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Archery in Alaska

I'm wanting to tune up my bow and get involved in Anchorage archery. Does anyone know of a shop to get everything installed and sighted in? Are there local competitions and/or archery clubs?
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Never been there but I would

Never been there but I would check with your local sporting goods store. They should be able to point you in a direction. Talk to the locals and see what they do for archery. Branch out and talk talk talk and you shall get some good answers to get you where you are wanting to get

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Fire has some good ideas, I

Fire has some good ideas, I would love to hunt in AK for a Brown bear, call  me crazy, just something i wanna do

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I second the brown bear hunt

I second the brown bear hunt but I don't think my first choice would be using my bow. Not sure if that makes me a puss or maybe a little smarter...

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agreed

fire5179 wrote:

I second the brown bear hunt but I don't think my first choice would be using my bow. Not sure if that makes me a puss or maybe a little smarter...

Anybody that hunts browns with a bow has got a much larger pair than I. Just a little too intense for my taste.

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I was talking to my buddy who

I was talking to my buddy who lives just outside of Anchorage and he said that any of the local sporting good stores should be able to do it. He also said alot of people take their stuff to the mom and pop stores. He said they tend to have a little more customer service. He was unsure of any clubs but believes that there should be as he said "It is Alaska, if we don't have a club I would be damn suprised.."

 I think Fire has the right idea about talking to the locals they are usually a wealth of knowledge.

 

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Yeah that would be fun going

Yeah that would be fun going to Alaska and hunt anything really.

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I remember a show on the

I remember a show on the American Sportsman back in the 60's that had Fred Bear on it hunting a Brown Bear with his long bow.  He said that even being close enough to the bear to shoot it with an arrow didn't scare him since once the arrow is released the bear wouldn't know where it came from like a shot from a rifle.  All the bear would notice is that something bit him and would react it that.  Then on the show when he arrowed one that is exactly what happened.  The bear turned and bit at the arrow and then ran off and died. 

Now as far as hunting them I am planning another Alaskan hunt or one in BC for a mountain Grizzly with a pistole.  Just call me crazy. 

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