The thread 'The Greatest Archer...' and a recent thread on another site that ran similar, made me think about some of the answers I read. So I'll ask the question here:
Between Howard Hill and Fred Bear whom would you choose to be around?
Personally, if it was just knocking around with the longbow, and no hunting was involved, I think I would prefer Howard. I know he hunted and obviously had fun doing it. I have read his book and other books on his life that indicate he knew how to have fun! It would be great to spend a day, weekend, week, whatever, with him, watch his shooting, ask him questions, and have him critique my shooting.
If I were asked to go hunting with only one of these two, I think I would choose Fred. The kinds of hunts he made in the type of country he made them just plain appeals to me. Wouldn't it have been great to be with Fred in camp on the Little Delta? Or roaming mule deer country, with him on one side of a coulee and you on the other? I would have loved to have spent time with Fred in a fall deer woods.
Anyway, that's just me personally. What about you??
God bless, Arch.