The future of our sport rests with the next generation but the mentoring of that generation starts with us. M.R. James has spent a lifetime helping that next generation get into bowhunting. He shows you how.
Always a guiding light for our sport, especially needed now in the age of the internet and unrivalled egos, M.R. James puts Part II to his reasoned article on what we, as bowhunters, need to do when spreading our hunting adventures and successes.
M.R. James covers how, in the internet age, what we hunters, must do to enhance, rather than degrade our image for ourselves and those who do not hunt.
It’s critical to visualize exactly where your arrow needs to penetrate to reach the heart-lung-liver area. Hitting an animal in the exact spot to do the most internal damage in the shortest amount of time is what matters most.
Part II: Straight Talk Interview – Archery Hall of Fame Archer, performer and icon, Ann Clark
Two Olympic Gold medal winners; a world class target archer/bowhunter, one of the original members of
the Professional Archers Association and lifetime promoter to our sport were enshrined in the Archery Hall of Fame September 3rd at the White River Conference Center of Bass Pro in Springfield, Missouri.
A great insight into one of this years Archery Hall of Fame Inductees, Jack Preston Witt by Ben Pearson Jr. Like many, Jack Witt became one of the important stepping stones that helped make archery and bowhunting what it is today. We all owe a debt of gratitude.
A TWO-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNER; a celebrated gold medalist and archery coach; a world class target archer/bowhunter; and a champion archer/bowhunter/promoter were enshrined in the Archery Hall of Fame.
M.R. James has bowhunted at least 35 states and seven Canadian provinces. From Maine to California. Manitoba to Mississippi and Louisiana. Oregon to Florida. Alaska to Alabama and Arizona. Newfoundland to British Columbia and probably given talks on bowhunting in just as many.
One thing about bowhunting that is a given, everyone misses. No one, not even the most accomplished archer/bowhunter will let an arrow fly with out a miss but M.R. James knows how to minimize the misses to be more successful on your bowhunts. And accept when you aren’t.
M.R. James discusses the ethics of how to release an arrow at a game animal. It’s a quandary many bowhunters find themselves debating.
NORTHERN INDIANA BOWHUNTER Gary Howard died in the early morning darkness while walking to set up his portable treestand. Incredibly, another hunter mistook Gary for a deer and shot an arrow through the heart at a distance of not quite 10 yards.
Annual harvest success numbers don’t lie. Undoubtedly, hunter discontent is increasing as deer numbers fall. What do you think? More importantly, what are you planning to do about it?
I’VE SAID IT BEFORE and I’ll say it again. If you hunt from a treestand without wearing a safety harness, you might as well wear a great big sign that reads “Yes, I’m stupid!” Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!
Why do you bowhunt? For M.R. James the reasons are many, highly personal, and probably somewhat complex. But whenever he is forced to come up with the single reason that best explains why he loves bowhunting as much as he does, he usually answers with a single word: challenge.
The t29th AHOF Induction Dinner will be held at the Bass Pro White River Conference Center in Springfield, MO, Saturday, September 3rd, 2016. Come visit, have a great dinner, meet friends and see Randy Ulmer, Darrell Pace, Jack Witt and John Williams inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame.
Here are a handful of time-proven thoughts and tips from the bowhunting guru M.R. James, that have helped him and many other successful deer hunters fill their tags season after season:
OKAY, I CONFESS. I’m something of a troglodyte when compared to most twenty-first century bowhunters. Need proof? Well, I pulled my first toy bow when Roosevelt was president (FDR, not Teddy!). And I was shooting longbows and recurves long before Allen’s first prototype mechanical bow was unveiled in the ‘60s. Fact is, I still […]
Mark this date on your calendar: Sept 3, 2016. This is the date in Springfield, MO at Bass Pro Shop White River Conference Center where Darrell Pace, John Williams, Jack DeWitt and Randy Ulmer will be inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame and Ted Nugent will receive the Dave Staples Golden Arrow Award. For […]
Like most of us, we have heroes who we look up to and admire. For M.R. James who is a hero to many, there is WI archer Roy Case.
Allen, Asbell, Compton, and Gandy chosen for induction into the Archery Hall of Fame, Class of 2010