Tred Barta Finally Gets His Bear & Dresses Himself

Tred Barta Finally Gets His Bear & Dresses Himself

Using his trusty longbow and arrows he makes himself, Tred Barta bagged this bear recently in Oregon. Now hunting and fishing from a wheelchair, Barta's TV show, "The Best and Worst of Tred Barta," has just been picked up for its eighth season. Pic: Vail Daily
Using his trusty longbow and arrows he makes himself, Tred Barta bagged this bear recently in Oregon. Now hunting and fishing from a wheelchair, Barta's TV show, "The Best and Worst of Tred Barta," has just been picked up for its eighth season. Pic: Vail Daily

EAGLE COUNTY, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- It took a year, but Tred Barta finally got his bear. More important, he can put on his socks.

Barta, 58, was scheduled to leave for Alaska last spring to tape another episode of “The Best and Worst of Tred Barta,” his popular hunting/fishing/adventure show on the Versus cable channel, when he started losing the power in one leg. Hours later he was in a Denver hospital.

After months of tests, he finally learned about two rare conditions that nearly killed him: a “spinal stroke,” and Waldenstrom's disease, a form of blood cancer.

Usually upbeat, brash, and utterly unconcerned with what just about anyone thinks of him, Barta acknowledges he hit a point last summer when he wanted to end it all…

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