Welcome to Dismal Swamp “Bear” Hunters...
This story starts over 100 years ago in Pasquotank county North Carolina with a 12 year old boy named Cortez Temple.
Over the years he was known locally as “The Greatest Bear Hunter of the Early Twentieth Century.” He mentored future generations including Edward, Thelbert and Cecil Temple, all great hunters in their own right, but Edward stood out among all the other hunters.
Edward was well-known as “Bear Hunter, Fox Hunter, Farmer, Woodworker, and Sawmill Operator.” His other talents were singing and playing a guitar which he built from scratch.
The account from his friends is that he was so fast in the woods that he would catch the fox before the hounds could catch it, cool it off in a ditch and release it for a hunt another day. You will learn many other fascinating stories about the Temple family and the history of the Great Dismal Swamp on the television show airing the 3rd quarter of 2014 .