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25+ Best Fred Bear Quotes For Budding Woodsmen

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A master bow hunter, traveler, conservationist, TV host and author, Fred Bears is basically a man with several feathers in his cap.

Bear began his journey as a bow hunter in 1929. His legends have escalated with time because of his unequalled abilities in the field, as well as building one of the ruling bow hunting organizations in the world.

Fred Bear was a pioneer in the world of bows and arrows, procuring licenses for instruments like the Razor head broad head, the advanced shooting glove, fiber glass bow sponsorships and the bow tremble, all devices that are utilized by bow hunters worldwide. In the following years, he ventured to the far corners of the world with his bow promoting, teaching the sport. Fred Bears made his TV presence on 'Arthur Godfrey And His Friends', 'The American Sportsman' and 'The Tonight Show'. He has also produced a few movies about bow hunting around the globe. Bears hold two patents to his name. Bear has been deified in the "Fred Bear" from the collection Spirit of the Wild by hard rock performer Ted Nugent. Fred Bear was also a contributing writer for well-known magazines like Outdoor Life and Archery Magazine.

After reading these Fred Bear quotes, do check out our wildlife quotes and archery quotes.

Best Fred Bear Quotes

Despite several decades past his time, Bear legend remains as relevant as ever. Rightly attributed as "Father of Bowhunting", his words of wisdom and hunting quotes are fondly remembered worldwide. We have listed some of the iconic Fred Bear hunting quotes for you.

Fred Bear quotes offer courage to the readers.

1. “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.

2. “The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind.”

- Fred Bear.

3. “Go out with a good state of mind, respecting the wildlife you hunt and the forests and fields you cross.”

- Fred Bear.

4. “Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.”

- Fred Bear.

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

- Fred Bear.

6. “All bowhunters are trophy hunters, for any game rightfully harvested with stick and string is a trophy to be proud of.”

- Fred Bear.

7. “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 the sure knowledge that nature’s ways of fang and claw or exposure and starvation are a far crueller fate than I bestow.”

- Fred Bear.

8. “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.”

- Fred Bear.

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

- Fred Bear.

10. “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.

11. “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.”

- Fred Bear.

12. “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.”

- Fred Bear.

Famous Fred Bear Quotes

Generally acknowledged as the father of bow hunting, Fred Bear is fondly remembered as a pioneer by sportsmen worldwide. Bear's archery expertise has widely influenced aspiring archers and hunters. Read on for the best Fred Bear archery quotes along with other motivational quotes by Fred Bear.

Fred Bear quotes can make anyone enjoy hunting.

13. “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.”

- Fred Bear.

14. “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.”

- Fred Bear.

15. “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.”

- Fred Bear.

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

- Fred Bear.

17. “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?”

- Fred Bear.

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

- Fred Bear.

19. “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.”

- Fred Bear.

20. “If some of our teenage thrill seekers really want to go out and get a thrill let them go up into the North West and tango with a Grizzly bear, Polar bear, and the Brown Bear they will get their kicks and it will cleanse their souls.”

- Fred Bear.

21. “With a gun you can hunt an average of three weeks a year, with a bow you can hunt an average of ten weeks more depending on the state you hunt in.”

- Fred Bear.

22. “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.”

- Fred Bear.

23. “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.”

- Fred Bear.

24. “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.”

- Fred Bear.

25. “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.”

- Fred Bear.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Fred Bear quotes, then why not take a look at Doc Holliday quotes, or arrow quotes.

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