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Armory, Self Defense, And EDC => Bows and Arrows => Topic started by: ModernSurvival on September 18, 2008, 12:41:14 PM

Title: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: ModernSurvival on September 18, 2008, 12:41:14 PM
Just a fun little poll to get the bow forum off the ground,  ;)  Everyone knows it is Fred Bear! 
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: SwampMonster on September 19, 2008, 09:36:46 PM
Fred Bear all the way. Noone else is close.

Swamp
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: DrGonzo on September 19, 2008, 11:09:45 PM
I have no idea who Fred Bear is. 

TED NUGENT IN '08!!!
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: jeremya on September 20, 2008, 12:58:00 AM
I've never been bow hunting in my life and when I read the subject of this post I thought "Fred Bear". Growing up a lot of guys I knew were bow hunters and I overheard the name many times.

I have also heard the song. :)

-- Jeremy
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: ModernSurvival on September 20, 2008, 09:15:31 AM
I have no idea who Fred Bear is. 

TED NUGENT IN '08!!!

DrGonzo, let me challenge you on that.  If you know the Nudge you know this song,  listen to every word and watch the vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo9B8A584FY

You owe it to yourself to learn about Fred.  That song Ted wrote shortly after Fred's death and in his own words from his book, "God, Guns and Rock and Roll" stated he played it for the first time to anyone other then himself, "over the phone in tears to Fred's widow".  With out Fred there would be no Ted.

Yep this thread was a trap.  ;)  See if you don't get chills this time from a song you probably have heard "many times before".

"We're not alone when we're in the great outdoors
We got his spirit, we've got his soul
He will guide our steps, he'll guide our arrows home
The restless spirit forever roams"

I guess I have ruined the poll now but could not help it.
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: Dragon on September 21, 2008, 12:21:36 PM
My choice is Howard Hill. He is my greatest influence. Dragon
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: ModernSurvival on September 21, 2008, 01:18:18 PM
Dragon he was something special too and a big influence on Fred Bear as well.  No question he takes things back further then anyone else I could think of on the list.
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on September 22, 2008, 11:25:15 PM
I have no idea who Fred Bear is. 

TED NUGENT IN '08!!!

You sir, are a blasphemer.  I do not believe you don't know who Fred Bear is.  He's one of Uncle Ted's heroes for pete's sake.

I couldn't pick one, they've all had an impact in their particular way.  Howard Hill made an impact just from the sheer amount of exposure he brought to hunting with the longbow.

Fred Bear & his cohorts made archery hunting a popular sport.  You should find out who Art Young, Saxton Pope, Ben Pearson, Glenn St. Charles, & Will Compton are.  These are some of archery history's greats, check them out. 

Some of my modern heroes are Fred Asbell, T.J. Conrads & a ton of others.  These guys all hunt with recurves & longbows which is what I hunt with.

Yes, I'm an archery fanatic... ::)
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: dreadstalker on September 23, 2008, 09:45:41 PM
I prefer ishi.

what we call a sport was for him a necesity.
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on September 23, 2008, 10:29:48 PM
I prefer ishi.

what we call a sport was for him a necessity.

Ah Ishi, I almost listed him among the others.  I bet most have never even heard the name or know the significance.  For a quick read, this will give some insight into who he was, although popular history may have to be revised somewhat.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishi
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: dreadstalker on September 24, 2008, 05:38:05 AM
It might just be me but I find it significant that two of the greatest bowhunters  currently known , Saxton and Pope, spent a lot of time picking ishi's brain.
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: BoatDriver on October 14, 2008, 03:32:19 PM
I voted for Fred Bear no doubt but I'd love to hunt with Ted!
Title: Re: Who has had the greatest impact on the sport of bow hunting
Post by: Kurtz13 on December 11, 2008, 09:15:28 PM
Fred Bear but I think Uncy Ted has the advantage with access to multi-media. Fred had books and his company, but Ted reaches far more people around the world through music, tv and the internet