A Bowhunting Icon, Dwight Schuh, Passes

A Bowhunting Icon, Dwight Schuh, Passes
There have only been three editors of Bowhunter Magazine in its 48-year history — Curt Wells (left), M.R. James (center) and Dwight Schuh (right).

Bowhunter staff acknowledges passing of longtime editor Dwight Schuh.

It is with very heavy hearts that the entire Bowhunter staff must acknowledge the passing of our longtime editor, Dwight Schuh, after a long battle with multiple myeloma — the result of exposure to Agent Orange while serving his country in Vietnam. His was a long, valiant fight that only a man as tough as Dwight could sustain. He lost that battle at 2:45 p.m. Feb. 5. He was 73.

When Bowhunter Founder M.R. James retired, he singled out Dwight Schuh as his replacement and Dwight served as Editor for 16 years until he retired in 2009. It was only a few months later when Dwight was diagnosed, and he has been fighting cancer ever since. Dwight was loved by all who worked with him. Publisher Jeff Waring worked with Dwight for 30 years and the man left an indelible mark on him.

“I’ve been blessed to work with wonderful editors,” said Waring, “but Dwight had an unerring editorial compass. When it came to storytelling, he had a knack of getting readers exactly where they needed to go.”

Current Bowhunter Editor, Curt Wells, is grateful for Dwight Schuh’s influence on his life.


“Dwight was my mentor, my hero, and my friend,” said Wells. “He was the most ethical and decent man I ever met, a brilliant writer, and one heck of a bowhunter. I am heartbroken. We would like to extend our condolences to Dwight’s wife Laura, his daughters Emily and Margie, and the rest of his family.”


Wells wants to assure Dwight Schuh fans, of which there are thousands, that the staff will be honoring Dwight’s legacy in the coming months ranging from a tribute in our July issue of Bowhunter Magazine to a very special episode of Bowhunter TV, as well as the reprinting of many of his articles and columns here on our website, including:


Also, watch for details on how you can share in the celebration of the life of Dwight Schuh and pay your respects. Dwight will never be forgotten.

Recommended for You

Dan Evans shares his tips for tagging bulls after decades of success. How-To

Veteran Elk Addict Shares His Bowhunting Wisdom

Dan Evans

Dan Evans shares his tips for tagging bulls after decades of success.

Stabilization can be a crucial factor in that moment of truth while bowhunting. Here are the best new stabilizer options from the 2019 ATA Show! ATA Show

New Bow Stabilizers for 2019

Colton Bailey - January 10, 2019

Stabilization can be a crucial factor in that moment of truth while bowhunting. Here are the...

Check out our list of the best new-for-2019 optics from the ATA Show! ATA Show

Best New Binoculars for Bowhunters in 2019

Brian Strickland - January 11, 2019

Check out our list of the best new-for-2019 optics from the ATA Show!

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Bowfishing with the Boys from Muzzy

Bowfishing with the Boys from Muzzy

Curt Wells joins Andy Cardwell and Mark Land of Muzzy for some exciting nighttime bowfishing action in Kentucky.

Kentucky Bowfishing Competition

Kentucky Bowfishing Competition

Bowhunter Editor Curt Wells has a friendly bowfishing competition with members of the Muzzy Bowfishing team on Kentucky Lake.

2018 Bowhunter TV Episode 9: Wild Turkey Explosion

2018 Bowhunter TV Episode 9: Wild Turkey Explosion

Curt Wells provides color commentary on some of the team's best turkey hunts, including this one with his grandson in Kansas.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Go farther, hunt deeper, and trek lighter while enjoying all-day comfort. How-To

Tree Saddle Hunting — Demo Climb With Aider

Mike Carney - June 07, 2019

Go farther, hunt deeper, and trek lighter while enjoying all-day comfort.

Follow this advice before embarking on your first hunt! Big Game

Beginner's Guide to Bowhunting Mule Deer

Ron Niziolek

Follow this advice before embarking on your first hunt!

Chasing predators is great for calming big-game nerves. Other Game

Tips for Bowhunting Predators

Joe Bell

Chasing predators is great for calming big-game nerves.

See More Stories

More Industry

Add Dennis Bennett's new Saskatchewan world record non-typical mule to the list of impressive animals taken by stick-and-string last fall! Industry

New World Record Non-Typical Mule Deer Confirmed

Lynn Burkhead - February 12, 2019

Add Dennis Bennett's new Saskatchewan world record non-typical mule to the list of impressive...

It was November 10, 2013, and I had just spotted a mature doe and her fawn over my shoulder and was Industry

Mark Ledford's 216-Inch Ohio Booner Buck

Mark Ledford - November 01, 2014

It was November 10, 2013, and I had just spotted a mature doe and her fawn over my shoulder...

Last summer, I was invited to speak at the 25th Anniversary of the Quality Deer Management Industry

How Deer Management Has Changed in the Last 25 Years

C. J. Winand - April 29, 2014

Last summer, I was invited to speak at the 25th Anniversary of the Quality Deer Management

See More Industry

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.