Trick Shot Artist
"I couldn't do what I do if I didn't love it. I've got friends in rock and roll and I tell them I don't know how you can do it, they tell me if I didn't love it, I couldn't do it. Sweden is my favorite place I've ever done a show because it was so laid back. It was an outdoor event like this one and I told the guy I couldn't do more than two shows a day. He told me I'd only have to do one. What else could you ask for, go work an hour and go home? Patrick does that now."
Byron is a purist he uses a longbow with uncanny accuracy.
But he also has a great sense of humor that keeps the folks watching in stitches, this is his take on the old William Tell apple on the head trick. he pulls a kid up to put an apple on his head...you can see Byron has a real eye for the target.
"I'm gonna give you a chance to back out. Archery is such a fun sport that once you get involved in it, you can't help but do it. For me, I was 15 years old, I'd come home from school and shoot until dark and I couldn't see to shoot any more. Traditional archery today is the same as it was 1,000 years ago. I think and airline pilot put it best when he told me traditional longbow is to archery what soaring is to flying-it's the purest form."
But Byron puts a new spin on this ancient sport that has generation after generation coming back for more. for West Virginia wildlife, I'm Patrick McMurtry, Eyewitness News.
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