About Bill Howard


Bill Howard hunting mountain lion with bow
in Arizona on horseback.
Bill's father and grandfather taught him how to hunt and fish, and how to do it right.  From the age of three, Bill had a fishing pole or a bb gun in his hands, until he was able to handle the bigger toys.  Bill took up bowhunting several years ago, and you will never catch him without his bow.  Bill bowhunts everything from big game to small game to birds and bowfishing.

Bill Howard measuring a bowkill.
He is an instructor for the hunter education (IHEA) and bowhunter education (IBEP) programs in North Carolina.  Bill is a lifetime member of the North Carolina Bowhunter's Association (NCBA), chairman of the Bowhunter Certification Referral Service (BCRS) program, District 3 Wildlife Representative for the NCBA, and associate member with Pope and Young.  He is also an official measurer for both the NCBA and Pope and Young.

Bill shows a passion for the outdoors and hunting, particularly bowhunting, and teaching others, whether they are youth or adults new to hunting and fishing.  He hopes to provide insight into the sport of bowhunting through history, education, hunting tips, gear reviews and more.

Bill Howard with bison taken by bow in North Dakota.
Bill writes a weekly outdoors column for the Wilson Times and the Yancey County News (North Carolina) and regularly contributes to the North Carolina Bowhunter Magazine.  He also writes the general outdoors blog Bill Howard's Outdoors.

Bill can be reached at BillHowardOutdoors@gmail.com if you have any comments, wish to have gear reviewed, or have any questions.