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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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Recent Posts

Ep. 82: Secret Agent Man - Instinct (Part 3)

Bear Grease

Ep. 82: Secret Agent Man - Instinct (Part 3)

This is the third and final episode of our Secret Agent Man series with undercover Ohio Wildlife agent RT Stewart. In part one we learned about the big picture mechanics of undercover stings and how RT was a pioneer in the early 1990s for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. We learned that...
Clay Newcomb Nov 30, 2022
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Ep 81: Bear Grease [Render] - Operation Redbud,  Confronting Brent, and Elon Musk

Bear Grease

Ep 81: Bear Grease [Render] - Operation Redbud, Confronting Brent, and Elon Musk

On this episode of Bear Grease, the “OG” render crew reunites to discuss Operation Redbud, which at the time was the largest turkey poaching sting in US history. Clay grills Brent on his experiences as an under cover narcotics agent and whether or not he is presently running a sting operation on...
Clay Newcomb Nov 23, 2022
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Video: Behind the Scenes of MeatEater Season 11, Episode 4

Hunting

Video: Behind the Scenes of MeatEater Season 11, Episode 4

Clay Newcomb breaks down Steve Rinella’s turkey hunting tactics in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. To watch the full episode, click here.
Clay Newcomb Nov 18, 2022
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Ep. 80: Secret Agent Man - Operation Redbud (Part 2)

Bear Grease

Ep. 80: Secret Agent Man - Operation Redbud (Part 2)

On this 2nd episode in our Secret Agent Man series we’re going deep into the trenches of the darkside with undercover Ohio wildlife agent RT Stewart to get the full story on Operation Redbud, which at the time, was the largest turkey poaching sting in US history. RT is going to take us on a tour in...
Clay Newcomb Nov 16, 2022
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Clay Newcomb's Gear Picks

Men's Sawbuck Brush Pant
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First Lite
$150.00
These have become one of Steve’s favorite hunting pants. They’re comfortable and tough and stand up to hard backcountry use.
Men's Wick Short Sleeve Crew
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First Lite
$70.00
Whether you're scouting before the season or find yourself in an early season heat wave, the Wick Short Sleeve Crew will keep you dry and comfortable.
Sniper Head Light
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SunSpot Lights
$294.99
The Sunspot Sniper is Clay Newcomb's most trusted headlight for hunting bear and raccoon at night. This light is lightweight, balanced, and bright but also easy to use! The Sunspot Sniper switch has been moved to the battery area making this one of the most balanced lights on the market. “I’ve been using Sunspot Light for several years and their brightness, battery life, comfort, and lifetime warranty are unsurpassed. If you've never used a...
Phantom Elite Saddle Kit
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Tethrd
Our best-selling tree saddle is now in our very own First Lite® Specter® camo, plus comes with two special edition SYS Haulers and an MVP. Our friends at Tethrd Nation have created the ultimate solution for all-day effortless comfort in an ultra-light package. Try the Phantom and see just why Clay Newcomb and Mark Kenyon wouldn't be caught in a tree without it. As the result of over 3 years of testing, research, and development, the XL saddle is...
Men's Solitude Insulated Jacket
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First Lite
$300.00
The Solitude kit combines all the performance characteristics of our proven whitetail styles into an integrated system ideal for mid-season sits.
Clay's Gear Picks