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CHRIS HURT warming up before his show at Baltimore, Maryland. He hopes to inspire others to take up archery.

clubs. He has performed at many traditional rendezvous events, such as Whittingham, Baltimore Bowmen Traditional Classic, ATAR in West Virginia, ET AR at Denton Hill, and Ski Sawmill. This year Chris has been invited to Michigan to perform at the Great Lakes Longbow Invitational. Chris started shooting a bow at the age of two. When he was seven he saw Byron Ferguson perform and decided then that he wanted to try trick shooting. He began practicing, and after a few months his neighbor saw Chris shooting lifesavers out of the air. She asked him to do a show at the local senior center, which reinforced his desire to pursue exhibition shooting. Chris shoots a Leon Stewart longbow and Gold Tip arrows built and designed by J&M Traditions. His list of trick shots is impressive. Richochet, behind the back, lying on his stomach, and Annie Oakley. For his aerial portion, Chris shoots foam targets, claybirds, gumballs, aspirins, and concludes with shooting BBs. The hardest shot for Chris is the BB shot, because of the difficulty of seeing them if the lighting is not right. His favorite shot is the Annie Oakley shot, which is also the crowd favorite. Chris practices every day during the summer, and when school is in, he practices every day for two weeks prior to a show. In addition to being an excellent archer, Chris is a normal teenager. He loves to hunt, especially small game because of the challenge. He collects knives, wrestles for his school and is working on restoring a Jeep with his dad and uncle. Being a
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typical teenage boy, Chris stated that he also enjoys annoying his sister. What Chris enjoys most about traveling and performing his shows is seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces. He hopes to inspire other youngsters to take up archery the way Byron Ferguson inspired him. One of Chris’s greatest thrills was performing at Baltimore after Byron Ferguson performed his show. Always gracious, Byron stayed for Chris’s show, and spent time with Chris afterwards. In an age when today’s youth tend to spend their time in front of a computer or TV screen, it is refreshing to see a young man spend his weekends, summer vacation and free time traveling and promoting traditional archery. For those of us who have seen Chris mature into a fine young man over the years, it comes as no surprise. If you have the opportunity, do yourself a favor and catch this young man’s show. You won’t regret it and will agree that the future of traditional archery is indeed in good hands. 
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Squirrel Hunting Disease
Five Drives on Saturday
Two Merchants of Death
Family Tradition
High Tech Grouse Finds
The Future of Traditional Archery
Brunswick Barbeque
Whitetail History 101
Finally
Five Generations, One Gun
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Squirrel Hunting Disease
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Five Drives on Saturday
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Two Merchants of Death
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Family Tradition
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - High Tech Grouse Finds
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - The Future of Traditional Archery
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Brunswick Barbeque
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Whitetail History 101
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Finally
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Five Generations, One Gun
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Crossings
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