About Bwana

Our history and dedication to all things archery

Our History

Bwana Archery has been a family owned and operated business for 40 + years. John and Sharon Larsen have always loved the sport of archery and opened their first shop in 1975. Junior, John and Sharon's son, has been running Bwana now for many years along with his son Andy. Their love of the sport has brought them on hunts around the world.

The staff at Bwana is full of expert knowledge to make sure that you have a positive and informative experience picking out a bow and accessories, shooting and learning the sport. They have shared their know-how and expertise with family and friends throughout the years who have also become avid hunters and target shooters.

We hope to help you fulfill any needs and wants you might have to ensure you build a lifelong love for the sport of archery!

John Larsen Jr.

John Larsen Jr.

John or Junior as he is called by family, friends and customers alike helped his father and mother, John Larsen, Sr and Sharon Larsen build BWANA Archery to what it is today, a complete Pro Archery bow shop. Along with his parents, Junior also helped build the bow industry to what it is today, so he knows bows, and he will see to it that you, the customer always comes first.

Patti Larsen

Patti, or HR to the staff at BWANA Archery keeps everything running smooth with her management savvy. An archery instructor herself, she also provides additional support with large groups of all ages and without a doubt, she is a driving force that helps BWANA Archery maintain the stellar reputation that has been acheived over decades of great customer service.

Andy Larsen

Andy the youngest of the Larsen family at BWANA Archery. He has grown up in the archery business and he is your guy to access any information for everything archery,be it hunting or target compounds. Olympic or traditional recurves he knows his stuff. He also brings to this time honored shop new ideas and innovations.

Doug Jones

Doug is a Level 3 NTS USA Archery Coach. He established St. Croix Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program in 2013. His JOAD team successfully competed regionally and nationally capturing many trips to the podium, as well as establishing new records along the way. Doug works with other club instructors, both JOAD and NASP as well as providing private lessons for all from beginners to Elite Archers. He will instruct Traditional, NAA Olympic, and Compound disciplines. Doug has 50 years of Archery experience, both hunting and competition, and raised 3 children in the sport. He provides a rounded, family-oriented perspective to the BWANA Team.

Bwana Archery
Contact Us

3015 Country Drive
Little Canada, Minnesota

(651) 482.9866

Store Hours

Mon - Fri 10 - 8 pm

Sa 10 - 4 pm

Su 10 - 4 pm

About Us

Our goal is to make you the best archer possible, and we are very good at what we do. So good in fact, we have become one of the largest and most respected archery outfitters in the nation (and still growing).