One of the best parts of being editor at Petersen’s Bowhunting is working with a really great group of world-class people. Our roster of field editors is a veritable who’s who of the bowhunting community, and I’ve learned a ton from these guys during my (almost) five years at the magazine.
So, I was shocked and saddened recently to learn of a freak accident suffered recently by Crossbows Field Editor Bob Humphrey. The injury to Bob’s right eye was severe. He’s already had a pair of surgeries, with more procedures likely in the near future. In addition to the tremendous physical toll this has taken on Bob, it is also creating a growing financial burden, since his ability to work is significantly limited at the very time medical bills are mounting.
As a right-handed shooter, Bob has a big challenge ahead of him when it comes to getting back into the field. That said, Bob has a great attitude about his situation. His dry sense of humor is undiminished, and considering his notoriously no-nonsense demeanor, I fully expect him to be back out there doing his thing sooner than later. I’m sure Bob is going to learn many lessons in the months ahead as he learns to shoot again — he’ll probably become a lefty like me — and even though it’s early in the process, I’ve already encouraged Bob to share those lessons with our readers.
In the meantime, Bob’s many friends in the hunting community are rallying around him. One of the ways we’re doing that is by organizing an online benefit auction, which you can find by clicking HERE. The auction not only helps the Humphrey family with its medical expenses, it gives you an opportunity to get some great archery and bowhunting gear at great prices. Please check it out and make a bid if you find an item that strikes your fancy. Monetary donations to benefit Bob’s family can also be made via PayPal by clicking HERE.
Thanks for your support, and please keep Bob and his family in your thoughts and prayers.