Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Utah
Region Rep Paul Schnell
Greetings from Arizona to my fellow toxopholites and traditional and modern-equipment bowhunters. What a fine group of dedicated conservationists! It is an honor to fill the open position for the Rocky Mountain West region. So who’s this new guy that joined our ranks just a couple months ago?
Briefly, I grew up and lived in Western New York (upstate) for 50 years where hunting and fishing is still a major pastime for millions of people. Remarkably, conservation clubs are found in virtually all 62 counties where the members are ever vigilant against anti-conservation forces particularly of the shady political variety! Having shot recurves since the early 70’s I ‘back slid’ for a tiny period and sampled a compound bow for a few years and curiously tried an Excalibur crossbow for one season but have shot competitively and hunted with recurves for four decades. That 45-year-old Wing Thunderbird still shoots like a dream and dropped an AZ javelina a few years ago. Today’s ‘hunting sticks’ are simple longbows, wood shafts and single bevel two blades.
Fast forward to 2018. Don Thomas’s in-depth interview with PBS’s past president Norm Johnson, Oct/Nov 2018 Traditional Bowhunter, was a refreshing eye opener on the split rail values, strong ethics and dedication to conservation that PBS and its members hold true to. Aldo Leopold would be proud! With a background in natural resources conservation, education and outdoor writing PBS was a natural fit, of course. In the last PBS issue was a call for a western region volunteer and here we are. Please feel free to share any timely archery/bowhunting-related info/news that you might have.
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