Tuesday October 9, 2018   |
Bear Archery Launches First-Ever Shoot-Through Hunting Bow

EVANSVILLE, IN – Bear Archery announced today the launch of the first-ever shoot-through riser hunting bow for the 2019 lineup. The all-new Perception is the first bow of its kind and delivers all the performance of a shoot-through in a small hunting bow package.

The Perception is included in Bear’s Legend Series™, an exclusive dealer-only line of ultra-competitive compound bows, will be offered at a retail price of $1,499.99. This limited-edition bow weighs only 4.3 lbs. and delivers speeds of 350 feet per second. The Perception’s hybrid cam affords a super smooth draw cycle while maintaining speed and accuracy.

“The Perception is a unique offering for us in terms of design, performance, price point and limited availability, and it will change the way you look at Bear Archery,” says Dave Parker, Archery General Manager. “We are continuing our legacy of making the most dependable and reliable bows, now in the first-ever shoot-through hunting bow on the market.”

The Perception is offered with peak draw weights of 45-60 lbs., and 55-70 lbs. and an axle-to-axle of 33”. The bow has a Roller HingeGuard System to reduce lateral torque and friction. The Perception also offers the ShockWaves limb dampening system to reduce vibration and noise. This bow is available in three finishes – Iron, Veil® Alpine™, and RealTree® Edge™.

About Bear Archery®

Founded by the iconic father of modern archery, Fred Bear in 1933 with the intention of bringing archery to the masses, Bear Archery® continues to produce legendary bows with the same focus on reliability and technology while maintaining its rich heritage of innovative leadership, quality products, and family values. Bear Archery is a division of Escalade Sports. For information on Bear Archery, its products, brands, instruction manuals, retailers, warranty, replacement parts, or customer service, please call 1-800-694-9494 or visit


Headquartered in Evansville, IN, Escalade Sports is a global manufacturer and distributor of sports and outdoor recreational equipment. Leaders in their respective categories, Escalade Sports’ brands include Bear® Archery and Trophy Ridge® archery accessories; STIGA® and Ping-Pong® table tennis, Accudart® and Unicorn® darting, Onix® pickleball equipment; Triumph SportsTM indoor and outdoor games, GoalrillaTM and Goalsetter® residential in-ground basketball systems, Goaliath® and Silverback® residential in-ground and portable basketball goals; the STEP® fitness products, LifelineTM personal fitness, Woodplay® premium playsets, VulyTMTrampolines, and Cue & Case® specialty billiard accessories. Escalade Sports’ products are available at sporting goods dealers and independent retailers nationwide. For more information on Escalade Sports, its brands, instruction manuals, retailers, warranty, replacement parts or customer service, please call 1-888-784-4288 or

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Contact: Jack Borcherding

Escalade Sports

Bear Archery


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