Watch as Alaskan Bush People’s Bear Brown puts his “natural” deer stalking skills to work before encountering a wild predator he didn’t expect…
“From a young age, Bear Brown has been tracking deer in the woods,” Discovery’s narration begins.
“I basically just use all my natural skills while I’m tracking deer,” the Alaskan Bush People star offers. Within, we see him taking to the Alaskan dirt, both smelling and tasting it.
“I think like a wolf. As far as I’m concerned, I practically am a wolf,” Bear adds with utmost confidence.
The Brown brother has even made a game of his deer tracking.
“One of my goals is to sneak up to a deer… Before it knows that I am there, and to touch it.”
“A grazing animal will take three steps or so and then stop,” he details. “The best way to track,” Bear has found, is to also “be like the deer.”
The Alaskan Bush People star has “gotten so close” that he could’ve reached out and touched one of the wild deer he’s after.
For a particular mission in this throwback, Bear decides to go “undercover” with his tracking. To do so, he covers himself in mud. Doing so covers his scent, while also allowing him to blend in more naturally with his surroundings. To be “part of the forest and the ground” in this way is advantageous for these reasons and more.
A shirtless Bear then covers his entire torso, arms, hands, neck, and face with mud – a task he notes would be far easier with help. But “No one puts mud on my back but me,” smiles Bear. “Unless it was… I don’t know.. a cute Bush girl… Or something…” Now you’re thinking, Bear!
‘Alaskan Bush People’s Bear: Stalking Deer is ‘a simple process if you know what you’re looking for’
On the whole, Bear says that stalking deer “is a simple process if you know what you’re looking for.”
“I just stalk through the woods and survey the area,” he says as his show’s cinematography gives us a glimpse of the gorgeous bush surrounding him. Then, he spots a deer bed and trail from atop a pine tree. After checking to see how “fresh it looks,” Bear heads deeper into the Alaskan wilderness.
“We must be getting closer to the deer… There’s a lot of skunk cabbage around, and deer love skunk cabbage,” he whispers to the camera within. He observes the “cut marks” from deer’s incisors on the cabbage leaves, noting that it hasn’t been done by any insect.
But Bear Brown isn’t alone in his stalking. Halfway through his hunt, he spots a familiar, intimidating silhouette up ahead. He has company.
“There’s a bear right up there,” he hushes to the crew. Sure enough, Bear spots his namesake ahead – one that may also be on the hunt for deer.
Judging by the sizable hump between its shoulders, it looks to be a big grizzly. Wiser than to continue into the path of the apex predator, Bear heads back to camp to alert the family.
Watch his full harrowing journey below courtesy of Alaskan Bush People‘s home network, Discovery:
Bear Brown goes undercover to reveal the secret to his success in tracking bush wildlife.Discovery