Fred Bear’s 10 Commandments of Hunting:
- Don’t step on anything you can step over.
- Don’t look for deer, look for movement and remember it’s what they’re looking for, too.
- Always approach from downwind. In the cool of the day, move uphill; in the heat of the day, move downhill.
- The best camouflage pattern is called, “Sit down and be quiet!” Your grandpa hunted deer in a red plaid coat, think about that for a second.
- Take only the gear to the field that allows you to hunt longer, harder, smarter.
- A rainstorm isn’t a reason to quit the hunt, it’s a reason to stay.
- Camouflage your appearance, your sound and your scent.
- Be sure of your shot. Nothing is more expensive than regret.
- Hunt where the deer actually are, not where you’d imagine them to be.
- Next year’s hunt begins the minute this season’s hunt ends.
I have added my own #11. Don’t quite remember where it is from but I am 95% sure it was Fred Bear.
11. In the wilderness, know the difference between being brave and being foolish.
Here is Ted Nugent’s Song Fred Bear with a ton of cool old Fred Bear hunting images.
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