Famous Archery Player

If you really want to see how great archery really is, then you should research more about real-life snipers and the amazing things they can do with recurve bows and arrows.

Most people are inspired to try archery mostly because they saw it in the movies and saw how cool it was, and some were pushed into archery after reading about famous fictional archers like Robin Hood and William Tell. But if you really want to see how great archery really is, then you should research more about real-life snipers and the amazing things they can do with recurve bows and arrows.

To give you more ideas of what a bow and arrow can actually do, here are some of the most famous people who have wielded long bows, recurve bows, compound bows, or other bows ever made:

Howard Hill

Howard Hill has won 196 consecutive world archery competitions, leaving Robin Hood and his one tournament win pale in comparison. And if you’re not impressed by his clean competition record, it’s only fair to note that Mr Hill was the first to take down a fully grown African elephant using a recurve bow and arrow.

Bear Fred

While he may not be as big as a bear, Fred Bear does love to put holes in it using a bow and arrow. He has shot and killed every kind of game animal available, and all using the traditional longbow. But Fred Bear wasn’t just a crack shot with a dart, he was an innovator too. In fact, it was his innovation that made the modern bow and arrow what it is today.

Byron Ferguson

If you want to see spectacular shots made with bow and arrow, Byron Ferguson is the one you should watch. Byron Ferguson’s weapon of choice is his trusted British longbow (but he also uses the traditional recurve bow on occasion), and he can use it to fire arrows with extreme precision. If you thought hitting a clay target using a rifle was difficult, then you should see Mr Ferguson hitting a mint breath in the air, using only the ancient long bow.

These are some of the greatest men to ever wield a bow and arrow, and what makes them a better role model for aspiring archers is that they are real and the incredible shots they make are real too. So take your recurve bow, pick your role models, and aim to be great, if not better than them and you’ll go a long way as an archer.