We are a full service archery proshop. Our certified technicians can fully outfit a hunter from top to bottom. Our products include all types of bow hunting gear from bows to releases, hiking and hunting boots, bow fishing accessories, field cooking accessories, paintball guns and accessories, Pelican kayaks and canoes, and home furnishings. The shop contains a 30yard indoor shooting range. We have recently installed a state of the art Technohunt system by Archery Interactive. With this system, hunters can shoot over 800 real life scenarios including all types of game animals. Please check out www.acheryinteractive.com or call us for more information. Our technicians have 20 years of experience in the archery business. As hunters ourselves, we make it our top priority to fulfill every need and concern of you, our customers. We know the importance of having the right equipment for the hunting season. We will continue to carry products that are of the highest quality and reliability. The manufactures we do business with stand behind us and we stand behind their products. We stay informed on the latest technology and products that are developed each year in our industry.
HistoryDavid Draves, the founder of Draves Archery, was disappointed with the bow shops that he visited in his area. They were frequently closed for different reasons, making it hard to get the services that he needed. Another archery shop made him pay for new fletching, after the fletching the shop put on fell in their range.
Then he bought an additional 75 various accessories and hunting products. At that time, he carried three major brands of bows: Darton, McPherson, and Martin. With this small space and a limited line of products, he brought in an average of $13,000 in sales during the beginning years. Through word of mouth advertising, he continued to develop his customer base and attracted hunters from all over the surrounding areas. That was 20 years ago. In 1998, Draves Archery moved to a business district in Effingham, IL. The size of the shop was upgraded to 13, 200 sq. ft. It is conveniently located along I-57/70 at exit 160, expanding its market to a broader spectrum. They have grown to around half a million in annual sales and continuing to grow each year.