Besides having the opportunity to spend a lot of tim in the outdoors, giving chase to fur, bone, fin and feather, another perk of being involved in outdoor media are the people you get to meet. It’s hard to beat hanging out with other like-minded, successful hunters and conservationists who are truly passionate about the gift the Creator spilled out for us to enjoy. I’ve had the opportunity to meet many of these guys over the years, but when I had the chance to talk bears and western bear hunting with another passionate western hunter, I jumped at the chance.
I’ve been a fan of Jason Matzinger and his work for a long time. He is an award winning filmmaker, television producer and the host of the popular TV show “Into High Country,” which airs on the Sportsman Channel. One of his latest projects, “This Is Hunting…” is captivating to watch, and he uses the sounds of the hunt, as well as Mother Nature, to tell the story.
Born and raised in Montana, Jason has hunted bears ever since he can remember, and it’s a big part of his hunting heritage. “Spring bear hunting is something that has gotten into my blood over the years,” explained Jason. “It really started at a very early age when I would hunt bears with my family, and has grown since.” Although Jason loves hunting elk and mule deer in the fall, as seen by his films, when spring rolls around in Montana’s high