Black Bear Bonanza
March 5
Starting at 9am
Benton County Quail Barn
Bentonville, AR









237 Attending

Black Bear Bonanza

Online ticket sales have ended, however tickets will be available at the door.  We look forward to seeing you there!


The Black Bear Bonanza celebrates the most successful reintroduction of a large predator in North America–the black bear’s return to the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains in the 1950’s and 60’s.  Join Meateater Contributor Clay Newcomb for a day of family friendly events.  There will be multiple raffles, contests and food trucks on site.  This is an event you won’t want to miss!

  • 9 am - Gates Open
  • 9 am to 10:30 am – Rifle Shoot
    • Ozark Youth Shooting Team will be on hand to introduce new shooters to both .22 LR and Muzzleloaders. All ages welcome
  • 10:30 am – Bear Grease Rendering Demo with Clay Newcomb
    • Learn how easy it is to turn the fat from a black bear into bear grease, great for baking or frying, or anything you’d use oil for!
  • 12:00 noon – Owl Hoot Contest
    • A good owl hoot is the mark of a strong outdoorsman or woman. Useful for locating turkeys, finding your lost hunting partners, and impressing members of the opposite sex!
    • Winner will receive a First Lite clothing package personally selected by Clay Newcomb
  • 1:30 pm – Live Taping of Clay’s Bear Grease [Render] Podcast
  • 2:45 pm – Live Auction of Canadian Black Bear Hunt with Baldy Mountain Outfitters, Manitoba, Canada (
    • June 13-18, 2022
    • Includes taxes, accommodations, meals, transportation to bait sites from camp and basic bear care.
    • Hunter is responsible for license and allocation fee ($350) and transportation to camp.
    • This hunt is a $4500 value!
  • 3:00 pm – Bear Biologist Panel
    • Bear biologists from Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma will present the “State of the Bears” in our region and answer all of your Ozark and Ouachita Black Bear questions.
  • 5:00 pm – Announcement of Raffle Winners and Live Music by Tim Meitzen and the Bushmaster

(All times are approximate)

All day long you can enjoy food trucks, vendor booths, and activities for the family.  Raffle ticket packages will be available for purchase, with chances to win thousands of dollars in prizes:

  • An Elite EnKore bow provided by Hook Line & Sinker in Bella Vista and Rogers, AR
  • A Weatherby Vanguard Rifle
  • A custom Garrett Polk Knives medium filet knife with BHA Bear Paw logo
  • $300 in Sitka gear certificates
  • Custom leather goods
  • Home Textiles
  • Turkey calls
  • Much, much more
March 05, 2022 at 9:00am - 5pm
Benton County Quail Barn
11570 AR-72 West
Bentonville, AR 72712
United States
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$10.00 USD · Purchase tickets
Caleb Buck Buster Davis Austin Merkel Caleb Mashburn Michael Rateliff Brad Green Jeremiah Wixson Kip Kruger Bryan Cobb Andrew Dillingham Bill Collins Todd Jackson Heath Tyler jason liles Robbie Morphew Mark Izard

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