more than 120 entries in the Pope and Young Club record book, it
is with good reason that Chuck Adams is known as "the worlds
best known and most widely published bowhunter.
Each spring Adams delivers dozens of hunting seminars and
keynote speeches at
largest sporting events.
On January 4th, 1990 he became the first archer in history to
harvest all recognized varieties of North American big game.
"I would like to be remembered as somebody who helped other
people enjoy bowhunting more. My job (as opposed to what I
enjoy doing) is helping other bow hunters be better at their
sport. Helping them by recommending equipment that I know
works well, recommending tactics and techniques with archery
gear that I know will work and helping them by just adding some
spark to the sport with, what I hope, are entertaining articles
that get people fired up to go out and do it themselves.
So that’s how I would like to be remembered. I say that’s
a job but I enjoy doing that too. I would like to be
remembered for those things - not the personal accomplishments
that I have had the good fortune to accomplish over the years.
I am sure those accomplishments (hopefully) will be remembered
too because they will be in my books and articles and people
will still be reading some of that stuff. But I
guess those were just examples in my mind of what anybody can do
who wants to dedicate themselves to this wonderful sport and
take the time to do it right. Its an example of what
anybody can do. And if anybody else manages to enjoy bowhunting as much as I enjoy bowhunting - and if I have helped
in that process - then I am a happy guy."
Notes of Interest
Five of Adam's largest animals,
Coues Whitetail, Mountain Caribou, American
American Elk have been recognized as bowhunting world
Life member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Member of Safari Club International Senior member of the
Pope and Young Club
Earned the Pope and Young Club's highest honor "The Ishi
Award" for his giant elk
Over the past three decades has written more than 5,000
magazine articles and 10 full-length books