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Airgun Hunting for Bear with Big Bore Air Rifle : American Airgunner


>WELCOME TO AN ALL NEW SEASON OF AMERICAN AIRGUNNER. IT’S 2017 AND THE AIRGUN WORLD IS CHANGING, AND I MEAN FAST. THIS YEAR IS ALL ABOUT BIGGER, BETTER, QUIETER, AND OF COURSE MORE POWERFUL AIRGUNS THAN WE’VE EVER SEEN BEFORE. THE GODFATHER TOM GAYLORD IS BACK ALONG WITH JIM CHAPMAN, STEVE CRINER, AND OF COURSE YOURS TRULY. SO GET AMPED UP, PUMPED UP, AND CHECK YOUR PRESSURE GAUGES ‘CAUSE IT’S TIME FOR AN ALL NEW SEASON OF AMERICAN AIRGUNNER. ♪ MUSIC ♪>HEY WHAT’S UP GUYS, ROSSI HERE, I’VE GOT MY MAN JIM CHAPMAN, AND WE ARE GOING BEAR HUNTING. I’M WITH MY BUDDY GREG WITH THE VIRGINIA HUNTING DOG ALLIANCE. WE GOT ROOSTER OVER THERE, AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF GOOD LITTLE DOGS. APPARENTLY HE’S GONNA RELEASE THE HOUNDS, THEY’RE GONNA CHASE THE BEAR, WE’RE GONNA CHASE THE DOGS. ALRIGHT HERE WE GO, BEAR HUNTING ON AMERICAN AIRGUNNER WITH AIR GUNS. LET’S ROLL.>ALRIGHT SO HERE’S WHAT, WE’RE LEARNING AS WE GO HERE. THEY APPARENTLY LET THE LEAD DOG GO. LEAD DOG IS JACK. JACK GOES, HE’S THE SMARTEST, DOES THESE THE MOST, REALLY KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING. PICKS UP THE SCENT. ONCE HE GETS ON THE TRAIL AND THEY KNOW IT’S A BEAR TRAIL AND THEY’RE ON THE RIGHT PATH, THEN THEY RELEASE ALL THE OTHER DOGS AND THEY FOLLOW JACK. WE’RE JUST RIGHT NOW THEY GOT THEM ALL STILL ON LEASHES. WE’RE WAITING FOR JACK TO PICK UP SCENTS. LET ME TELL YOU WHAT, JACK IS IN BETTER SHAPE THAN I AM. THAT’S THE TOP OF SUGARLOAF, THAT’S THE FULL DEAL RIGHT THERE. HOPEFULLY THE BEAR DECIDES NOT TO GO UP THERE ‘CAUSE THAT’LL BE TOUGH. (LAUGHING) LIKE THIS YOU’RE WATCHING JACK KIND OF RUN, SNIFF, MOVE, WHEN DO YOU KNOW GO TIME? IS IT A CERTAIN BARK, IS IT A CERTAIN–.>>YEAH, IT’S A CERTAIN TONE. HE WON’T BARK UNLESS IT’S PROPER. THAT’S WHY HE’S THE LOOSE ONE.>RIGHT.>>JACK HERE, PULLING HER IN THROUGH THERE ABOUT 144 YARDS. GET IN THERE. ♪ MUSIC ♪>WOW, ALL HELL REALLY BREAKS LOOSE, DOESN’T IT? (LAUGHING) NOW ARE THEY ON THE MOVE OR ARE THEY STOPPED?>>THEY’RE STILL TRAILING. I MEAN IT’S FIRST DAY, THEY’RE WOUND UP. THEY’RE WOUND TIGHTER THAN YOU ARE. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE YOU TO GET TO WHERE THEM DOGS ARE AT? THEY’RE TREED. 228 YARDS.>THAT’S A 3-WOOD, THAT’S EASY.>>EASY, HUH?>JIM, DON’T YOU GO DYING ON ME. WELL GUYS, THERE’S DOGS UP THERE. THAT’S ABOUT ANOTHER 100 YARDS AWAY. THE DOGS GOT THEM, NOW WE GOT TO GET THERE, GET A SHOT. JIMBO, WELCOME BACK BUDDY, DID YOU TAKE A NAP?>>I DID, HERE I COME. ALRIGHT, ME AND ROOSTER’S GONNA GET THE DOGS. Y’ALL ARE GONNA BE RIGHT BEHIND ME. AND READY.>ALRIGHT, GOING, JIMBO.>>WE’RE GONNA GET THESE DOGS TIED BACK.>ALRIGHT, THIS IS WHAT WE’RE AFRAID OF. TYPICALLY A BIG OL’ MALE BEAR, DOGS ARE CHASING, THE BEAR RUNS, DOGS ARE CHASING. THAT’S WHY IT HAPPENED SO QUICK, THEY WERE AFRAID, IT MIGHT BE A SOW AND A CUB. YOU CAN SEE THE SOW UP THERE, AND THE LITTLE CUB TO ITS LEFT. SO TWO BEARS. YOU CAN’T SHOOT SOWS WITH CUBS, YOU DON’T WANNA SHOOT SOWS WITH CUBS. JIMBO, SOW AND A CUB UP THERE. YOU BUMMED?>>A LITTLE.>I KNOW, I AM. YEAH, WE’RE GOING UP OR WE GOING DOWN?>>DOWN. I’M GOING BACK UP HERE, I WANNA GO THERE.>OK.>>UP THERE IN THE THICKET IS WHERE THE BIG BOY LAY.>LET’S GO! COME ON. (LAUGHING) I GOT ME TWO DOGS. EASY, EASY. JIMBO, LET’S GO, THEY’RE ON SOMETHING. SHUT UP, WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU.>>SO I GUARDED THE REAR FLANK, EVERYTHING’S SAFE BACK THERE. (LAUGHING)>OK, SO JIMBO, APPARENTLY…>>SOMETHING HAS CROSSED HERE.>JACK CAUGHT SOMETHING HERE, AND TOOK OFF. LET THEM ALL GO EXCEPT OF COURSE MY SWEET LITTLE LADY HERE. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU GUYS CAN TELL AT HOME, BUT BY THE LOOK ON MY FACE, BEHIND US IS A VERY STEEP INCLINE. WHAT?>>WE’RE LIKE LEANING AT 45 DEGREES FORWARD.>SO RIGHT NOW WHAT’RE THEY DOING?>>THEY’RE TREED.>THEY’RE WHAT?>>THEY’RE TREED. NO IT’S GONNA TAKE US A LONG TIME TO GO IN THERE WHERE THEY’RE AT RIGHT THERE. WHAT’D I TELL Y’ALL ABOUT ROOSTER? HE WOULD EAT FROM DAYLIGHT TO DARK, LOOK.>WHAT IS THAT, A FRUIT CUP? WHERE’D YOU GET A FRUIT CUP?>>YOU MISSED THE TREE.>I DIDN’T KNOW HE HAD FRUIT CUPS OUT HERE. HEY, I BROUGHT DIRT AND SANDPAPER, HE BROUGHT FRUIT CUPS. WE’RE TREED, WHAT DO WE DO?>>TAKE OFF.>THIS WAY? (HOWLING)>DON’T WORRY, WE’RE NOT GIVING UP YET. WE’LL BE BACK IN VIGINIA IN A LATER SEGMENT. NEXT, WE’RE GONNA HANG OUT WITH THE GODFATHER OF AIRGUNS, TOM GAYLORD. HE’S GOT A COOL LITTLE GUN, AND IT’S A COOL LITTLE REPLICA. STAY WITH US. AMERICAN AIRGUNNER’S BROUGHT TO YOU BY…

18 thoughts on “Airgun Hunting for Bear with Big Bore Air Rifle : American Airgunner

  1. I really appreciate having a TV show that is all about quality airguns and airgunning, and it definitely seems like the USA is ready for it. That said, I noticed starting last season a growing tendency for Rossi to be the center of every frame. This industry is full of veterans and experts in their own right, including folks that already are part of the show. It would be nice if Rossi could take a step back and let the guys expound a bit more.
    For example, the most recent AA show featured field target….mostly it featured Rossi shooting FT or looking at FT guns. Some questions that could have been answered in the few minutes that we just had pictures and music:
    What should a guy bring to his first FT match?
    How does a guy find a local FT match?
    Are there classes in FT, and what defines them?
    Is there some special way to set up an FT range?
    The guns we saw don't look like a "regular" airgun, what is the benefit of the oddly shaped stocks and scope wheels?

    You get the idea. Hopefully it will remain the "American Airgunner" and not the "All About Rossi" show.

  2. Thanks for the preview. Been waiting and wondering when this season would start. I do like the hunting segments. I assume you both have at least a .45 caliber rifle??

  3. Did I miss something? Where was the bear in the hunt with the air gun? Nice be in switch with the title. !!!

  4. I love it,, hunting season is coming , Walmart is already put out corn, time to put out the game cams an start do my homework,, yeeeah

  5. I spent a lot of hours as a child with my Red Ryder pretending to hunt bears, lions, and tigers. I'm amazed we are at a point now where dreams can become a reality. The guys who engineer these guns don't get enough credit. Great work guys!

  6. There's already been a airgun bear hunt a couple years back I believe but still really excited for the new season

  7. Great video Rossi, welcome back for another season. You and your crew are great. Keep on bringing the good stuff you guys make, love it.

  8. Politicians are idiots! I am so sick of seeing perfectly capable weapons banned for hunting because some stupid incompetent lawmaker was against it.

    If you are a conservation officer, don’t enforce such laws, or you are part of the problem.

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