Category B - Bowhunters who
have shown Excellence in the Design and Manufacturing of Archery Equipment
Many have said Ben Pearson was the Henry Ford of
building archery equipment. As a young man it was the Boy Scouts of
America that introduced him to archery and making his own archery
equipment. As a young man he worked for an Arkansas Power Co. and in his
spare time he improved on his archery equipment and even performed
exhibitions as a trick shooter. During the depression an Oklahoma oil man
named Carl Haun became acquainted with Ben Pearson and through the 1930's
the name "Pearson Archery" was being used all over the U.S.A.,
Schools, Boy Scouts and summer camps and even in many foreign countries.
After World War II, bowhunting caught on and Ben's designs for advanced
hunting bows and arrows and later his famous Dead Head broadhead was being
used by thousands of bowhunters. Ben's own personal hunting skills became
well known. Ben's bowhunting museum displays many North American big game
and includes life-size mounts of his polar bear and grizzly bears.
Ben Pearson and his archery equipment stand alone as one of the early day
achievers in the archery and bowhunting world.