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Dough Walker, founder and publisher of the National Bowhunting Magazine died on Saturday, January 29. 2011, following a brief illness.
Doug (age 80) died at the Community Reginal Medical Center in Frenso, California, after a week long bout of pneumonia, said his son Scott Walker.
Mr. Walkers was one of the first bowhunters to be inducted into the Bowhunting Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements as a hunter and promoter of bowhunting.
Mr. Walker was born May 9, 1930, in Visalia. At 15, he lied about his age so he could join the Army, not wanting to miss out on World War II. Formally introduced to archery during his 82nd Airborne training, Mr. Walker proceeded to make bowhunting his life’s work. In 1960 Dough joined the legendary Fred Bear in his newly founded “Fred Bear Archery” company and in 1961 became a full-time factory rep. And remained in that company until it was sold. Dough Walker was also one of the Pope and Young Club founding members.
Doug Walker will be sadly missed by the bowhunting community and industry. Throughout his life Dough personified the spirit of bowhunting and was a tireless advocate and promoter of the sport. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Dough and his many friends.
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