Fred Bear (1902-1988) is an American legend and considered the father of bow hunting and founder of Bear Archery.
Bear Archery's manufacturing facility has a great archery range for those of us, like Hoginator and I that need lots of practice, enjoy shooting on a professionally set up range and having the occasional conversation with other archers.
We sincerely thank Bear Archery for allowing us to practice at their proving grounds range in Gainesville, Florida and encourage bow hunters and competition shooters to check out the high quality bows that Bear produces. I own a Bear long bow that is great quality and a pleasure to shoot.
Although Fred Bear didn't start bow hunting until he was in his late 20's he became an accomplshed archer and deadly bow hunter, killing small and big game including dangerous game around the world. Just about of us that bow hunt have been influenced by and benefitted from the talent and innovation that Fred Bear brought to our sport and industry.
One of the 40 yard shooting lanes at the Bear Archery Proving Grounds in Gainesville FL.
A weird grouping at the range...acceptable hunting group but I'm sure it can get tighter with more practice.