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Roy Case

Roy Case

Category A - Bowhunters showing Excellence in the Field of Bowhunting

Much of bowhunting history can be traced back to Roy Case, dubbed by his peers as the Father of Wisconsin Bowhunting. In the 1920's, groups of archers gathered for friendly competition at local archery clubs and field ranges.

His skill as a field archer drew a crowd and provided an audience as Case talked up the dream of bowhunting for big game. Roy Case persisted. Reluctantly, approval was granted so hunters could use archery gear during the 1931 gun deer season. The total bag for the season was Case's spike buck.

By 1941, more than 2,000 archery deer hunting licenses were sold annually. During the mid-1940's, the popularity of archery hunting in Wisconsin gained momentum and the number of licenses sold often doubled from year to year, particularly in the years following the end of World War II.

By the year 2,000, 230,000 archery licenses were sold in Wisconsin.

Today, bowhunting in Wisconsin is more popular than ever. Bowhunters currently enjoy the most liberal bag limits in the history of the sport, a trend expected to continue nationwide.


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