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Bear Hunting Magazine | Arkansas Wilderness Whitetail Hunting with James Lawrence

Episode Summary

On this episode of the Bear Hunting Magazine podcast Clay Newcomb and James Lawrence are in Manitoba Canada on a whitetail hunt. James talks about the buck he killed the day before, but that isn’t the focus of the podcast. Their time in camp allowed them to record a conversation that they’ve wanted to have for a long time and discuss James’ experiences hunting wilderness areas in Arkansas in the 1970s through the 80s.

Episode Notes

On this episode of the Bear Hunting Magazine podcast Clay Newcomb and James Lawrence are in Manitoba Canada on a whitetail hunt. James talks about the buck he killed the day before, but that isn’t the focus of the podcast. Their time in camp allowed them to record a conversation that they’ve wanted to have for a long time and discuss James’ experiences hunting wilderness areas in Arkansas in the 1970s through the 80s. James hunted extensively on foot for days at a time carrying few and primitive provisions. Later he got a horse and learned systems for packing on it to gain access to more days of hunting. James discusses his hunting techniques for “still hunting” the Ouachita mountains, and how he was taught to travel in the mountains by his uncle in the 1950s. He learned to hunt the south sides of mountains listening for rolling rocks during the rut.

He also talked about how he employs the “Three Day Sit” when he really wants to kill a deer. James talks about his first buck when he 14 years old and how it set him track to be a mountain deer hunter. After finding three years of matching sheds, he finally killed the 160” deer near his home while his family was off hunting other places. This experience set him a path to pioneer new ways to hunt. James has always liked to get off the grid and not be seen, and the wilderness areas in Arkansas gave him access to that. This is a long podcast, but you’ll enjoy hearing the Old Arkansas mountain man talk about his hunting.