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A Final Word From Papa Bear
When asked how he would like to be remembered, here is Fred Bear's reply.

Sep 12, 2007 - 6:54:11 AM


Mile Stones of Papa Bear
Few men have accomplished what the great Fred Bear has. Here is a list that will humble all of us.

Aug 7, 2007 - 11:02:13 AM


Ted's Tribute To Fred Bear - Chap 22
No one captured the soul and spirt of the Great Papa Bear in words and music the way his protege Ted Nugent did. To hear it is to know; this was natures own son.

Jul 18, 2007 - 9:07:51 AM


Papa Bear - The Final Days Pt 2
Dick Lattimer's Eulogy concludes the service for the great one and final tributes come back home.

Jun 21, 2007 - 6:01:51 AM


Papa Bear - The Final Days - Pt 1
The great Fred Bear spends his final days with loved ones and then quietly goes on to the largest hunting land of all. A generation mourns.

Jun 11, 2007 - 11:34:54 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Chap 20 Pt 2
Fred Bear's last hunt in Alaska continues.

May 21, 2007 - 12:43:16 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Chap 20 Pt 1
Fred Bear's Last Alaskan Hunt held more for Papa Bear. Alaska was a favorite and this hunt would be special.

May 16, 2007 - 5:32:30 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Chap 19 Pt 2
A walk down memory lane and Bear's Award Winning Archery Catalogs.

Apr 23, 2007 - 6:00:37 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Chap 19 Pt 1
Archery catalogs just don't happen. In this chapter Dick explains the thoughts behind each catalog during his tenure at Bear Archery.

Apr 10, 2007 - 1:37:09 PM


Become a Two-Season Hunter - Chap. 18
The campaign that changed the face of bowhunting and introduced the sport to a legion of new hunters.

Mar 16, 2007 - 7:45:28 AM


The Tax on Archery
Papa Bear supported the Excise Tax on Archery equipment to ensure far ranging support for the sport he loved.

Feb 16, 2007 - 7:20:00 AM


From The Desk of Fred Bear - Chap 16
Few had the wisdom and insight Fred Bear had. He was a gentle mentor to others through his own actions.

Jan 4, 2007 - 9:20:00 AM


Fred's Humor - Chapter 15
When you met Fred Bear you were taken with his gentleness and warmth. However, there was also a mischevious side. 
Dec 14, 2006 - 1:00:00 PM


I Remember Papa Bear - Chap 14
Some great, colorful figures worked for Fred Bear. Bob Kelly was certainly one of them.

Nov 18, 2006 - 7:37:00 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Chap 13
Fred Bear had extraordinary days inventing, shooting, hunting and more but what about 'normal' days. Dick shares what Papa Bear did on those days.

Oct 12, 2006 - 6:03:00 AM


The Final Days In Grayling - Chap12, pt 2
The decision was made, the ground broken with high expectations. The trip back for a final look broke everyone's heart as Grayling became a memory.

Aug 15, 2006 - 2:12:00 PM


Bear Makes The Move South! Chap 12 pt 1
The Strike was in full swing. Papa Bear had one of his most heartbreaking decisions to make.

Aug 10, 2006 - 6:01:00 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Ch 11 Pt 3
The strike was over. Bear packed up for the move south. A painful chapter closed but the future looked bright.

Jul 30, 2006 - 7:01:00 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Ch 11 Pt 2
Bear Wins! Everyone loses! A company, a community torn apart in a civil war that left Bear scars for decades.

Jul 25, 2006 - 10:01:00 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Ch 11 Pt 1
STRIKE! The UAW Union wanted to increase their power and Bear Archery was right in its sights. Bear was in for a battle.

Jul 18, 2006 - 9:44:00 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Ch 10 Pt 2
Self depricating, Fred loved to tell yarns. WIth a crowd of admirers he had them enthralled until the 'Take Down' part came up.

Jun 19, 2006 - 12:44:00 PM


Our First Compound Bows - Ch 10 Pt 1
The real story of how the movie Deliverance became the turning point for Fred Bear's introduction to the compound bow.

Jun 14, 2006 - 8:29:00 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Ch 9 Pt 3
The Challenger Crew remembered in a resolution by the AAC. Dick feels the presence of astronaut El Onizuka.

May 29, 2006 - 10:07:00 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Ch 9 Pt 2
The Bear Razorhead earned it's wings and took a trip into space. Losing the crew of the Challenger took the heart out of America and Dick writes a book to remember them all.

May 19, 2006 - 12:01:00 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Ch 9 Pt 1
From new shows, to new recurve bows to the space program. Dick and Fred made their mark in history.

May 12, 2006 - 11:00:00 AM


I Remember Papa Bear Chapter 8 pt 2
Fred and Dick create the Bear Archery Proving Grounds. A throwback to their automotive days made special for Bear Archery equipment testing.

Apr 23, 2006 - 6:10:00 AM


I Remember Papa Bear Chapter 8 pt 1
The memories come fast and hard as Fred Bear walks the grounds of his favorite place, Grousehaven.

Apr 17, 2006 - 6:30:00 PM


Papa Bear Chapter 7 Pt 3
The Bear led team succeeds in getting the hunter's tale told on national TV. The move also helps professional fisheries and wildlife management.

Mar 11, 2006 - 6:20:00 AM


CBS 'Guns of Autum' - Chapter 7 pt 2
The liberal media of the 80's was not kind to America's Hunters with the misguided 'Guns of Autum'. Chapter 7 Part 2 of I Remember Papa Bear.

Mar 6, 2006 - 6:30:00 AM


I Remember Papa Bear - Chap 7 pt1
The 60's were a turbulent time and Papa Bear became involved, again, to protect and advance the cause of hunting and conservation.

Feb 26, 2006 - 7:22:00 AM

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