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At Kansas Archery Center, we're dedicated to customer service and providing premium and consistent products! With decades of knowledge about archery and love for the sport, our owner Jim Carlson welcomes visitors from near and far to further their passion with Kansas Archery Center. 

We provide the ultimate experience - we’re your one-stop-shop for all of your archery needs. Our store offers a wide selection of archery equipment. From release to arrow tip, we have you covered. We also offer bow rentals, archery lessons (private and group), a 20-yard indoor range experience, bow set-up and tuning, and custom string and arrow building.

We’re an authorized, full-line dealer for PSE, Hoyt, Mathews, and Mission Archery. In 2018 and 2019, we won the PSE Retailer Award. We strive to give our customers a fun visit and a positive experience. With our knowledgeable staff and great customer service, we ensure you’ll be back soon!


For Jim Carlson, opening an archery shop helped turn a passion into a career. He first began hunting as a child, which led to competitive shooting, and eventually, a hobby led to a full-time job. Before opening Kansas Archery Center, Jim owned an archery business on the side, along with a job as a paramedic and flight nurse for EagleMed. Continuing to pursue his hobby by learning how to work on his own archery equipment led to his current career. After buying the former Boone’s Outdoors, he moved his family from Kinsley to Manhattan, where he’s been ever since. 

Jim has been involved in archery competitions since 2000, which has turned into a family affair. His wife, Sidney, also competes in archery tournaments. Their three kids, Vanessa, Salene, and Jake, shoot as well, and Vanessa helps in the shop.


Jim Carlson



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