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Great Northern Bowhunting Company

Rick Shepard and Jerry Brumm of Great Northern Bowhunting Company

About Us

Great Northern Bowhunting Company was born during the summer of 1982. A burning desire to create these sleek hunting weapons soon became reality as Jerry and Rick were brought together quite by accident and with no initial plan to become part of the resurgence of real bowhunting. As soon as the first few yet unnamed bows were created it became apparent that these two bowhunters had a new purpose in life.

In these times before instructional videos, "how to" books, and magazines... all was learned by trial and error. Eventually there emerged a new style of sleek, simply designed, functional hunting bow. This sleekness, combined with unequaled craftsmanship and performance has made Great Northern one of the most sought after bows on the market today.

Each and every bow is carefully handcrafted one at a time. All of the core woods used are cut, milled and air dried by Great Northern. The laminations are cut and custom ground for each bow using only the very best of woods. Great Northern offers you your choice of woods, but prefers to work with osage, hickory and red elm. Keep in mind as you browse thru these pages that any bow's performance is 95% by design of bow. The core wood has very little effect on how a bow performs.

The bows are very carefully laid up using the best epoxies and adhesives. They are then heat cured and slowly cooled to room temperature. From this "bow blank" the finished longbow or recurve is hand crafted to meet the customer's specifications. The bows are then sanded and finished with a tough epoxy finish in either a flat "hunter" finish or our popular hand rubbed satin finish. The finish used is far superior to that on most bows. It is harder, tougher, and yet more flexible against chipping and cracking in any weather.

The innovative designs of these two bowyers also bring you the Jack Knife series of folding bows, the only hinged bow on the market today. And to compliment these bows, Great Northern has created the Professional Bow Quiver, the perfect companion when quick arrow accessibility and convenience is needed, again considered by most as being the best bow quiver on the market.

After 25 years in business there was a need to expand. Now there are two individual companies with the same dedication for producing excellent handcrafted traditional products. This Great Northern Bowhunting Company and Great Northern Quiver Company are full time businesses and will be there for you tomorrow, next week, next year. The liberal warranty is honest and among the best in the business. If you ever have a problem, we will be here for you and treat you like we would like to be treated.

Now after almost 29 years of handcrafting and selling Traditional equipment, Rick has decided to sell Great Northern Quivers and retire. The company quality will remain the same only the owner and location will change. The new owner is Bob Brumm, son of Rick's long time Great Northern Bowhunting Company partner Jerry Brumm, and so, the tradition of quality and integrity goes on.

Bob is very excited to take over Great Northern Quiver Company and be able to go on handcrafting the best Professional Quivers, TGS's, Feather Grinding Systems and other products available from Great Northern Quiver Company, you have come to expect, for the Traditional archery community.

 

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