Category A - Bowhunters showing Excellence in the Field of
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
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
There is no doubt Howard's archery
activities started many a young man to take up the sport of archery.