Category B - Bowhunters
who have shown Excellence in the Design and Manufacturing of Archery
Pete Shepley was one of those archers who, at a very young age, strived
for a better way of doing something in archery to make it better than it
was. Pete started out making a few vanes for his arrows to use shooting
tournaments. Later he designed a release for his tournament shooting.
Both were so well liked that every time he would go to an archery
tournament, he would come home with orders for these specially designed
No wonder his innovating mind came up with
a bow and his design brought him from back east, out to Tucson, Arizona
and the rest is archery history. Pete did more than just design and
manufacture archery equipment, he personally field tested all his own
innovations and by doing so became a world class bowhunter taking big
game records from all over the North American continent and later
Africa, Canada & Alaska.
Pete's involvement became good for all of
archery. Dealers and the entire industry also well recognize his
contributions through not only bowhunting but as one of the nations
leading contributors to making our sport one of the leading industries
in the world.