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10 Best Archery Outfitters in Vermont

By Jeremy Perkins

10 Best Archery Outfitters in Vermont

The archery outfitters of Vermont are more than prepared to supply you with exactly what you’ll need for a successful adventure. Whether you are an avid bow hunter or a master at target shooting, there’s an abundance of local shops with expert advice, services, and top-notch brands. Here are the 10 best archery outfitters in Vermont. 

1. R&L Archery, Barre, VT

Opened in 1976, R&L is family owned and family operated and they believe archery is a family sport. For over 40 years, R&L has delivered outdoor products with exemplary service. Offering hunting, fishing, kayaking, camping, and archery equipment, it is you one-stop-shop for all things outdoors. It’s archery with a personal touch at R&L.

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2. Pelkey’s Archery, St. Albans, VT

Established in 1975, Pelkey's has a passion for the sport of bow and arrows. So, whether you are shopping for the young archer or the seasoned bow hunter, you will find youth bows, package bows, crossbows, game cameras, bow slings, knives, flashlights, and more. Plus, with their indoor shooting range and personal instruction, you can shoot before you buy.

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3. Vermont Field Sports, Middlebury, VT

Since 1983, VFS has been family owned and operated and offers outdoor apparel, firearms, ammunition, bows and arrows, and targets and sights. Featuring Parker bows and crossbows, plus products from PSE—including sights, tree stands, and more—Vermont Field Sports is the place to go for archery equipment in central Vermont.

4. Datillio’s Guns & Tackle, South Burlington, VT

Known for their friendly customer service, Datillio’s is family owned and operated and has been since 1981. Jim, the shop’s owner is a hunting and fishing jack of all trades, and his place is a colorfully cluttered with fly reels, fishing nets, lures, ammo boxes and crossbows. He also runs a bow repair service out of his shop.

5. Mr. O’s Sporting Goods, Newport, VT

When you are this far north in the Northeast Kingdom and looking for sporting goods, there’s only one spot you need to know. Mr. O's carries firearms, ammo, hunting gear, and more. Mr. O's also carries archery equipment by Mathews, Browning, and PSE, and performs gun and bow repair right there on site.

6. Rack N’ Reel Sporting Goods, New Haven, VT

Rack N' Reel specializes in archery, guns, ammunition, outdoor gear, work and technical apparel, camping gear, and more. Plus, their Archery Pro Shop carry full lines of Elite, Prime, and Hoyt. You find Truglo arrows, accessories, and more, as well. 

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7. Moe’s Bows, Colchester, VT

Moe’s specializes in custom-made bows and arrows for experts and beginners. Most products consist of compound bows from name-brands such as Martin and Browning. They also offer expert training as well as a wide array of archery supplies. They also fine tune, restring, and repair bows on site.

8. Locust Creek Outfitters, Bethel, VT

Locust Creek Outfitters has been a family-owned sporting goods store and consignment shop since 1987. Their friendly staff and knowledgeable professionals are committed to providing outstanding customer service, and they offer hunting, fishing, and archery gear, plus snowmobile, ATV, and motorcycle accessories. Find products from BlackHeart, Browning, and more. 

9. Linwood Smith Archery, St. Johnsbury, Vermont

On the southern edge of the Northeast Kingdom lies the Linwood Smith Archery Shop, featuring Martin, PSE, and Bear bows, archery repair, archery lessons, and hunter safety courses. Plus get custom arrows, custom string building, bow tune ups, and more. With over 30 years of experience, it is said Smith can fix anything.

10. CCR Sports, St. Johnsbury, VT

Also in the Northeast Kingdom, CCR is locally owned and operated and they offer one of the largest inventories of archery equipment in the region, as well as ammunition for just about any type gun. Find products from Elite, Excalibur, Parker, Diamond, and more. Plus, get sights, quivers, stabilizers, and target.

Due to the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak, local destinations for outdoor recreation may be closed. Please visit official websites for more information.

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