Grumpy Bear Archery

- Because every person deserves to smile

What archery has meant to me since 2006 and the journey it has taken me upon, is one of many discoveries and plenty of adventure. I have come to discover spirituality in shooting the bow and arrow and that brought me closer to nature and myself.

I have come to accept the things I cannot change, I pray to God for courage to change that which I can and also for wisdom to know the difference.


In every person’s life there is something that matters. To some it is music, writing or running. To me it was traditional archery and hunting with the longbow. To be in nature became my church, where I could constantly think about the Creator, the meaning of life and to face what was important…  and that is to smile!


Grumpy’s Bow

There exist only a finite number of bow designs and all of them where “handed down “ to us throughout the history of humankind. We therefore have to admit, that we are only standing on the shoulders of giants. Yes, we do perhaps understand the physics better than a Neolithic archer, but when an arrow is in flight and pierces the deer’s heart, does this matter?

I stand behind all my bows and will extend a 2 year guarantee on the craftsmanship.


I build one bow at a time and try to always meet the customer’s demands within reason.

Bow type:

Deciding which bow model to choose can be difficult, as this is a very personal choice. Here are some recommendations


Boreal Genesis: I recommend this bow for the true primitive archer. Someone who wants to step back in time and appreciate history. This wood only bow, is custom made and tiller to fit your draw and shooting style. Length will vary according to the design of the selfbow.


Prairie Longbow: Some people, like me, are just a sucker for the straight limb flatbow. Period! The simplicity of this bow will put a smile on your face and dinner in your belly! Available in 65 to 68” long and draw weight up to 65 lb.


Boreal Longbow: If comfort of shooting and speed is more your style, this is the bow to choose. Deflex/Reflex design, with no hand shock and a powerful cast. Available in 64 to 66” and up to 65 lb of draw. (up to 32” of draw length – 16” riser)


Dragonfly: If you like short (58” to 60”) maneuverable bows, this little bow is the one for you. Although short, the small (14”) riser accommodates a smooth draw out to 32”. With a 8” brace height and aggressive reflex, this is a perfect hunting bow. Can be made to shoot off the shelf or from the knuckle. Ideal for horseback (up to 32” of draw length – no hand shock)



This is the next bow I’m working. Singularity is a 67”- 69”  deflex/reflex longbow with a 21” riser. Carbon and bamboo core, with ULS glass to support the narrow limbs design during shooting. A stable, long limb produces an accurate arrow down range. The purpose of this bow is accuracy on the range or in the field hunting. It is still in its prototype phase and I hope to have it ready for next summer (2020).


Take down systems:

I have currently one take down system available - the bow socket system. It is a very elegant system and produces a no-tools, no fuss way of breaking down your bow. For this system a leather or non-slip grip is suggested.  

Socket system CAD $200  (US $150)


May your arrows fly true

Francois Squirra