When did Bear Archery leave Grayling?
We lost the great man on April 27, 1988, and the Annual Fred Bear Day in Grayling, Michigan, original home of his Bear Archery World Headquarters and Museum, will once again be the scene where they send off a 21-arrow salute to the father of modern-day bowhunting.
When did Bear Archery move to Florida?
1978 Bear Archery moved manufacturing from Michigan to Gainesville, Florida in 1978. Over the next three decades Bear Archery changed hands in a series of mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs from Victor Comptometer to Walter Kidde & Co, Hanson PLC, U.S. Industries, Fenway Partners and the North American Archery Group.
Who bought out Jennings bows?
Registered. Tom Jennings was being sued by Allen, patent holder for the first compound. When the court held in favor of Allen, Jennings could no longer stay in business, and Bear, bought them out. I cant remember the date, I believe it was the early 80s.