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Herb Albert

Archery Athlete - Inducted 1966

Herb Albert entered his first archery competition in 1914. He achieved the winning distance with a homemade bow and arrow. He was considered the best long distance shooter for his era. His top distance of 702 yards was not recognized in Canada because it was a high altitude distance achieved in California. His official recognized distance is 613 yards on a 50 lb. light bow. He also held the British Empire flight records. From 1942 to 1957, Herb Albert kept archery and bow hunting going in Alberta.