Fred Bear quotes: 16 popular archery and hunting quotes

It is difficult not to mention Fred Bear, if you talk about bowhunting. Fred Bear was in many ways one of the pioneers when it comes to bowhunting. Fred was the founder of Bear Archery, a reason many still know his name. Fred Bear was also world traveler and film producer, and he produced several bowhunting films from around the world. In addition, he appeared in shows like “The Tonight Show.”

Fred Bear is a legend within archery and hunting, and so are a lot of his quotes. Below you’ll find 16 of the best quotes.

The Best Fred Quotes
“A hunt based only on trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be.”
“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.”
“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.”
“The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind.”
“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.”
“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?”
“If you consider an unsuccessful hunt to be a waste of time, then the true meaning of the chase eludes you all together.”
“Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make your a better person.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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”