1951

At age 23, Bob Lee forms Wing Archery in Houston, Texas, crafting his unique traditional bows

1959

Through dogged determination — and the donation of dozens of Red Wing Hunter model bows — Bob Lee successfully lobbies for Texas’ first archery-only hunting season

Bob assists in forming the Pope & Young Club dedicated to developing records for quality game taken with bow and arrow — the archery counterpart to Boone & Crockett

1963

Bob produces the first 3-piece bow — the Presentation II. The P-II proves an overwhelming and immediate success, and serves as forerunner to the takedown bows on the market today

1965

Bob relocates his company to Jacksonville, Texas, and is quickly established as the city’s largest employer, shipping in excess of 300 bows per day

1968

Bob helps to form the national Archery Manufacturers Organization (AMO), an association that develops industry standards for bow weights, draw lengths, etc.

After growing Wing Archery to the third largest archery manufacturing company in the world, Bob Lee sells to Head Ski and remains as CEO

1972

Bob Lee resigns from his position with Head Ski (now owned by AMF-Head)

1989

Bob and son Rob launch Bob Lee Archery with a newfound commitment to the preservation of American-made, handcrafted bows — at a rate of up to 4 bows per day, a stark contrast to the mass production of the Wing heyday

2007

Bob Lee is inducted into the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame and is honored with a standing ovation during the award ceremony in Las Vegas among his piers, family and other industry notables

2010

The company moves into a newly-constructed facility on nine acres in Jacksonville. The lobby is now home to Bob’s first bow, built in 1951, as well as other vintage Wing models, memorabilia, and a multitude of trophies from Bob and Rob’s hunts and tournaments

2011

The company celebrates Bob’s 60th anniversary in bow-building with the unveiling of a Limited Edition Anniversary model — The Legacy featuring Stabi-Lock™, an innovative tool-free limb attachment system that uses a riser channel and limb wedge with detents

 

2012

A Bob Lee recurve wins “Best Bow” in the nation out of 12 market leaders tested by Bowhunting World magazine — the winning Bob Lee model is aptly named The Ultimate; 2nd place was also awarded to a Bob Lee bow (The Natural)

2014

Bob Lee receives his second Hall of Fame induction during the Grand Opening ceremony of the National Archery Hall of Fame Museum at Bass Pro Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri

2021

Bob Lee, founder of Wing Archery and partner to son Rob in Bob Lee Bows, passes away at age 92 after an extended illness. His legacy will live on in the multitude of bows cherished by shooters around the globe, and the innovations that changed the face of traditional archery. His indelible presence will remain in the hearts of his family, friends and throughout the sport he so dearly loved.

Rob Lee, son JJ, wife Jenni and their devoted team continue Bob Lee’s legacy through an ongoing commitment to the sport of traditional archery. Bob’s spirit of innovation lives on as well, with this year seeing the introduction of new products such as Carbon CobraCurve limbs (super recurve design faced in twill carbon) and a streamlined concealment cap for the company’s renowned Stabi-Lock™ system

May 1, 1928 - Feb 4, 2021
BOB LEE
Forever
in our hearts
and our history.

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