More than 85 years ago, a man named Fred Bear decided to follow his passion and start an archery company. He believed the finest trophies are not always in the harvests, but in the memories of fellowship and the great outdoors. At Bear Archery, we promise to never forget the principles our brands were founded on - to create utterly reliable, intensely lethal archery equipment, capable of delivering the ultimate archery experience. We are Bear Archery. This is The Fred Bear Way.
conservation is in our dna
“If you are not working to protect hunting, then you are working to destroy it”.
Fred Bear started Bear Archery back in 1933 with the goal of making archery accessible to everyone. He was a man devoted to the outdoors that had a respect for nature and all things wild. He believed the bow and arrow were the history of mankind and that by immersing yourself in the outdoors made you a better human being.
At Bear Archery, we strive to create bows that give you the best shooting experience across the archery industry while still maintaining Mr. Bear’s mission and vision to make archery affordable to everyone.
BearX, an extension of Bear Archery brands brings forward some of the most compact and affordable crossbow options on the market. We have taken our nearly 90 years of experience and applied the same quality and performance in our compound and traditional bows across all our crossbow models.
Everything is different, and nothing has changed. Fred Bear started this company in 1933 with the goal of making archery accessible to everyone. We are proud to carry forward that legacy in our equipment today. For more than 85 years we have crafted the most iconic recurve and longbows for the archery industry.
“When the River Rises, Some Turn Back Some Build a bridge.”
In August of 1959 Alaska’s Little Delta river, boiling with glacial runoff, stopped Fred Bear and his group in their tracks. The men rigged spruce beams, support poles, wood rungs and wire into a suspended catwalk anchored to live spruce leaning over the water.