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Greetings from Black Widow!

As we look back on 2014, we had some great memories of hunting.  The Black Widow Bear Hunt was as good as it gets.  There were lots of bears seen and our buddies Roger Ramirez, Kent Zocher, Michael Mayfield, and Jim Calamaris aka Uncle Jim (as well as Roger Fulton), all managed to get a bear with their traditional bows.  Uncle Jim walked away with a new PL longbow that he received for getting the biggest bear, which weighed in at 260 pounds.

We will be making another trip to Maine this fall 2015 for another bear hunt to see who can come home with a new Black Widow Bow.  We might even eat a few lobsters!  If you would like to join us on a great bear hunt, get in touch with Tony Boucher at Squapan Mountain Outfitters in Mapleton, Me.  His website is or you can email Tony or his wife Lynn at or give them a call at (207) 764-7844.  Give myself or Roger a call and we can get you details of the hunt also.

We are introducing some spliced limb veneers for 2015.  You can find photos of bows with spliced veneers on the Photo Gallery under Woods or on Facebook. If you have any questions, please give us a call as there are many options available.

We hope everyone has a great 2015 and if you’ve never been hunting or just shooting with friends with a Traditional Bow I hope you will give it a try.  There’s no better feeling than your first traditional harvest and I hope you will let us be a part of your experience with traditional archery.

Have a great year and Shoot Straight,

Toby Essick, Roger Fulton, and John Clayman

“May the good LORD be your Outfitter and Guide; May HE cause you to always shoot straight; And may the trophies you pursue be worthy of the Book.”

Please follow the link below to download our 2016 catalog.

2016 Black Widow Catalog

Black Widow Bows