Northern IL guys

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  1. Logman

    Logman Weekend Warrior

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    A question to the northern IL guys. Which bow shops do you guys go to? I don't really have a "go to" shop or one that I frequent the most and am looking for opinions/pros/cons/experiences that you have had with certain shops. I live in Pecatonica which is in between Rockford and Freeport. Thanks
     
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    jfergus7 Legendary Woodsman

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    Gonna be a bit of a ways from you but I go to Buck Stop in West Dundee. Great shop and they are having an open house this weekend so it's a great time to go check them out!
     
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    dnoodles Legendary Woodsman

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    Buck Stop is too far for me but I also hear a lot of very good things about them.
    I go to Strictly Archery in Shorewood, but that will probably be too far for anyone up near rockford.
     
  4. Logman

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    Thanks guys but a little too far. Any other northern IL guys? I know there are some on here :)
     
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    DrawBackBowhunting Weekend Warrior

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    If you wanna shoot down 39, Indian Creek archery is great, again though, bit of a cruise for you. It's in Earlville/Sheridan
     
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    Logman Weekend Warrior

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    I ended up going to Obsession Archery in Machesney Park. Couldn't be happier with my experience.
     
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    U can also try sure shoot in belvidere
    I don't know much about them but the range is 40 yards and I think Tim makes his own strings there too
     
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    Stateline Archery in Freeport is where i go. Service has been good and they have a indoor range you can shoot at by the day or get a membership if you want and also an outdoor range a few miles outside of town heading towards pec.. I plan on getting one this year so i can shoot in the cold winter months of the off season just to occupy my time since its only 3 blocks from my apartment. Have also heard good things about obsession but havnt been there myself.
     
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    Logman Weekend Warrior

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    That's a good idea for the off-season cold months.
     
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    crxwolski Weekend Warrior

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    T.A.Z. in Woodstock,il Great place. Helped me out with my tune.
     
  11. rizzo999

    rizzo999 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I second Tim at TAZ. Also, he makes frickin' awesome strings. Had to replace my originals on my Mathews a few years ago just less than 6 months after I bought the bow. 2 years later when I sold the bow it still had Tim's strings on the bow and still did not need to be replaced. Probably too far for you though.
     
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    Indian creek archery
     
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    Sure shot in belvidere
     

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