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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2005, 11:19:00 AM »
I've had the opportunity to hear those stories first hand. I always feel honored to hear them again. Somehow we can't build a future without some building blocks from the past. Very cool Lambo. I can't wait to hear them again sometime next to a campfire. Maybe Oregon, ok? CK

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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2005, 11:31:00 AM »
What a great story... and I can only imagine what an awesome experience that must have been! Too cool  :thumbsup:

How bout some pics of that bow he built for ya Charlie  :D

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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2005, 12:05:00 PM »
Guys... nobody knows better than me how lucky I've been to meet Fred and spend time with him in that environment.

My close friend Gary Norris killed a bear the first night of hunting and spent many afternoons with just he and Fred in camp (I always hated him for that!   ;)  )... Fred was more interested in the fishing at that point in his life. Like he said, "I've killed a lot of black bears."

He did hunt a couple of evenings. More for the sake of the outfitter than anything else... so the guy could say that Fred had hunted from his camp, I'm sure.

Fred made what he called a "stalking blind". He built a ground blind of sorts and cleared a path to it from the downwind side.
He'd go off in the timber and dink around, then every once in a while he'd "stalk" the bait to see if anything was there.

I thought that was pretty cool.
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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2005, 12:21:00 PM »
BillW... I needed a lot of pointers to shoot his bow left handed. I could just get it to full draw that way.    :D  
He said I was a pretty good hand with it, but I think he was just being nice.

Tedd... I was shooting that bow in this story on the Articles and Stories forum.
  The Bear and the Bouncing Bow  
 Yeah, I think I shot it pretty good!   ;)
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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2005, 12:30:00 PM »
Charlie,
Do you remember what the draw weight of that bow was?

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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2005, 12:32:00 PM »
2 questions Charlie...

1)so you actually WERE young once!??  :)

2)how does the low cut shelf bow shoot compared to your other bows, worth it in your opinion???

...inquiring minds you know. thanks for sharing the story!
...gosh this is hard.

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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2005, 12:38:00 PM »
Great post Charlie. Delightful reading on my lunch break!
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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2005, 12:42:00 PM »
Tedd... here's another bear taken with that bow.

 

I'll have to dig out that bow... it's in storage right now. When I do I'll post some pics for ya.
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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2005, 12:56:00 PM »
N.O.S. guy... Earl Hoyt was one of my mentors when I was growing up. Pretty much had the run of his shop from the time I was about 13.

Somewhere there's a picture of Earl and I with the trophies we were presented for being two of the three guys that killed deer that year (around 1964) in the St.Louis Bowhuntes club.
Great man!!

Oh at work... that bow was 65# and Fred would have been 75 or thereabouts.

Calvin... I think I was. But I could be hallucinatin!!   :confused:  

The shelf on that bow wasn't "exactly" like Freds but still pointed very naturally.
Todays bowyers have jumped on the low shelf band wagon... mostly thanks to Fred Asbells articles... and I think that's a good thing.
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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2005, 01:16:00 PM »
Good stuff Charlie,
I only had the chance to meet Fred one time in the early 70's when he came and gave a talk at our small town.  He really had some good stories to tell!!!

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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2005, 02:05:00 PM »
Charlie~
You Da Man! You never cease to amaze me with your stories and history.....a very lucky man indeed!

What an experience!
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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2005, 02:29:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing Charlie!!!  :notworthy:
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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2005, 03:14:00 PM »
Thank you for sharing!! you truly are blessed  :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:

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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2005, 04:24:00 PM »
Charlie, thank you so much.   :notworthy:    :notworthy:

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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2005, 04:38:00 PM »
DANG CHARLIE

Them must be some old pictures.  Yer hair still has color to it, and yer waistline don't look so big.

Great pictures, and I'll bet, great memories.

TO ALL YOU JEALOUS GUYS

Don't dispair about not being able to hunt with Fred Bear, Earl Hoyt, and now Jack Howard is gone.  There are still a few TRADITIONAL ICONS around.  CHARLIE LAMB for one.  Invite him on a hunt, he might just take you up on it.
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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2005, 05:02:00 PM »
I'm so dang mad at myself. We sat around a campfire for a week in CO and the listened to the guys that didn't have nothin to share talk....  :confused:  

Charlie, The next time........and Lord I do hope there is a next time.......we get to hunt together  :wavey:
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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2005, 05:05:00 PM »
Thats what I love about this site! You come home from a looooooong day at work and can read about Charlie hunting with the Bear. Charlie, what other great stories are you keeping from us?
Thanks for sharing and keep'em coming.

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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2005, 05:09:00 PM »
Wow very cool read Charlie.  I could read this kinda stuff all day long. (Hint: "more, more, more") The pics are awesome too.  Thanks for takin the time to share this with us.  Oh yeah, did you say you were "stoked"?  I knew you were young at heart!!! Rock-on Charlie!!!    
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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2005, 05:25:00 PM »
Charlie, I'm probably not the only one who'd like to hear some things about Fred from someone who's met him. Thanks for sharing with us. God places people in our lives, when he placed Fred Bear in yours,even if for a short time, you were blessed. Frank
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Re: Hunting with Fred Bear
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2005, 05:45:00 PM »
Thats,just freakin awesome!!!!!!!!
Target archery is seeing how far away you can get and still hit the bull's eye. Bowhunting is seeing how close you can get and never miss your mark.

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