Bob Ward & Sons, a sporting goods retailer with deep roots in Montana, is proud of its heritage and the tale of its founder, Robert C. Ward. Bob Ward’s love of hunting and fishing led him to become a well-known gunsmith. Bob was also the first person in the country to import wire-haired griffons from Germany. These highly trained hunting dogs earned Bob a national reputation for breeding and training. As he aged, Bob Ward’s enthusiasm for outdoor activities never diminished. Eventually, the Bob Ward & Sons business grew to include custom gun-making and fishing-tackle manufacturing (part of the fishing line was the locally famous “Ward Wobbler”). Robert C. Ward passed away in 1985 at the age of 100, leaving his dedicated sons to keep the business thriving. The business, which remains in the capable hands of the Ward family, is committed to serving the community.
- Founded: 1917
- Led by: Family owned and operated
- Why They’re Unique: This family owned and operated business is committed to serving the community. They have a proud legacy of service to Montanans and others that the family carries on today.
- They Can Answer Questions Relating to: hunter’s safety, hunting guns, gun ammunition, backpacking and hiking essentials, footwear for all ages and sports, fishing and more.
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