Archery is the sport, practice, or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows. Bear Archery consist of legendary compound bows, traditional bows, crossbows, and archery accessories. Bear Archery is a manufacturer and marketer of bows and archery equipment located in Gainesville, Florida owned by Escalade Sports. BearX Crossbows are engineered for speed, acccuracy, and dependability. The bow and arrow is a ranged weapon system consisting of an elastic launching device (bow) and long-shafted projectiles (arrows).