Made in the ArkLaMiss: A caddy for all your archery needs - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |

Made in the ArkLaMiss: A caddy for all your archery needs

Posted: Updated:

WEST MONROE, LA. (KNOE 8 News) - Tucked away in his own corner of the West Monroe woods, bow hunter Gordon Smith knows what can happen when you set your equipment down.

"You tend to get dirt in the cams and the reels," Smith said. "If you pull back like this and that string decides to pop, I got this bow set at 60 pounds, 60 pounds of string coming unwound in your face all at one time."

Its a whiplash that stung Smith years ago, so he wanted to invent a way to never lay his bow down again and in 2009, he invented the "BowShooters Station," a powdered-metal caddy that can carry a lot.

"One or two bows at the same time, 12 arrows on either side and I'm holding your drink," said Smith. "Pick it up by the handle here on the top, walk out in the backyard, shoot all you want."

Smith says it can also hold a bow in 21 different positions, can be mounted on a boat for bow fishing and comes in black and pink.

This is Smith's third version of the station but it only went on the market two months ago as Smith took to Facebook to sell his invention.

Once the "BowShooters Station" hit Facebook, it went well beyond the Bayou State.

It went worldwide in three-and-a-half weeks and has now made in appearance in 23 countries.

"Australia, Sweden, Germany, South Africa, Egypt," Smith recounted.

Here at home, Smith says it still sells like hot cakes.

"Normally, when I turn in an order, I get 250 or so at a time," he said.

A quick online search turned up positive feedback for the station on several archery and hunting forums.

But this West Monroe hunter says he's just humbled by its popularity.

"I'd like to see it climb even more," Smith said.

The "BowShooters Station" could be a bow hunter's new best friend and it's made in the ArkLaMiss.

The station is being sold for $79.

If you're interested in the invention, you can find the link to the site to buy it at  http://www.lahuntinggear.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1817

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Ten African American Officers quit Monroe Police Union

    Ten African American Officers quit Monroe Police Union

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:47:32 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Three weeks ago the police union overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes. But Thursday, ten African American Monroe officers have voted "no confidence" in the union and they have pulled their memberships.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Three weeks ago the police union overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes. But Thursday, ten African American Monroe officers have voted "no confidence" in the union and they have pulled their memberships.
  • 18-wheeler fire halts I-20 traffic

    18-wheeler fire halts I-20 traffic

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:39:48 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News) - Mississippi State Police are reporting an accident on I-20 between Vicksburg and Jackson involving two 18-wheelers. The crash has brought traffic to a standstill in all directions.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News) - Mississippi State Police are reporting an accident on I-20 between Vicksburg and Jackson involving two 18-wheelers. The crash has brought traffic to a standstill in all directions.
  • New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

    New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:07:39 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
  • Monroe grocery store workers plead guilty to SNAP fraud

    Monroe grocery store workers plead guilty to SNAP fraud

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:24:37 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News US Attorney's Office) - Three Monroe grocery store workers pleaded guilty this week for their roles in a scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News US Attorney's Office) - Three Monroe grocery store workers pleaded guilty this week for their roles in a scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items.
  • Mother of Mo'Ne Davis is Proud Parent

    Mother of Mo'Ne Davis is Proud Parent

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:20:34 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- "Wonderful." Lakeisha McLean, Mo'ne Davis' mom, is nearly speechless.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- "Wonderful." Lakeisha McLean, Mo'ne Davis' mom, is nearly speechless.
  • Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants

    Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:11:30 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE Louisiana Tech University)– A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE Louisiana Tech University)– A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
  • Low-Cost Vaccination Day for the 71202 Zip Code

    Low-Cost Vaccination Day for the 71202 Zip Code

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:32:12 GMT
    North East, La. (KNOE PAWS of NE Louisiana)- To residents of the 71202 area code, could you be breaking the law by not having pets vaccinated and wearing a current ID tag?
    North East, La. (KNOE PAWS of NE Louisiana)- To residents of the 71202 area code, could you be breaking the law by not having pets vaccinated and wearing a current ID tag?
  • Gucci Mane sentenced to federal prison for firearms charge

    Gucci Mane sentenced to federal prison for firearms charge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:10:27 GMT
    Atlanta, Ga. (CNN)- Rapper Gucci Mane is headed to prison. He was sentenced Wednesday in Atlanta to three years and three months in federal prison on firearm charges.
    Atlanta, Ga. (CNN)- Rapper Gucci Mane is headed to prison. He was sentenced Wednesday in Atlanta to three years and three months in federal prison on firearm charges.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.