Hips Archery Targets

By Steve Wall

How did you start the company?

Hips Archery Targets was started in 1968 by Stanley Hips.  Stanley was a bowhunter, and like many archers, he needed a way to practice more often.  It was later purchased by Darrin Brown, who at the time, was owner of Longhorn Archery Systems, a manufacturer of 3D archery targets.

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What do your customers say about your products?

 Our customers agree that Hips Archery Targets are built to last.  They love the durability and lightweight design.

What are your most popular products?

Our most popular products are the X2 Series Muley and Herd Bull targets for their exceptional value and stopping power.

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Who is your target audience?

We build targets for all types of archers.  The bowhunting segment is the largest audience, but we are seeing tremendous growth from recreational and target archers.

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What do you enjoy most about what you do?

I would say that I like being able to produce a product that helps others enjoy their love for the sport of archery.  Talking with fellow archers and bowhunters throughout the year is a big part of what we do and it never gets old.

What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?

My favorite memory from the field would have to be the first time my dad and I went bowhunting together, now almost 20 years ago.  It was our first opportunity to take a trophy White Tail Deer and the memories will last a lifetime.  Since then we have been on many adventures and look forward to many more.

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Hips 4×4 range target!

Contact Info:

Website: www.hipstargets.com
Facebook: Hips Archery Targets
Twitter: @Hips_Targets

 

Comments from Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits:

If you shoot your bow on a regular basis you definitely understand the importance of having a good target.  You want a target that is going to: stop your arrows, stand up to the punishment of multiple shots and provide you with the most value for your money.  Well, I believe that the Hips Archery Targets will do all of that and more.  These targets look to be very well constructed and stand up to intense punishment, even from broadheads, as you can see in the video.  I might be in the market for a new target this offseason and I don’t think I have to look much farther than at one of these great targets from Hips Archery Targets. 

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Chasing my Dream

Pursuing my Dream Part 1

As I said in Pursing my Dream Part 1, I plan on using this series to keep you updated on changes as I pursue my dream of working in the outdoor industry.  Back in February I made a very big step in that pursuit by accepting a position with a large sporting goods retailer.  This was an overnight position in the back-end receiving area.  This position allowed me to handle and numerous hunting a fishing products that I love to use myself.  I loved every minute!

As of 5 o’clock this morning, I have left this position to pursue a position that will be a better fit for me and my family at this time.  I have accepted a position (not within the outdoor industry)  that will allow me to work a similar schedule as my wife and will be much better suited for our young family!  This position will allow me to spend valuable time in the evening and on the weekends with my family without feeling tired from very little sleep.  I am willing to admit that this was not working for my family and a change was needed. Even though I am making this change, I do not regret my decision to leave my previous job and take an overnight job.  This was a decision I felt was the right one to make at the time and I still believe this.  Although it was a physical labor job, it provided my with many invaluable experiences that will help me throughout my career! This change does not at all affect my passion for the outdoors, if anything it is making it stronger!

Don’t worry, Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits is not going anywhere!!! I would first like to thank each and every one of you who has followed me though this amazing experience.  Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits is growing and reaching places far beyond my home state of Wisconsin.  I truly enjoy interacting with everyone though various social media channels and by email.  I will provide links to these at the bottom of this post!  I am hoping that this career change will also allow for more time to provide you with even more great content.  I am starting to expand into using more videos in the blogs and will hopefully be able to bring you a couple of archery hunts on video this fall!  This expansion into the video world has allowed me to build upon my video editing knowledge!  I hope to continue building upon this knowledge as I put together videos both for myself and others!

Starting Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits has allowed me to meet and connect with some great people and companies in the outdoor industry!  Many of these connections have turned into great personal relationships.  These connections have allowed me to share with you some great companies through the Company Spotlight segment.  This has been a very popular segment and more Spotlights are coming soon!  Being able to share my passion for the outdoors and the passion of others gives me great satisfaction! 

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