I Remember Papa Bear - The Untold Story of the Legendary Fred Bear
Including His Secrets of Hunting
"Fred Bear was the best-known hunter and outdoorsman of the second half of the 20th century, and I was devastated when he died, and remain so to this day. He was my best friend, mentor and father figure for several decades."—author Dick Lattimer
Still, today, nearly 17 years after his death in 1988, Fred Bear's name and legacy are indelibly etched into the fabric of hunting and the hunting tradition. "Papa Bear," as he was affectionately known to millions of outdoorsmen and women, combined his rare talents and passion to craft the hunting equipment and intrigue which would propel an entire industry.
His is an epic journey of overwhelming success in business as the founder of Bear Archery and in the field as a world record-setting bowhunter. Fred Bear's story is filled with fame, glory and celebrity; but his life at times was also laced with considerable heartache, struggle and disappointment.
Now, for the first time, we are personally and intimately introduced to "Papa Bear" by accomplished author Dick Lattimer—Fred's right-hand man, friend and confidant for more than two decades. This is the behind-the-scenes life story, an insider's view, of the man who became hunting's greatest ambassador of all time.
A sampling of the 25 chapters includes: "The Creation of Fred Bear", "Fred Bear Showed Me How", "Fred's Secret Hunting Camp", "First Compound Bows", "Why Papa Bear Couldn't Shoot Them", "Fred's Last Alaskan Hunt", and "Fred's Final Days". The 6x9-inch, hardcover book is 368 pages and includes approximately 140 photos—some of which have never before been published.