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September 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Terri Case-Doney will give a talk about her grandpa, Roy I. Case, being the first white man in the state of WI to legally kill a deer with a bow and arrow in 1930 in Vilas county.
Roy I. Case, grandson of Jerome I Case who founded the Case tractor & threshing company, was born in 1888. He was the first white man in the state of WI to legally kill a deer with a bow & arrow. This event occurred in 1930 in Vilas county.
Roy coined the term ‘bowhunter’ and was instrumental in founding the Wisconsin Bowhunters Assoc. He was very active in archery, making equipment, founding numerous clubs, & winning tournaments. Roy was called the Father of Bowhunting by Gov. Martin Schreiber of WI in 1978, and his biography, written by Bill McCrary, has just been released. A copy will be donated to the Koller Library on Sept. 11, 2021 by Roy’s granddaughter.