“ABCs of Getting Close to Wildlife.” (Arrows, Binoculars and Cameras)
Walking in the Footsteps of Fred Bear Taking Aim at Invasive Species Walking with Nature: Pacing, Stride Length, and Tracks! “You Stink!” The Snapshot Hunter. The Stick And String Master Naturalist Challenge! The Stick and String Naturalist
Fred Bear Bow Hunter & Bowyer, Competitor, and Father of Modern Bowhunting
How do YOU think Fred Bear found archery?
Finding Archery Fred moved to Detroit, Michigan when he turned 21 Saw the silent movie “Alaskan Adventures” About bow hunter Art Young’s quests Fred fell in love with archery and learned all he could from Art Young Fred tested many materials to create the best bow and arrow
Fred over “canted” the bow! He did not hold it up and down. Fred was a “snap shot” hunter. He did not take long to aim and he shot the bow like a sling shot! Fred was right eye dominant and right handed but shot his bow left handed!! When Fred would teach others he would say, “Don’t learn to shoot like me.” BUT WHY???? So, do you want to shoot like Fred Bear?
What is the “best” way to learn archery? Step 1 Determine eye dominance!! Step 2 Determine “Bow Hand” Step 3 Learn from an expert! Step 4 Practice
Prairie Wetlands Learning Center Presents: The Stick and String Naturalist June 24 th – 27 th 9a.m. – 3p.m. Camp Goals: To provide an immersion experience into the world of bow hunting. To develop an interactive learning experience without the use of PowerPoint, lectures or handouts. To give participants the tools and techniques to pursue a lifetime passion for nature. The Stick and String Naturalist June 17 th – 20 th
Tuesday The Stick and String Naturalist Session 1“The ABCs of Close Encounters” Session 2Eye dominance / Making a string bow Session 3The 11 steps to archery success Session 4Archery on the range. Session 5 Becoming a bowyer (bow builder).
Wednesday Tracking and the art of seeing
Wednesday, June 25 th Tracking and the art of seeing
Thursday The “snapshot” hunter; pursuing wildlife through the lens.
Pay it forward! You are now the instructor!
“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.” –Fred Bear