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Story Posted 09-25-2013

Take a Bow

Archery Hall of Fame and Museum filled with industry icons

Take a Bow A statue of Fred Bear, a bow hunter, manufacturer, author and TV host, is regarded as a pioneer in the bow-hunting community, greets visitors to the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum. (Mike Suchan photo)

By: Mike Suchan, OutdoorChannel.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The icons in the industry, the people who have drawn back and hit their target in the world of archery, are represented at the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum.

Inside the Bass Pro Shops, across from the recently opened NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, visitors are greeted by none other than Fred Bear at the stairs leading to the entrance of the archery shrine. Well, a statue of Bear.

Inside, the movers and shakers of the bow hunting industry, as well as competitive archers, are featured in stunning displays with artifacts from their lives. Spectacularly presented by Bass Pro Shops, the archery museum is a must-see for anyone interested in bows, and/or arrows. Or history.


If you can’t get to Springfield anytime soon, click the image for a virtual tour.
Archery Hall of Fame and Museum filled with industry icons


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