Champion Archer Joella Bates to Appear at This Year’s Sportsman’s Expo
According to Joella, archery is a passion that started in her childhood:
Shooting archery and hunting are more than obsessions for me; they are an integral part of my life. I have spent most of my life compiling an impressive list of credentials that include 40 years of hunting and fishing experience and 17 years of archery and bowhunting. I have taken my passion for this outdoors-lifestyle and devoted my life and career to promoting it.
In 2009, the Tennessee native set a record for being the first woman to ever successfully kill with a bow and arrow the "Big 5" of Africa: a lion, elephant, cape buffalo, white rhinoceros and leopard.