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Two Longbow Legends: Ben Pearson Vs. Howard Hill

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December 02, 2011

Two Longbow Legends: Ben Pearson Vs. Howard Hill

By Dave Hurteau

It’s really no contest, I know. Pearson was a great shot, of course, but Hill was that in spades (he won 196 tournaments in a row) with pinache (look at that wicked mustache) and star power (most famously as Errol Flynn’s double in The Adventures of Robin Hood).

Plus he seems perennially surrounded by the ladies—or the “little girls from archery school.” Still, it’s fun to watch the two longbow legends side by side. So enjoy:

Hill video:

Pearson video:

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from ckRich wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

If only I could find a woman trusting enough to stand my my archery target....

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from FOX wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

If I could shoot half as good a Hill I would have a lot more trophies on the wall.

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from Proverbs wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

What a great video! That was fun to watch.

Thanks

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Amazing how accurate a longbow can be.

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from jbird wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Very cool videos.

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from Ruckweiler wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Every time I watch a Howard Hill video/film I am astounded by his versatility and precision with the longbow. What is most amazing is that he makes it all seem effortless and natural. I'd imagine that this all came from having great hand and eye coordination and a stunning amount of practice.

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from fromthepeavine wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

I grew up with Pearson's grandson and on several times went to Mr. Pearson's house. Of course he had passed on several years before but it was so cool to get to see all of the different animals in his house from ducks to bears and everything in between. The coolest thing I remember was a polar bear that was mounted standing up, seemed like it was 20 ft tall when I was a kid.

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from Ruckweiler wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

By the way, don't forget Fred Bear as a hunter. I've got a DVD of some of his hunts on "American Sportsman" and he was right handy with the longbow.

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from ckRich wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

If only I could find a woman trusting enough to stand my my archery target....

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from FOX wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

If I could shoot half as good a Hill I would have a lot more trophies on the wall.

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from Proverbs wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

What a great video! That was fun to watch.

Thanks

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Amazing how accurate a longbow can be.

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from jbird wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Very cool videos.

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from Ruckweiler wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Every time I watch a Howard Hill video/film I am astounded by his versatility and precision with the longbow. What is most amazing is that he makes it all seem effortless and natural. I'd imagine that this all came from having great hand and eye coordination and a stunning amount of practice.

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from fromthepeavine wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

I grew up with Pearson's grandson and on several times went to Mr. Pearson's house. Of course he had passed on several years before but it was so cool to get to see all of the different animals in his house from ducks to bears and everything in between. The coolest thing I remember was a polar bear that was mounted standing up, seemed like it was 20 ft tall when I was a kid.

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from Ruckweiler wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

By the way, don't forget Fred Bear as a hunter. I've got a DVD of some of his hunts on "American Sportsman" and he was right handy with the longbow.

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