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A Bowhunting Icon, Dwight Schuh, Passes

Bowhunter staff acknowledges passing of longtime editor Dwight Schuh.

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).

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.

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