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Clay Newcomb

Clay Newcomb

Clay Newcomb is a 7th-generation Arkansan that grew up in the Ouachita Mountains. He's a hunter, mule skinner, curious naturalist, and observer of rural culture. He's also a writer, filmmaker, podcaster, and owner/publisher of Bear Hunting Magazine.

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Ep 30: The Folsom Site - Killing Bison with Stone Points (Part 2)

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Ep 30: The Folsom Site - Killing Bison with Stone Points (Part 2)

On this episode of the Bear Grease Podcast, Clay Newcomb takes us back to the site of an ancient bison kill, the one found by George McJunkin on part one of this series. After George’s death it would become known as the Folsom site. It was here that stone tools made by humans were found with a relic...
Ep. 29: Bear Grease [Render] - Early Christmas Lights, Guarding the Gate, and Why We Love George

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Ep. 29: Bear Grease [Render] - Early Christmas Lights, Guarding the Gate, and Why We Love George

Clay Newcomb and the Bear Grease crew begin their discussion with how early Christmas decorations impact communities, and how Halloween decor doesn't make sense -- at all. Later, they have some more meaningful dialogue about how our hunting rights are being chipped away at by anti-hunting sentiment...
Video: How to Score a Bull Elk

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Video: How to Score a Bull Elk

Scoring a bull elk is quite similar to scoring a deer but with some added complexity due to the sheer length of those much bigger antlers. The total score number will include the inches in the length of the main beams, length of the tines, the inside spread, and the volume of the antlers. And we'll...
Ep. 28: The Folsom Site - The Amazing Life of George McJunkin (Part 1)

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Ep. 28: The Folsom Site - The Amazing Life of George McJunkin (Part 1)

Born a slave in the 1850s, George McJunkin became an accomplished cowboy under the most trying of circumstances. He was self educated and had a life-long thirst for knowledge of the natural world. His life was wrought with accomplishment, as well as tragedy and injustice. In 1908, he discovered what...
Episode 27: Bear Grease [Render] - Scent Control, Jaguars, and "The Ballad of Warner Glenn"

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Episode 27: Bear Grease [Render] - Scent Control, Jaguars, and "The Ballad of Warner Glenn"

Early in this episode, Clay's alerted that the Render crew has formed a union and are disgruntled with their current work situation. Later, they have a hefty argument around commercial scent control products for whitetail hunting. After a contentious conversation, they move on and talk about the...
Ep. 26: Eater of Us: The Borderlands Jaguar

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Ep. 26: Eater of Us: The Borderlands Jaguar

On this episode of the Bear Grease Podcast, we’ll journey to meet the most mysterious and rarest of beasts in the United States -- the borderlands Jaguar. We’ll talk with the man who documented the first live one in the United States and see how it uprooted the conservation world. That man was...
Video: How to Score a Whitetail Buck

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Video: How to Score a Whitetail Buck

In this video, I'll teach you how to score a whitetail deer using four categories of measurements and some simple math. I'm an official scorer for the Boone & Crockett Club and have done this hundreds of times. You'll first measure both main beams, all the tines, four circumferences on each side...
Ep. 25: [Bear Grease [Render] - Cave Man Films, Mark Kenyon, and Warner Glenn

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Ep. 25: [Bear Grease [Render] - Cave Man Films, Mark Kenyon, and Warner Glenn

On this episode, we've got a whole new crew for the Render. We're in the field and Clay's been hunting with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt. The crew covers an array of subjects, including the difference between videographers and cinematographers, what kind of film would a caveman make, and Mark Kenyon...
Ep. 24: Marrow of American Ruggedness - Warner Glenn (Part 2)

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Ep. 24: Marrow of American Ruggedness - Warner Glenn (Part 2)

On this episode of the Bear Grease Podcast we’re back in the Open Country of Southeast Arizona. This is part 2 in our series on life of a living legend – Warner Glenn. We’ll learn more about Kelly, Warner’s daughter, and her life in movies and modeling. We’ll dive deep into dry-ground lion hunting...
Clay Newcomb's Squirrel Hunting Kit

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Clay Newcomb's Squirrel Hunting Kit

Steve, Janis, and I hit the Arkansas woods to hunt squirrels during Episode 5 of MeatEater Season 10. As you might have seen, it took us a while to find some success. Squirrel hunting is difficult even when you are fully prepared. Don't make it harder on yourself by skipping this essential gear...