Black Bear Bonanza 2023
March 4
Starting at 9am
Benton County Quail Barn
Bentonville, AR









106 Attending

Black Bear Bonanza 2023

The Black Bear Bonanza is back for 2023!


Join us March 4th at the Benton County Quail Barn in Bentonville, Arkansas, as we celebrate the Icon of North American Wilderness - the Black Bear.

Crowd favorites from the inaugural Bonanza return, such as the World Famous Owl Hoot Contest, Q & A with bear biologist Myron Means, and yes, a live recording of Clay Newcomb’s Bear Grease [Render] Podcast!

The Black Bear Bonanza is still family-friendly with fun activities and wildlife exhibits for the kids, thanks to partners like Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation. New for 2023 is the Outdoor Brand Pavilion with support from Umarex, Vortex, and Vista Outdoors, to name a few. Come get a look at the latest gear and learn how you can make a difference on the Public Lands and Waters we love to explore!

We’ve also expanded our line up of seminars and educational booths. For the hunters and chefs, we will have wild game butchering and cooking seminars. Dr. Devin Pettigrew will talk about ancient Native American hunting methods and technologies, and demonstrate the use of an atlatl. And of course, we’ll have sessions dedicated to black bears, their habits, and the hunters who pursue them.

Doors open at 9 AM, and this year, kids 12 and under get in free! Bring the whole family and enjoy the day. We’ll have raffles and door prizes throughout the day thanks to our generous sponsors. We’re pretty sure you’re not going to want to miss Black Bear Bonanza 2023!

Schedule for the day will be finalized in late February. Anticipated Sessions/Seminars include:

  • LIVE Bear Grease [Render] Podcast with Clay Newcomb

  • World Famous Owl Hoot Contest with Brent Reaves and Clay Newcomb

  • Wild game butchering with Rick Spicer

  • Wild game cooking demonstration with Jonathan Wilkins

  • Bear Biologist Q&A with Myron Means

  • Atlatls and ancient bear hunters with Dr. Devin Pettigrew

  • Food trucks will be on site and Ozark Beer Company will have a special run of Black Bear Golden Lager available for purchase.


Special thanks to our sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor:      




Gold Level Sponsors: Umarex, Polk Knives and Vortex

Premium Sponsors: Vista Outdoors and Ozark Beer Company

Sponsors: Nemo, Benchmade Knives, Big Agnes, Wildtones Game Calls, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, and Basecamp Coffee.


March 04, 2023 at 9:00am - 5pm
Benton County Quail Barn
11570 AR-72 West Bentonville AR 72712
Bentonville, AR 72712
United States
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Will you come?

$10.00 Individual
Kids 12 and under free!