There will never be another video quite like this one with Howard Hill bowhunting for sharks while Ronald Reagan narrates.
Have you ever wondered what created such phobia of sharks? This Warner Brothers video here is most likely one of the reasons sharks are one of the most feared and misunderstood creatures. Videos like this only worsened the hype and stereotype.
The dramatization played up in this film makes reality shows look like the local news, yet it’s still a marvel in itself. People really believed these creatures were out to harm them and would terrorize their trips to the ocean.
Today, we know much different as we’ve had the opportunity to see and learn more about these fascinating creatures.
Howard Hill was a celebrity of the day, one unlike you’ll find any today. A master with the bow and arrow, this man was often unofficially referred to as “The World’s Greatest Archer.”
Howard Hill (November 13, 1899 – February 4, 1975) is the only person to win 196 archery field tournaments in succession. He was also a football, baseball, and basketball player at Auburn University. He was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1971 for his skill in archery.
Mr. Hill shot over 2,000 animals with his long bow including being the first recorded white man to shoot an elephant with bow and arrow.