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Howard Hill

Howard Hill

Category A - Bowhunters showing Excellence in the Field of Bowhunting

Category B - Bowhunters who have shown Excellence in the Design and Manufacturing of Archery Equipment

Howard Hill began shooting the bow and arrow at an early age. Although his youthful interest included the usual round of indoor and outdoor sports, his first love throughout the years has always been archery. He very quickly demonstrated an exceptional skill with the bow and arrow and has won many field archery tournaments. Twice he was the National Flight Champion.

He excelled in all branches of archery -- Flight, target and field. But it was his remarkable success as a hunter that most distinguished him from other famous archers in history.

While on location in Africa during the filming of the Technicolor motion picture Tembo (circa 1968), he not only successfully hunted and shot lions, leopards and other wild beasts of the jungle, but his most sensational exploit was killing a full-grown elephant while armed only with his bow and Broadhead arrow.

In Hunting The Hard Way, Hill revealed for the first time the secrets of his success -- the methods and knowledge which made him the world's all-time greatest hunter with bow and arrow. 

Howard was one of archery's early writers and his book Hunting The Hard Way became a best seller through the 1950's.

Through the '30s and '40s many movie shorts of his exploits hunting with a bow and arrow were shown at every movie house and showed his skills not only hunting many North American big game, but also his skill doing many skilled shots with a bow and arrow that covered everything from hitting aspirins in the air  to many moving-type targets.

There is no doubt Howard's archery activities started many a young man to take up the sport of archery.


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