VIDEO: Blown Opportunity on Spot and Stalk Bear Hunting

Even though there isn’t an awesome kill scene at the end, you should watch this spot and stalk bear hunting video. It just might make you feel better the next time you miss. It happens to all of us eventually. In fact, it’s happened to me more times than I care to admit. Oh well, you live you learn right?

by Cory Glauner
I have a confession to make… when I’m bowhunting, every once in a while I miss. I know that’s hard to believe, but I did get it on video while I was spot and stalk bear hunting for you doubters.

Last weekend while archery elk hunting I spotted this color phase black bear and even though I wasn’t technically on a bear hunt, I couldn’t resist a chance to mix it up with a little spot and stalk bear hunting… well, actually I just ambushed him… to within 15 yards, and then I went and missed…. shot right under him. It was pathetic. I am ashamed. I do have an excuse though (I know, I know, doesn’t everybody). The bottom limb of my bow hit a rock when I shot which caused me to shoot low… D’oh!

I just about redeemed myself though because the bear went up into some rocks and stopped. This time I actually did make a great stalk (if I must say so myself) to within five yards… but when I drew back my bow I could only see his head. That wasn’t going to work, then the wind swirled and… you know what happened next… back to archery elk hunting (which ain’t that bad). That’s what makes bowhunting so much fun.

If you are new to bowhunting or even if you’re an old pro, and want a good, fun hunting experience, you should give spot and stalk black bear hunting a try. It’s a ton of fun.



    1. Tom Sorenson says

      Awesome video, Cory. Pretty bear, too – I’m still trying to decide if this is a spoof, though..I mean, you miss? Never! :)

    2. Russ P. says

      LOVE the bow cam—though pointing that arrow at your ear is not something I’d suggest that the uninitiated do! I love most of all the paragraph you wrote above the video—so true, so authentic, so accessible. Great stuff, Cory!

    3. Dave Brucken says


      YOU missed? What’s the world coming to? I did a similar thing in Africa in ,99. After practicing over 500 shots with my PSE, I decided to add a grip strap to the bow. My first shot at 20 years on a gemsbok buried into the dirt a good five feet in front of him, as the sling disrupted the flight of the arrow. Got him the next day, though.

      We learn from our mistakes….

      • Cory Glauner says

        It’s funny how we all do things that we shouldn’t even though we know better. Human nature I guess. I could have kicked myself for this one. I bet you felt the same with that Gemsbok.

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