: the preparations, the excitement, and sustained suspense of trying to match my woodslore against the finely honed instincts of these creatures. On most days spent in the woods, I come home with an honestly earned feeling that something good has taken place. It makes no difference whether or not I got anything: it has to do with how the day was spent.

0

I come home with an honestly earned feeling that something good has taken place.

It makes no difference whether I got anything; it has to do with how the day was spent.

0

A hunt based only on trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be . . . time to commune with your inner soul as you share the outdoors with the birds, animals, and fish that live there.

0
famous quotes