Like the immortal Howard Hill, Ferguson shoots with precision and accuracy that masters of the longbow have become legends for. I am amazed not only by his skill with the bow and arrow, but by his approach to life. Shooting dimes out of the air or shooting deer on the run, Ferguson is a master craftsman worthy of the Lincoln Green of Sherwood Forest. – John Phillips, Outdoor Writers of America.
I have only observed the late Howard Hill accomplish feats similar to those of Byron. His achievements with the traditional longbow are a true credit to his sportsmanship, dedication, hard work and desire to be the best there is. Byron Ferguson is a sincere archer with a performance record second to none. – Pete Fosselman, Bow & Arrow Hunting Magazine
Byron Ferguson-signed dollar bill sold at auction for $1,800!
The dollar bill was signed by Byron Ferguson just before the historic Shot Show in Brazil in July 2012 – Byron Ferguson’s „Become the Arrow“ Exhibition was awarded for the „Most Attended“ event at the Brazil Sport Show – Sao Paulo.
A dollar bill that was signed by Byron Ferguson just prior to his famous first performance on the „Brazil Shot“ Show in 2012 has appeared for auction.
Thought to be the only US dollar bill ever signed by Byron Ferguson, Mike Goodmann rightly states that „the symbolism of signing this US dollar at the very point in time that Byron Ferguson ‚conquered‘ the Americas is enormous“. Byron Ferguson has signed in black felt tip marker.
The bill is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from renowned Byron Ferguson authenticator Mike Goodman, who reportedly states that signatures from this period in Byron Fergusons career are some of the most desirable as the Master of the Longbow signed relatively few items.
It was originally offered by the seller on eBay just a few days ago, selling for $2,200. However, in the new listing, the seller said that the winning bidder was not able to pay. Then the Ferguson-Dollar sold for $1,800.
In May 2015, a signed copy of Byron Ferguson’s „Become the Arrow“ – DVD sold for $1,200. Having been authenticated by Mike Goodman and Peter O. Stecher, it then re-sold in October 2015 for $3,400.
About Byron Ferguson Master of the Longbow
Byron became infatuated with the bow and arrow at the age of 12 and began working as a bricklayer’s helper to earn money to purchase his first recurve.
Now famous for his coin trick, Byron once shot eight dimes in a row out of the air.
He uses no sights or other gadgets when he shoots.
He developed his style of shooting by sitting in a totally dark room and shooting out the flames of candles.
Slitting a playing card in half – from the side – is one of Byron’s favorite tricks.
The most difficult shot of Byron’s career came while performing on the television show Super People in Tokyo when he shot an arrow through a diamond ring. Without knowing about the trick and without any practice, Byron made a perfect shot.
Byron strongly believes in Howard Hill’s philosophy: If you want to become a good archer then you should learn the bow and let your body become an extension of the bow. If you want to become a great archer, you should let your body become the arrow.
When he began shooting, he did not have to worry about hitting the paper target on a bale of hay – he could not even hit the hay.
Byron is a show favorite, attracting not only avid bowhunters and archers, but whole families.
One of the major reasons he shoots a longbow is because it has so much romance tied to it. Longbows are traceable to the cavemen and have been praised in songs, poems and stories since the dawn of mankind.
When Byron Ferguson put down his hunting rifle in favor of a bow and arrow, he had more than 200 whitetails to his credit.
Byron was the first American invited to Europe to demonstrate his longbow skills since the legendary Howard Hill toured the continent more than 40 years ago. When Byron performed at the National Game Fair on the grounds of Chambord Castle in France, he was the most popular attraction and earned the title „King of the Show“.
Byron appeared on American Shooter on TNN, ESPN, ESPN2 and OLN for ten years where his „SHOT OF THE WEEK“ was the most watched portion of the show. Byron is again working with Jim Scoutten, host of American Shooter, on Jim’s new program „Shooting USA“ on The Outdoor Channel and „IMPOSSIBLE SHOTS“. Byron served as host and producer on TNN’s „Everything Outdoors“ the worlds first „how-to“ outdoor TV program. While filming a segment for this show the Apache Indians named Byron „TDO-EE-CEE-E“ which means The One That Doesn’t Miss. In 2003 Byron formed BYRON FERGUSON PRODUCTIONS, a full service video production company. This company produces Byron’s video work as well as work for anyone needing high quality video production or DVD duplication. Byron is the author of „Become The Arrow“ a paperback instructional book on bare bow shooting as well as the video of the same title and other archery related video’s.
Since Byron began shooting exhibition archery he has performed in the following countries:
France — Live at the French Game Fair
Japan — Live National
USA — Live National TV – Taped delay National TV Live Appearances –
24 major outdoor shows in 1996 – 23 in 2004 Some of these events draw over 100,000 people.
Sweden — Summer 2001 – Swedish Game Fair
Austria – Spring 2010 – Byron Ferguson Exhibition in Graz
Germany – July 2011 – Byron Ferguson Exhibition in Eisenbach
Finland – June 2012 – Byron Ferguson Exhibition sets new record for attendance – 15,000 Saturday – 12,000 Sunday
Finland – June 2013 – Byron Ferguson Exhibition & Bare Bow Shooting Clinic – National TV
Brazil – July 2012 – Byron Ferguson Exhibition wins award for „Most Attended“ event at the Brazil Sport Show – Sao Paulo
Neatherlands – August 2014 – Byron Ferguson Archery Exhibitions – Bare Bow Clinic – National TV
NASHVILLE TN. BYRON INDUCTED INTO THE „OUTDOOR LEGENDS HALL OF FAME“ AUGUST 18TH, 2012
Nov. 29, 2001 – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
2008- Byron Stars in the History Channel’s „Extreme Marksmen“
2009 – Byron Stars in the History Channel’s „More Extreme Marksmen“
2010 – Byron Stars in German TV program by MAXIMUS FILM GmbH
July 2011 – Byron guest Stars on the „Super Human“ TV program.
Feb. 2015 – Byron films for a 1 hour documentary „The World of Super Humans“
June 2004 – to present : Byron contiunes his role on Shooting USA’s „IMPOSSIBLE SHOTS“
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