By Trent Jonas
With all the game and hunting opportunities under the Big Sky, from elk to deer to bear, it’s important for bowhunters—as well as target archers—to have access to quality bows, arrows, and equipment. Fortunately there are plenty of fine businesses in Montana to help out with that. These are our favorites.
Archers in the state capitol will find bows, arrows, tips, strings, gloves, and any other archery gear they need at Buffalo Jump Archery. Find excellent products from brands like Black Gold, Spot Hogg, Trophy Taker, and much more.
Big Sky Archery in based in Bozeman but also has a pro shop in Belgrade. They carry many brands, including compound and traditional archery equipment. The service bows, arrows and most gear, and also sell used bow hunting equipment. A full-service shop, Big Sky Archery also has several ranges on location.
With more than 20 years of combined experence, Straight 6 Archery offers some of the best customer service to archers in the Missoula area. A full-service shop, they offer bow sales, repair, replacement, and accessories, including arrows and tips, as well as releases, targets, and sights.
In addition to bow and equipment sales, Extreme Performance Archery can also teach you how to use it. They have an indoor range and offer classes to all levels of archers. Extreme Performance also services all makes and models, including long bows and crossbows.
In Billings, Superior Archery is the place archers go for gear. They sell many other top archery brands. You’ll find bows and all the accessories you’ll need to get out into the field or onto one of their ranges. Once you find the right bow, they will work with you to make sure it’s the right fit for your needs.
In a new Kalispell location, Flaming Arrow Archery sells bows and arrows, as well as other archery needs and accessories. In addition, they also offer archery lessons and coaching for all levels of archers, pre-stretched string replacement, and peep adjustment.
New string, tuning continues. (Just when you think it's done) Shameless Angel Majesty plug, too. 😇 Since my shop relocated I haven't been able to shoot there, being 6'6" with a 72" bow my top limb tried to put a hole through the ceiling of the main range. Thankfully the owner opened up the second floor where I can shoot between the beams👐🤙🏼
Rocky Mountain Archery in Butte carries a full line of archery products for both hunters and target archers, as well as several range options.They also host leagues throughout the year and offer Technohunt, which allows you to virtually travel the world and hunting in any of several exotic locales.
Howard Hill Archery makes handcrafted long bows, arrows, and other archery gear. In addition to the models they keep in stock, they also sell limited edition bows or can build a custom bow that will fit you perfectly. With more than 40 years of bow-crafting experience, Howard Hill Archery is sure to make a bow that you’ll cherish.
Bitterroot Valley Archery prides themselves on the exceptional customer service they offer to bowhunters in western Montana. They sell bows, custom bowstrings, and also offer an onsite range where you can try out your new bow or hone your hunting skill with 3D targets.
HR Archery, located in Havre, is an awesome shop that carries a wide selection of bows, arrows, sights, strings, and other gear. In addition to sales, HR also offers service and repair for your bow or arrows.