Traditional archery is who we are, not just what we do. It's our passion. It's simple and eloquent, hand crafted products, not machine produced, duplicated over and over, each looking and feeling exactly like all the others. Primitive and traditional products are truly one-of-a-kind custom pieces of functional artwork. I once asked an old bowyer friend of mine why he didn’t make a certain style bow that was all the rage. It was what everyone wanted at the time. He replied, “Because it’s what everyone else is doing. I do what feels right to me and make the bows I feel good about making. And I sell to the people that feel good about what I make”.  I couldn't understand, at the time, why he didn't want to make that popular bow. I just figured he was nuts! Today, after running the same company for 27 years, I finally understand. We do what we do because of the passion that drives us. It’s who we are, what we believe in, and what makes us feel alive. This is how we feel at Raptor Archery - we don't do what the masses want. We craft one piece at a time by hand. We fashion the products that we feel good sending to you, our customer. We take pride in having made something to the best of our abilities and honoring the material we work with. We appreciate your trust and loyalty.



We've received quite a number of testimonials over the years. Although we can only post a few of them, we would like to say "Thanks!" to all who have taken the time to write to us with their praise or problems!
  • "The recipe you gave me for building my own arrows works great. With the new arrows, my groups have decreased from 2 feet down to 6 inches at 20 yards. Thanks for the great advice and excellent products!"
    - Steve Hall
  • "The side quiver I got from you has been awesome. In the last ten days it has helped me with success on two nice game animals. The elk was stalked for two hours while I was dodging his cows in heavy oak scrub. I was able to move so quietly using your quiver. Sorry it got left out of the photo. The deer I stalked to within 40 yards and rattled in to range. My best Florida buck ever. Again the quiver was so quite and helpful. I hope to sell several of these for you to my friends.
    - Mack Mosier, Florida
  • "Just got back from trip to south TX and a fun five-day hunt with Jeff Massie. New Raptor longbow worked like a dream to take a small feral hog and two mature javelina. All three were shot with wood arrows at 10-15 yards. The arrows did that magic thing where they go right to the spot I focused on, three clean quick kills. Attached photo of the first javelina encountered. Thanks for a great product, the more I shoot it the more I like it."
    - Shaun Webb, 2002
  • "I just wanted to thank you for the great service, I just received the hickory stave I ordered, it really looks good, I am looking forward to covering the floor in shavings...thanks again."
    - Stephen
  • "I just received my arrows a few moments ago; I must tell you IMMEDIATELY how pleased I am with them. Dan did a wonderful job splicing the cock feathers, and even replicated my vision of a crest scheme -- without a fax. These arrows are wonderfully beautiful. . . ."
    - Guy