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About Us

Rick Welch knows bows. Throughout the last decade Rick has won 50 U.S. & World Championships, plus multiple state championships exclusively using bows of his own design. Besides being a devoted family man he is also a world renowned traditional archery shooting instructor.

CUSTOM PRO HUNTER RECURVE

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Rick has designed this bow with four characteristics in mind: Smooth draw, Quiet, High Performance, and Very Forgiving.If you are looking for maximum performance in a recurve bow,you have found it.



Base price for the Dakota Pro Hunter is $1,200.00. This model will have a carbonized core in the limbs, which greatly optimizes limb recovery, and increases speed.


Dakota Recurve stats are as follows:


* 50lbs draw weight


* 30" draw


200 FPS.


* 400 grain arrow


* Stack- 2-lbs per inch

  


* Length 58"-61"-64"

CUSTOM PRO HUNTER LONGBOW

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Unlike the one piece longbow, the Dakota Pro Hunter Longbow is a three piece take-down model. This unique bow was  built for those who had the desire to shoot a longbow but at the same time didn't like the performance, as well as dealing with hand shock, and not enough mass to hold the bow still at full draw. With the Dakota Longbow you will no longer have to deal with the lack of control of the old style longbow. The innovative design of the Dakota Longbow puts just the right amount of mass weight in your hand for a rock solid draw, and a controlled release. With the Dakota Longbow you get the best of both worlds, a smooth draw, virtually no hand shock, whisper quiet, and the most forgiving bow you'll ever shoot. 



Base price for the Dakota Pro Hunter Longbow is $1200.00 This model will have a carbonized core in the limbs, which greatly optimizes limb recovery, and increases speed.



DAKOTA LONGBOW STATS ARE AS FOLLOWS:


* 50lbs draw weight


* 30 inch draw


* 400 grain arrow


190 FPS.


* Stack- 2.5 lbs per inch


* Length 60"-64"




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DAKOTA BOWS RISERS

 


* Our risers are designed and engineered with the concept of being more accurate and less critical to shoot, while being extremely comfortable in the hand.

* We recommend a moderate brace height to allow for more arm clearance during the shot.

* The shelf is cut 1/8" past center and designed to provide the least amount of resistance, and the maximum clearance needed for clean arrow flight.

* All Dakota bows are designed to have take-down capability. Designed and built to put at ease the minds of those who are hesitant of purchasing a take down bow. Our take down bows have as much constructional intergity as any one piece bow.

Advantages of a take-down designed bow over a one piece designed bow are:

* Over all mass weight of the bow, which makes for a more consistent shooting bow.

* The ability to purchase interchangeable limbs of different draw weights, as opposed to having to purchase an entirely new bow.

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DAKOTA BOWS WARRANTY

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ANY ALTERATION TO THE ORIGIONAL CONSTRUCTION/DESIGN TO ANY DAKOTA BOW, AUTOMATICALLY VOIDS WARRANTY

 1 Year warranty on materials and craftsmanship.


To avoid any damage to your Dakota Custom Bow follow the steps listed below, and maintain proper tune of the bow.


* Never leave your bow in a vehicle during the summer months. This can cause the limbs to come unglued.


* Never hang your bow on a hook, while it is strung. This can cause a twist in the limbs.


* Never store your bow strung or leaning against a wall. This can cause a twist in the limbs.


* Always use a proper bow stringer to string and unstring your bow. A proper bow stringer will have the following components: A boot on one end, and a rubber limb pad on the other end. Follow bow stringer manufacturer's instructions. This will avoid limb twist.


* Never ever dry fire your bow!

IT'S ALL ABOUT CHOICES

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Risers

 

Our risers are designed and engineered with the concept of being more accurate and less critical to shoot, while being extremely comfortable in the hand. We suggest a moderate brace height, to allow for maximum arm clearance, during the shot. The shelf is cut 1/8" past center and shaped to provide the least amount of resistance, and maximum clearance optimizing clean arrow flight.

Grips

We custom fit your grip, to fit your needs. Proper grip is critical to consistent shooting. Small,Medium & Large grip size to fit the size of your hand to achIEve consistant hand position with each shot. Thick or narrow grip, smooth faced, or finger grooved that fits you like a glove.  

Limbs

The most expensive, and time consuming aspect of your bow's construction. Tapered wood strips and wedges from the wood of your choice. Fiberglass laminated together under a heating process, then shaped with the innovative superflex design, that gives the Dakota Custom Bow it's commanding performance edge.

 FINISH

All DAKOTA CUSTOM BOWS are optimally protected with a clear coat satin finish.


FIBERGLASS CHOICES

Clear or black 


MICARTA TIPS

Absolutely the toughest material available to protect your bow tips from the punishing stress loads of fast flight strings.

Limb Wood Choices

MICARTA TIPS

Absolutely the toughest material available to protect your bow tips from the punishing stress loads of fast flight strings.


LIMB WOOD CHOICES


Red Elm- flat grain


Red Elm- edge grain


Hard Rock Maple


Curley Maple


Birdseye Maple


Walnut


Zebra Wood


Osage


Bocote


Cocobolo


Action Bamboo (Natural or Amber) add $50.00

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Rick Welch Shooting Class

I offer a very comprehensive 2,3 or 4 day traditional, instinctive shooting school. I will disect & analyze every aspect of your shooting. I'll not only show you the "HOW", but more importantly the "WHY" regarding every detailed aspect of my proven instinctive shooting method. You will leave my shooting school shooting, instinctively, better than you ever have in your life. However, the instruction & support doesn't end after you leave my shooting school.I'm available through email-rick@dakotabows.com or by phone- 501-821-3791. I encourage you to contact me quickly for your one on one class because my schedule fills quickly.


I will also travel to you for group classes when my schedule allows it. This would have to be booked in advance.A minimum of six students is required with no more than two students per day.$300.00 per day per student plus travel and lodging expenses divided by number of students in class.

 



ONE DAY REFRESHER FOR PAST STUDENTS:$300.00

TWO DAY CLASS:$600.00

THREE DAY CLASS:$900.00

FOUR DAY CLASS:$1200.00


 

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS I WILL TEACH YOU EACH ASPECT OF THE "HOW", "WHY", & "WHEN" IN TREMENDOUS DETAIL.


SHOOTING FORM VIDEO ANALYSIS


SHOOTING INSTINCTIVE VS CONSCIOUS AIMING


 SETTING THE BOW UP TO SHOOT WHERE YOU NATURALLY LOOK


  ARROW TUNING


 FEATHERS


GLOVE VS TAB


3 UNDER OR SPLIT (it's up to you)


TARGET PANIC


PRESHOT ROUTINE


BREATHING


NOCK POINT & ADJUSTMENT


DRAWING THE BOW


FOLLOW THROUGH


STANCE


BODY/HEAD POSITION & ALIGNMENT


SHOT EXECUTION


EYE/HAND DOMINANCE


THE SUBCONSCIOUS RELEASE


NATURAL SIGHT PICTURE


BOW GRIP


FINGER POSITION ON THE STRING


OPTIMAL COMBINATION OF ARROW WEIGHT/KINETIC ENERGY/TRAJECTORY


BOW STRING


EFFECTIVE PRACTICE HABITS


MENTAL ASPECTS


BOWHUTING SECTION

MAINTAINING SHOOTING FORM ON THE GROUND, SITTING, KNEELING, FROM A TREESTAND, SHOOTING DIRECTLY BEHIND YOU


HOW TO MEASURE/CHART PROGRESS


SETTING OBTAINABLE GOALS


KNOWING HOW TO FIX SHOOTING PROBLEMS


LEARNING WHAT PART OF FORM MAKES YOUR ARROW HIT CERTAIN PLACES ON TARGET MEANING LOW RIGHT, HIGH RIGHT,LOW LEFT, HIGH LEFT,AND SO ON.

Contact Rick Welch

Dakota Enterprise LLC.

rick@dakotabows.com

(501) 690-4815

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(501) 690-4815