The PBS has put me in touch with some of the finest bow hunters there are. I have forged friendships and brotherhoods through the PBS. The memories I have made with my PBS brothers are top notch. I am William Graves and I am the PBS.
If you desire to learn what true bow hunting is all about, all you need do is spend some time sitting around a camp fire with a couple of P.B.S. members. I'm Randy Brookshier and I am the P.B.S.
”Those having torches will pass them on to others,” Plato. This saying was a memorial quote of an uncle of mine who was an educator. To me, this applies equally to the PBS organization and it’s membership. Having been as Associate Member for 20 years or so, I am continually impressed by the spirit of generosity that enables so many of us to learn from and live though shared experiences via articles, gatherings, and on hunts.
I am proud to belong to this organization and am most appreciative of those members who choose to lead and keep alive the PBS founding members vision. I am Bill Ritinski and I am the PBS.
As a young(er) adult in the 80’s, I joined The Professional Bowhunters Society primarily to get the magazine. I was craving anything I could read on traditional bowhunting and this was the closest thing to a trad magazine at the time.
After going to a few banquets, I quit living these adventures vicariously though the many contributors and started living the adventures WITH them, which would not have been possible without PBS.
My name is Don Davis and #IamthePBS.
“Since attending my first Banquet, I’ve made many good friends and hunted places that I’ve only dreamed of. I’m Sean Bleakley and I AM THE PBS”
PBS is made up of some of the most hard core bowhunters in the world. Sharing camp with another PBS member is priceless. My name is Bryan Burkhardt and I AM THE PBS.
My M.O. for 90% of my bowhunting involves stick bows, rugged backcountry, like-minded hunting partners, and packstrings of mules. I have been with the PBS for 35 years - and have met great members who became mentors, and so the torch is passed on! PBS is my brotherhood. My name is Jim Akenson and I AM THE PBS
Bowhunting to me is far more than a pastime or a hobby. It is my passion, and has been for over 30 years. Therefore its only natural that my attitude towards it may differ from an archery enthusiast or one who uses bowhunting to merely extend their hunting season. The PBS is made up of average folks that have the same passion as I, are professional in attitude towards it and that suits me. My name is Rob Patuto and I am the PBS
Matt Steed, Gracie Shay Steed, Daphne Steed, Gage Steed, doing what our family loves to do - traditional bowhunting. We are the PBS.
God, Family, Friends and Bowhunting. I am Tim Denial and I am the PBS
I am a late comer to this organization but not to bowhunting. I have hunted with a traditional bow for almost 50 years. Next to family, it is my greatest passion. I’m Jerry Russell and I am the PBS.
I was attracted to the PBS because they represent and promote ethical, fair chase hunting, be it with traditional or conventional equipment. In addition, the camaraderie, knowledge sharing and Gatherings inspired me to become a life member. I encourage like mined bowhunters to join the PBS.
I AM MIKE SCHLEGEL AND I AM THE PBS
I have been amazed at the people and places that the simple bow and arrow has allowed me to see. Some of my best friendships and hunts have happened due to my membership with the PBS. You’ll find nothing but hard core bowhunters and more importantly genuinely great human beings when you get involved with the PBS. My name is John Deitterick and I am the PBS.
I have crossed paths with true bowhunting legends through PBS. I have talked tactics, swapped stories and shared laughs with some of the best to ever nock an arrow. Men with high character and unshaken ethics who embrace the challenge and respect the game we pursue. I'm Clay Burkhart and I am PBS.
“ I’m apart of the PBS for the relationships and combined wealth of knowledge. I’m Josh Cox from North Carolina and I am the PBS!”
“Since becoming a member of the Professional Bowhunters Society, I’ve made many lifelong friends and strengthened other friendships. The fellowship with like-minded bowhunters of all ages and the willingness of these members to share their extensive knowledge gained through lifetimes of experience are unlike those found in any hunting organization I've ever been part of. I am John Peeler and I AM THE PBS”
At my first PBS Gathering, I walked in and recognized a bunch of bowhunters that I had read about for years. Now several are not only friends, but hunting buddies. I’m Vance Henry, and I AM THE PBS.
"I joined PBS in 1987 and have never regretted it. I urge you to come join the campfire. My name is Bryce Lambley and I AM THE PBS!"
It wasn’t easy finding people who shared the same degree of bowhunting passion and values. The early years were spent hunting mostly on my own and alone because of that. Then I discovered PBS and the door to a new world of bowhunting was opened. I’ve become lifelong friends with some of the most experienced and ethical bowhunters in the world. I’m Russell Lantier and I AM THE PBS.
There are plenty of bowhunting organizations that focus on killing big animals. PBS is special in that it concentrates on tradition, woodsmanship, shared knowledge, ethics, and our history. I’m Don Thomas, and I AM the PBS.
In a few short years I’ve come to know and appreciate the efforts of the PBS to preserve the traditions of bow hunting as it was intended. I’ve also witnessed first-hand, the ability of this fraternity to forge lifetime friendships amongst likeminded folks. My name is Duane Krones and I am the PBS.
I have been bowhunting since the early 1970s. When I started, I only knew two other men in our community who had a bow. There were several though who hunted. Those mentors took an interest in my bowhunting exploits and stories. I found as I grew older that I wanted to be around people with like interests and bowhunters who felt the same passion as I did. PBS speakers and writers who shared their stories were those men. In PBS, I found bowhunters with the same obsession and passion that I had for bowhunting. I am Steve Griffith and I am the PBS.
I had never ever thought of being anything else but a hunter when I was growing up in the Mississippi Delta. Being a full time bowhunter with my own homemade equipment the last 30 years takes a back seat only to my faith, family and friends I have met through PBS along the wooded path of life. No other organization of hunters has the experience , knowledge and passion for hunting animals close than a PBS member. I am Joey Buchanan, I am the PBS.
One of my favorite things about the PBS is the many craftsmen who make and use their own homemade equipment. I have learned so much from them and their passion fuels mine. I am Brad Jansen and I am the PBS.
For many years, I just assumed that the word, “Professional,” in the name of the PBS organization meant you had to make your living off of bowhunting to be a Member. Finally a friend invited me to take a closer look. Once I did, I realized how ignorant I had been and how much I had been missing. My name is Dennis Dunn, and I AM THE PBS.
I once heard Flip Pallot say something like "to truly love something, you have to know it. And to truly know something, you have to interact with it." The love of everything involved in getting close to wild animals in wild places with a simple bow and arrow is imprinted in the very DNA of this organization...and in me. I am Julian Tisdale and I am the PBS.
I'm proud to belong to an organization with such a rich heritage of goodwill for our sport. The friends that we make here quickly become brothers for life. It's critical now more than ever that we honor and hold in high regard the forefathers of our modern bowhunting lifestyle, and at the same time grow new interest and mentor beginner and youth bowhunters, while appealing to a younger crowd who will be our future. My name is Tim Nebel, and I am the PBS.
I've hunted moose in Alaska, alligator in Florida, plains game in Africa, and whitetails in the back 40 with my PBS brothers. My name is Terry Receveur and I am the PBS
As a member for over 20 years the PBS has connected me all across this nation with like minded hard core bowhunters who share my values. I consider them family! My name is Norm Johnson and I am the PBS!
Membership in PBS has brought me to so many places and afforded me the opportunity to meet and become friends with so many people who I now consider family. I can't even imagine what life would be like without everything I've gained through my membership all of these years. I'm Kevin Bahr and "I am the PBS."
Who would have thought I would travel from Alaska to Africa with PBS members. Many would say why not! I’m Tom Vanasche and I AM THE PBS.
What’s better than packing out an elk from the Rocky Mountain high country? If you are like me and most of your waking moments are spent either bowhunting or thinking about bowhunting, then the answer is spending time with other PBS members at the Banquets, gatherings, archery shoots, and especially on hunts with them. Do yourself a favor and get more involved; the benefits are tremendous. I am Jeff Holchin and I am the PBS.
Bowhunting has been a way for me to feel closer to nature, and has been a passion for several years. Through the PBS, I have had the pleasure of meeting some awesome men and women who share the same passions and fair chase values. I am Crispin Henry, and I am the PBS.
The PBS opened up my bowhunitng horizons far greater than I could have ever hoped for. I now have way more options to hunt with the most experienced and ethical bowhunters than I can take advantage of. My name is Greg Szalewski and I Am The PBS.
I’m part of Pope and Young
I’m part of Compton
I’m part of God’s Kingdom
I am Monty Browning and I am the PBS.
I have been a PBS member since 1991 and shared campfires with my PBS family from coast to coast. It is truly one of the greatest organizations of which I’m proud to be called a member. I’m Brian Morris and “I AM THE PBS”.
PBS's greatest asset is its members. I can't count the memories I have hunting and sharing camps with PBS members. I am so thankful I've had the privilege to meet so many over the years. Good people. I'm Terry Green, and I am the PBS.
I joined in 2015 after making a South Louisiana bowfishing trip made up mostly of PBS members. In 2016 I lost most of what I owned in the Louisiana flooding and two weeks later my wife of forty seven years past away unexpectedly in her sleep. Those same PBS friends I met on that bowfishing trip pulled around me and gave me the emotional support I needed to get through a mighty rough time in my life. The PBS isn’t just about the hunt, the bow and the arrow. They are still here for me three years later. I am Ronald Bauer and I am the PBS.
The PBS has become like a family to me. I’ve made amazing friends and had incredible opportunities to spend time with people who share my passion and values. My name is Greg Krause and I AM THE PBS
Years ago I joined PBS as an associate but beyond reading the magazine I never got involved. After a year or two I let the membership lapse. At some point I decided to give it another chance, but this time made the decision that I would attend a gathering and try to really see what it was about. What a revelation that was!
Since my first biennual gathering I have not missed another and I have connected with other members on more hunts than I can count. I've joined other members on hunts throughout North America--to say my hunting experiences have expanded exponentially would be an understatement and the friendships I've made along the way will be with me for the rest of my life.
My name is Joe Lasch and I am the PBS!
I became curious about PBS 20 years ago. My good friend Russell Lantier bought my first years membership and within minutes of my first gathering, I knew I would be a member for the rest of my life! My name is Ethan Rodrigue, and I am the PBS!
Although I've been bowhunting all my life, the PBS has added a lot to the experience, in various ways. I am Tim Jones and I am the PBS.
I’ve always had a passion for bow hunting - not because of longer seasons or filling more tags - but the experience always thrills me and fills me with joy. Getting close to wild animals is thrilling and to hunt an animal more on his terms than mine - well that requires woodsmanship and plenty of experience. The PBS is filled with men and women of that mindset and who generously share their knowledge and experience. We are kindred spirits and I’m proud to be a member for close to 25 years. I’m Steve Spence and I am the PBS.