By Gabby Davis
Archery is a historic sport, and has grown exponentially in popularity and style since its earliest days. In Indiana, we know a thing or two about target shooting and bow hunting. If you need some supplies or you’re just looking to release your inner warrior at an indoor range, the best archery outfitters of Indiana have you covered. Here are the 10 best in the state!
The Koteewi Archery Pro Shop is located inside the Koteewi Sport and Target Archery Center in Noblesville, Indiana. It’s a 4,000-square-foot facility with tons of space and lots of products—and their very own certified archery technician! Many of the products they carry are already set and ready to go, or you can also build and customize the product to fit your specific needs. If you see a product you like but aren’t sure if it would work, be sure to ask their helpful and knowledgeable staff if you can try it before you buy it! They carry brands such as PSE, Mathews, Elite, and more!
Roby’s Bullseye Outdoors in Kokomo is a one-of-a kind, has-it-all shop. While they do carry an extensive selection of firearms, they also have a wide range of high-quality bows and crossbows to choose from. They work with a variety of hunters and archers alike to help pair individuals with the right equipment. No matter your level of experience, Roby’s Bullseye is committed to providing the best customer service and the best quality of gear!
Bass and Bucks Hunting and Archery Pro Shop in northern Wabash, Indiana, has all your archery needs. Located on 157 acres and with a 10,000-square-foot facility, this is the place to be for the archery enthusiasts. Family owned and operated, this store offers a great selection of equipment, from Mission, Hoyt, Bowtech, Bear, and so many more! The archery department is equipped with certified bow technicians who provide amazing customer service for all levels of shooters by ensuring that the products fit the customers. The shop also has a 50-yard indoor archery range with 19 lanes and an outdoor range with 40 3D targets.
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If you’re in Indiana and actively involved in the Society for Creative Anachronism, also known as SCA, Viking Archery Supply in Muncie is the place to go for all your archery needs. Viking Archery focuses on traditional archery and its equipment including low bows, recurves, and compound bows. Dayrl provides quality, high end products at a discounted rate and is an absolute gem to work with!
Borkholder Archery has been offering the best experience for archery hunters and enthusiasts as well as the best of the best in bows and crossbows since 1998. This is a place that believes in quality and honesty. The owner is an avid bow hunter, and each member of the team is well versed and knowledgeable in all things archery. The store also offers an indoor/outdoor range, as well as archery classes and leagues.
The Barn Archery is your own stop shop for all your archery needs, and with two locations in Indiana, there is something for everyone. The store offers free consultations to help find the perfect equipment just for you, bow and tuning maintenance, bow repair, custom strings and cables, and at their Spencer location, an indoor range. They also offer lessons for those who have never used any type of archery equipment.
3Rivers Archery is the world’s largest supplier of traditional and primitive archery gear. With over 40 different brands to choose from, there is something for everyone here at 3Rivers. Whether you are looking for fletched arrows, arrow shafts, arrow building supplies or bows, 3Rivers offers a variety of brands and supplies to choose from.
Whether you are a seasoned sportsman (or sportswoman) or a complete beginner, Parker's Archery welcomes all levels of archery enthusiasts to their store. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable in all things archery, and will help you find the right equipment for your level of experience. Housed in a 4,000-square-foot facility, Parker's has 14 indoor archery shooting lanes including a DART Virtual Reality Hunting System.
Here at Deer Track Archery in northern Anderson, Indiana, it’s about providing customers with exceptional products, knowledge, and services to make a lasting impression. Deer Track offers compound bows including Hoyt and Browning, as well as recurve and longbows from Bear, Great Plains, and Ragim. They also have a fantastic selection of crossbows, arrows, releases, and arrow rests. Deer Track also offer custom built, in house bow strings and they have a 20-yard indoor range!
For all your bow needs, Athens Archery is the place to be. Everything is made in the USA and all bows are made with the highest quality, most durable materials. They also offer a custom shop for the archer who wants their bow to be unique and reflect their personality, offering things such as hydro dipping, laser engraving, powder-coating, and custom paint jobs.