By Trent Jonas
When folks think of the Aloha State, they may think that all the opportunity to catch some wildlife is in the ocean. But if they take some time to look mauka, they’d likely see the wild boars, goats, black-tailed deer, and axis deer that are present in the hills of most islands. And where there is big game, there are archers. Whether you’re heading out to hunt or just hitting the range, these are our favorite spots for archery gear in the Hawaiian Islands.
The Island Archer, on Oahu, is at the fore of the Aloha State’s tightnit archery community. They are a full-service dealer of many top archery brands, including compound and recurve bows. Island Archer also offers complete bow setup and maintenance, as well as shaft and arrow service.
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Traditional archers looking for a showpiece need look no farther than Axis Hawaii Archery. Since 2000, craftsman and owner David Weaver has been building custom recurve bows from local woods on the Big Island. If you want to wow your archer friends on the range or in the field, order a custom Axis recurve for yourself.
On Oahu, archers can find great prices on archery gear and equipment, as well as 20-yard indoor range, at Everything Archery. In addition to their deep selection of products, they also offer repair and maintenance for bows and arrows, as well as classes and lessons.
Archers in the Big Island’s Upcountry can find all the top archery brands at C&S Hunting Supplies in Kamuela. Every customer who buys a bow from C&S will get one that is properly fitted and matched with the right arrows. Their personalized customer service will ensure that you have just the right gear and accessories for your archery needs.
Hilo archers can find all the archery equipment and accessories they’ll need at J.Hara Store—an awesome one-stop shop for all things outdoors on the Big Island. They carry everything from compound bows to crossbows. They also sell arrows, sights and all other gear. If your bow or arrows need a tune or repair works, J. Hara Store can take care of that, as well.
Prime Sports is another option for archery equipment on Oahu. Archers who visit Prime Sports will appreciate their selection of bows, arrows, tips—including broadheads—and other accessories. If you’re unable to find something in the store, they can probably special-order it for you.
It’s not just guns and ammo that this Valley Isle shop stocks. Central Guns is the go-to spot for archery supplies on Maui, whether you’re looking for a crossbow, a sight, or a release aid.
Bowhunters on the Kona side of the Big Island or on Kauai can look to Elite Hunters Hawaii for their archery gear needs. They several brands of traditional and compound bows, as well as arrows, sights, and releases. Elite Hunters can also handle repairs, adjustments, and restringing jobs.