Archery Pro Shop
Owner - Calgary/Edmonton
Jim started shooting a bow over thirty years ago in his parent’s back yard. Starting in 1990, he began working in the industry and has been making a living running archery pro-shops since. Jim started Jim-Bows Archery back in 1999, and is very proud of the shop’s success.
Coming from a smaller town west of Edmonton to Calgary has had its challenges, but every obstacle in life does. From a small shop in N.E. Calgary, to a full service pro-shop with lanes now allows them to service and supply customers with the highest standards and quality.
To say that archery is his life is an understatement. Bow hunting and 3-D are it for him. If Jim is not bow hunting, or 3-D shooting, he is thinking about it or doing something to improve his season. Jim has achieved the Grand Master Bowhunter Award, from the Alberta Bowhunters Association.
Jim has enjoyed hunting with his wife Linda for the last few years – being able to see her mature as a great bow hunter and a seasoned 3-D shooter is just as important to him as his own successes. “As corny as it sounds, I take a lot of pride in helping bow hunters achieve their own goals. When they harvest their first animal with their bow, I’m as happy for them as I would be, had I shot the animal myself”.
Owner - Calgary/Edmonton
Joey’s passion for hunting started at an early age – he began upland game bird hunting with his dad and brother at the age of 12. At 14 years old, he started big game hunting and shortly after he branched into hunting big game with a bow. Joey was a frequent patron at Jim-Bows Archery after the shop moved to its first location in the Greenview Industrial area and his interest in the sport of archery was firmly established.
Graduating with a diploma in Business Marketing from SAIT, he began a career in Advertising with Yellow Pages Group. After a few years, he decided to leave the office behind and develop his skills in the construction field by working as a site supervisor for a couple of local home builders in Calgary. In March of 2007, Joey began working part time at Jim-Bows; working alongside Jim, he has gained valuable experience and knowledge of the Archery industry.
In July 2010, Joey became co-owner of Jim-Bows Archery after buying out Jim’s former partner of 11 years. His hopes are that he and Jim can help expand the sport of archery out to more first time shooters, and to further develop the archery industry with their experienced and seasoned clients.
Owner - Edmonton
David started hunting with his Father at the age of 14 and was introduced to archery at the age of 18. From there, his passion for archery and bow hunting began. His love of both wildlife and archery is evident in every conversation you have with him. David has known Jim for 30+ years and when Jim lived in the Edmonton area, they went on many hunting expeditions and target shoots. He has been an ABA member (Alberta Bowhunters Association) for over 20 years and is proud to have achieved the Master Bow Hunter Award. David’s known for his precision in everything he does, he continues to carry this attention to detail with him in his desire to grow Jim-Bows Archery Edmonton and the sport of archery. He is thrilled to be an owner of the Edmonton store and He will carry this attention to detail with him in his desire to build and grow the new shop and the sport of archery. He is thrilled to be an owner of the new Jim-Bows Archery in Edmonton and wants to welcome shooters, families and hunters to stop by and check out the shop.