Shrew Bows: Short – Smooth – Powerful – Fast!
Shrew Bows are some of the most impressive bows you will ever shoot!
Shrew Bows are recognized around the world as one of the fastest most powerful – smooth drawing compact bows ever produced!
Ron LaClair was the man behind the original Shrew Bow concept and now, with the help and insight of Henry Bodnik, along with the skilled bowyers at Bodnik Bows, each of the Shrew bow models has been perfected.
Today, every Shrew bow is handcrafted one at a time by our top-notch bowyers to the exacting tolerances and precise specifications required to give you one some of the best bows the traditional archery world has ever seen.
Henry lives in Germany. He is the owner of Bodnik Bows, the company that makes all of our Shrew Bows. He has a vast knowledge and understanding of traditional archery and instinctive shooting and can help you with selecting just the right Shrew Bow.
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Tim Cosgrove lives in the U.S.A. and is in charge of the daily operations of Shrew Bows. He has been professionally involved in traditional archery for decades. He and his wife Gobby owned Kustom King Traditional Archery for many years. Tim has a deep knowledge of traditional archery and is an expert arrowsmith. He understands your needs when it comes to choosing a bow that is exactly the best one for you.
Contact Tim Cosgrove:
“I have been a huge fan of Ron LaClair for as long as I can remember. From the first time I put a shrew bow in my hand I was hooked. Ive been a big fan of Henry Bodnik ever since that first feel the spirit video I saw. I knew Henry was an innovator and was pushing traditional archery.”
Customer from Potterville, MI
The History of Shrew Bows
The following is the story of the revolutionary Shrew bow. Here you will find Ron LaClair the man behind the design and development of the Shrew, as well as the bowyers who were involved with the crafting of Shrew Bows through these many years.
In the early 1990’s Ron LaClair experienced a profound moment of inspiration. In this moment of clear vision he saw beyond the normal scope of conventional bow building wisdom – he saw the initial design concept for an extremely short but smooth, fast, and powerful longbow. He called this incredible bow the “Shrew.”
About Ron LaClair
Ron LaClair is the personification of a mountain man from the early 1820s in North America. Wild, fierce, and fearless, he has always lived life by his rules – facing whatever came his way head-on. If you’ve met the man, you know this to be true.
Ron LaClair was born in 1936, some would say he was born 100 years or so too late, but Ron never bothered with sentiments like that. From a very young age, he knew his mind, discovered his passions, and lived life with a reckless abandon and freedom that few souls ever achieve.