Evansville, IN (July 18, 2022) Bear Archery in collaboration with The Hunting Public, is proud to announce the all-new ADAPT. The 2023 ADAPT is a solo-cam hunting bow designed to deliver best-in-class performance, comfort, and durability.

The Bear ADAPT was strategically developed in partnership with The Hunting Public to bring bowhunters the most premium and best performing single cam bow on the market. The ADAPT encompasses everything The Hunting Public has liked most from other Bear Archery bows in the recent years. From the tuneability to the smooth and forgiving draw cycle, the ADAPT was built to perform at its peak regardless of the hunting scenario.

“Bear Archery and The Hunting Public are two industry leaders that complement each other in so many ways.”  Said Alec Wyman, Bear Archery Marketing Manager. “The Hunting Public’s idea to develop a Bear bow that suits their widely accepted and growing public land hunting style was one our team wasted no time bringing to life.”

The Hunting Public deliberately chose a 32” axle-to-axle and 6.5” brace height as middle ground for ease of handling in tight spaces. The single cam design features an 80% let off and ships with an optional limb stop for a rock-hard back wall. The ADAPT offers a very comfortable draw cycle and can accommodate draw lengths from 24”-31”. To further deliver upon its claim of superior comfort and durability, the ADAPT comes with an all-new molded, soft-touch, low wrist grip labeled the Bear Paw – a nod to Bear Archery’s famed bow grip from the 1970’s. The ADAPT’s easy to tune cam system sacrifices little on the speed front and brings arrow speeds up to 320 FPS IBO.

“First - we wanted a bow that was easy to tune.  Bowhunters like shooting a variety of broadhead and arrow combinations and the ADAPT was designed to easily tune with most of them.” Said Aaron Warbritton, Host of the Hunting Public. “Second – the bow needed to be accurate and forgiving to shoot.  The average whitetail hunter is taking close range shots in dynamic hunting situations.  We wanted the bow to be dependable and forgiving in these ever-changing scenarios. These two points in turn lead us to the name, "ADAPT".  The ADAPT draws easily with a solid back wall making it perfect for unpredictable hunting positions like crouching on the ground or hanging from a saddle.  This bow was made to hunt and that's exactly what we intend to do with it."

The 2023 ADAPT will initially be available at Bear Archery authorized dealers and online as a bow-only option in both 45-60lb and 55-70lb limb weights. Ready to Hunt (RTH) variants will be offered later this fall for those looking to add a Trophy Ridge sight, rest, stabilizer, quiver, no-tie tube peep, and D-loop to the bow. The bow only version will be available solely in a Throwback Tan finish which is composed of a dessert tan riser and Fred Bear camo limbs. The Ready to Hunt models will be available in TrueTimber Strata, Throwback Tan, Veil Whitetail, and solid Olive. The bow only model comes in at the incredible price of $479.99 and the RTH models start at $559.99.

“We've worked with the guys at Bear for over a year developing this bow and are beyond thrilled at how it turned out.” Said the Hunting Public. “The ADAPT was a full team effort and the end result is truly something special that we believe everyone will enjoy.”

The Hunting Public ADAPT will be available at authorized Bear Archery dealers beginning the week of July 18, 2022. For more information on the bow, please visit BearArchery.com. Additional information on The Hunting Public and for their most recent bowhunting content, please visit TheHuntingPublic.com.


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About The Hunting Public®

The Hunting Public is an online video series showcasing tips and strategies for hunters. The group’s core mission is to create a community of hunters that can interact and learn together as a group.  The video journals and podcasts produced create a platform that allows The Hunting Public to teach, learn, and interact with other hunters.  The team’s content covers everything from advanced whitetail tactics to unique hunting situations. Through first-hand hunts on public land and small privately owned properties, The Hunting Public creates content that is relatable and appeals to all hunters. For more information on The Hunting Public, visit www.thehuntingpublic.com.

About Bear Archery®

Founded by the iconic father of modern archery, Fred Bear, in 1933 with the intention of bringing archery to the masses, Bear Archery® continues to produce legendary bows with the same focus on reliability and technology while maintaining its rich heritage of innovative leadership, quality products, and family values. Bear Archery is a division of Escalade Sports. For information on Bear Archery, its products, brands, instruction manuals, retailers, warranty, replacement parts, or customer service, please call 1-800-694-9494 or visit www.beararchery.com.

About Escalade Sports

Headquartered in Evansville, IN, Escalade Sports is a global manufacturer and distributor of sports and outdoor recreational equipment. Leaders in their respective categories, Escalade Sports’ brands include Bear® Archery and Trophy Ridge® archery accessories; STIGA® and Ping-Pong® table tennis, Accudart® and Unicorn® darting, Onix® pickleball equipment; Triumph SportsTM indoor and outdoor games, GoalrillaTM and Goalsetter® residential in-ground basketball systems, Goaliath® and Silverback® residential in-ground and portable basketball goals; the STEP® fitness products, LifelineTM personal fitness, Woodplay® premium playsets, and Cue & Case® specialty billiard accessories. Escalade Sports’ products are available at sporting goods dealers and independent retailers nationwide. For more information on Escalade Sports, its brands, instruction manuals, retailers, warranty, replacement parts or customer service, please call 1-888-784-4288 or visit www.escaladesports.com.

1 comment

August 01, 2022

Good job on the bow for thp