I just found out one of our local archers and coaches was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame at the ATA Show! How cool is that? Way to go Julia. That is quite an accomplishment.
Chuck Adams Heads Archery Hall of Fame Class of 2008
Legendary bowhunter Chuck Adams, widely known and regarded as the world's best bowhunter, is among four individuals who have been honored as 2008 inductees into the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum.
According to a news release, Adams will enter the hall in the bowhunter category. He reportedly had at last count more than 120 entries into the Pope & Young Club record books including five one-time bowhunting world records.
A widely published outdoor writer, Adams has produced more than 5,000 magazine articles and 10 books over the last three decades.
Adams is also the recipient of the Pope & Young Club's highest honor, the Ishi Award.
The modern bowhunting legend is perhaps best known for becoming the first archer in history to tag the "Super Slam" of North American big game animals. Adams accomplished that feat — harvesting all 28 North American big game species with a bow — on January 4, 1990.
Joining Adams in the Hall of Fame this year is Dave Staples, the co-founder of the Hall of Fame, who is being recognized for lifetime achievement; Julia Body, who began competitively shooting in the 1940's and is being inducted as a coach and instructor; as well as George Gardner, one of the co-founders of the Professional Archers Association, who is being inducted into the Hall for his contributions to the sport.
While dates and details have not been finalized as of yet, the induction ceremonies will reportedly take place this August at the Hall of Fame's home in Springfield, Mo.