Archery Hall of Fame & Museum’s new facility in
will include a display recognizing Doug Walker, the late Bowhunters Hall
of Fame’s founder, and all BHOF inductees through 2011. Walker passed away in early last year and no
further BHOF inductions are slated. The announcement was made today by
Diane Miller, AHOF Executive Director, who said ongoing discussions
between Board members of both Halls have resulted in an agreement
designed to recognize the BHOF’s place in archery history.
“I’m confident that
this Board-approved action will preserve and protect the history and
integrity of the Bowhunters Hall of Fame,” stated Dave Gordon, BHOF
Chairman. “I also believe that by blending the BHOF into the Archery
Hall of Fame we have eliminated any confusion that has existed since
1994 when our sport’s finest were being recognized by two Halls of
“This is a logical step that needed to be taken,” said M. R.
James, AHOF President. “Doug
was the heart and soul of the BHOF. His passing could have been the
death knell for his
vision, but now Doug and other inductees will have permanent
recognition at the AHOF in Bass Pro Shops super store in Missouri where millions
of visitors can discover and explore the rich history of archery and
1990 until 2011he Bowhunters Hall of Fame was
the pinnacle of recognizing not only bowhunters across the United States
but also recognizing the archery industry as well.
The first Bowhunters Hall of Fame
inductees became the Bowhunting Legends of the 20th Century and were
Nationally recognized and voted on by voting Directors.
*Bowhunters showing Excellence in the Field of
*Bowhunters who have shown Excellence in
and Manufacturing of Archery Equipment
*Bowhunters who have shown Literary
have Advanced the Sport of Bowhunting