Bear Archery Products
Named after the father of bowhunting, Bear Archery Products still carries on the legacy of Fred Bear, who founded the company in 1933. Born in Waynesboro, Pa., in 1902, Bear became an avid archer and won Michigan’s state archery championships in 1934, 1937 and 1939. In the 1940s, he produced a series of bow-hunting films and had television programs about it in the 1950s. He remained active in designing products and promoting bow hunting until his death in 1988.