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Damon Howatt website

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Uncle Lijiah 05-Jan-23
DeerDave 05-Jan-23
Lowcountry 05-Jan-23
Lowcountry 05-Jan-23
Caveman 05-Jan-23
Uncle Lijiah 10-Jan-23
Sawtooth (Original) 10-Jan-23
Lowcountry 10-Jan-23
fdp 10-Jan-23
Lucas 10-Jan-23
bigB 10-Jan-23
fdp 10-Jan-23
Timbuck2 10-Jan-23
YamahaYG68 10-Jan-23
CStyles 10-Jan-23
Uncle Lijiah 10-Jan-23
BigB 10-Jan-23
George D. Stout 10-Jan-23
BowenAero 10-Jan-23
fdp 10-Jan-23
fdp 10-Jan-23
JRT51 10-Jan-23
George D. Stout 10-Jan-23
NothinButHowatts 10-Jan-23
NothinButHowatts 10-Jan-23
Tarpon120 10-Jan-23
Uncle Lijiah 10-Jan-23
fdp 10-Jan-23
Hi-speed 10-Jan-23
Two-more-steps 10-Jan-23
TradToTheBone 10-Jan-23
DeerDave 10-Jan-23
Uncle Lijiah 10-Jan-23
Zbone 10-Jan-23
ca 11-Jan-23
Butch 72 11-Jan-23
DeerDave 11-Jan-23
WillMac 11-Jan-23
Steve P 11-Jan-23
Jimmyjumpup 11-Jan-23
Butch 72 11-Jan-23
Uncle Lijiah 11-Jan-23
oberon 13-Jan-23
oberon 13-Jan-23
George D. Stout 13-Jan-23
George D. Stout 13-Jan-23
Dirtnap 13-Jan-23
DeerDave 19-Jan-23
fdp 19-Jan-23
Butch 72 19-Jan-23
DeerDave 19-Jan-23
senior bowhunter 23-Jan-23
Tarpon120 23-Jan-23
Batman 23-Jan-23
cut it out 23-Jan-23
Harmless 23-Jan-23
Droptine 24-Jan-23
aluminated 25-Jan-23
aluminated 25-Jan-23
Keefers 25-Jan-23
From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 05-Jan-23




For those interested, there is now a Damon Howatt website. You can sign up for their newsletter & early access to their 2023 catalog prior to ATA Show. I heard from Mike Bush that the talented new bowyer they brought on before the shutdown is still with them. I’ve been a big fan of DH bows for many years, so I’m pleased to hear that the brand will continue on.

From: DeerDave
Date: 05-Jan-23




Sweet. So they as of right now are not producing bows or are they? And any insidte into wait time?

From: Lowcountry
Date: 05-Jan-23




As per Damon Howatt facebook post 5 days ago -

—2023 Catalog coming soon! —Updated with better pricing for 2023 —Damon Howatt itself was split from Martin and is now under new ownership so it can fully focus on the traditional bows and give it 100% of the attention it deserves! —Much much more! Stay tuned!

From: Lowcountry
Date: 05-Jan-23




Their new website is https://damonhowatt.com

From: Caveman
Date: 05-Jan-23




That’s excellent news! Happy they parted ways with Martin and are back to being their own traditional entity.

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 10-Jan-23

Uncle Lijiah's embedded Photo



From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Jan-23




I’d like a physical copy. How did you swing that?

From: Lowcountry
Date: 10-Jan-23




That pic is from their web site. I'm note sure how you get a hard copy.

From: fdp
Date: 10-Jan-23




Go to this link and it gives you an option to request a copy:

https://damonhowatt.com/

From: Lucas
Date: 10-Jan-23




Great news! Where will they be located?

From: bigB
Date: 10-Jan-23




I cannot find prices anywhere, I am trying not to get my hopes up too high. If they are somewhat close to the Bear prices that will be good. I thought I saw someone say the Hunter was like $900, if that is true I will just order a new Wes Wallace Mentor but if I can get a Hunter for 600-700 I might just order one, or the Super Elite is awesome looking too. Hopefully Martin will be back the way they use to be.

From: fdp
Date: 10-Jan-23




"Where will they be located?"....hard for those who don't do Facebook to get any of that kind of information. So because of that I have no idea.

From: Timbuck2
Date: 10-Jan-23




bigB, I just looked at the Howatt website. The Hunter price is listed at MSRP $765.00.

From: YamahaYG68
Date: 10-Jan-23




"Where will they be located?"

I think they may be in the process of selecting, securing and or setting up a manufacturing facility.

This process can be challenging; takes time, effort and funds.

My Google Earth search for the address on the last page of he catalogue indicates a residential area. So I think "setting up shop" is a work in progress at the moment.

Its a big job, I hope i goes well.

From: CStyles
Date: 10-Jan-23




Prices are listed on each model page

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 10-Jan-23




Sawtooth, that's not my copy. It's a photo from Damon Howatt's FB page. I have received what they call an advance copy in digital form, which I downloaded & printed since I still like paper myself. You can request it from their website. They have a few new bow models (both high & low end models & also kid's bows) in addition to the Hunter, Mamba, Savannah & Bamboo Viper. Clint

From: BigB Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jan-23




Thanks guys, the prices were not on there yesterday, I promise lol

From: George D. Stout
Date: 10-Jan-23

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https://www.dropbox.com/ s/p0ht7meiin1cq08/2023%20DAMON%20HOWATT%20CATALOG.pdf? dl=0&mc_cid=bef122e2d7&mc_eid=c353094782

Their city address is Walla Walla, WA.

From: BowenAero
Date: 10-Jan-23




Got the E-catalog yesterday, no prices in it.

From: fdp
Date: 10-Jan-23




In August of 2022 someone put a screenshot here that I think was from the DH Facebook page.

In that screenshot it was mentioned that the location in Washington had been lost due to the inability to come to an agreement suitable to all/both parties.

Additionally it was also mentioned that the equipment and was being moved and new location was being sought.

From: fdp
Date: 10-Jan-23

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Here is the screenshot and here is the link to the thread.

https://leatherwall.bowsite.com/TF/lw/thread2.cfm? threadid=334431&category=88#5149827

From: JRT51
Date: 10-Jan-23




Looks like the highest msrp is $835

From: George D. Stout
Date: 10-Jan-23




218 North Ash Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362

From: NothinButHowatts
Date: 10-Jan-23




They are staying in Walla walla and the started taking pre order requests for all the 2023 bows as of yesterday.

From: NothinButHowatts
Date: 10-Jan-23




^they*

From: Tarpon120
Date: 10-Jan-23




I've been looking for a Black Mamba for a long time and I just advised DH that i want one when they are available. Thanks for posting this information.

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 10-Jan-23




Damon Howatt just posted a video clip on FB. They’re at the ATA Show in Indianapolis, IN right now with stacks of 2023 catalogs and a bunch of new bows.

From: fdp
Date: 10-Jan-23




Since ATA is a trade only show they may want to consider getting some of those things into the hands of consumers.....somewhete.

From: Hi-speed
Date: 10-Jan-23

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I really like the look of this one

From: Two-more-steps
Date: 10-Jan-23

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Already admiring the simplicity of their "Stick" longbow.

From: TradToTheBone
Date: 10-Jan-23




Hopefully they are at the ATA show to line up dealers. It would be nice to see Howatt bows at local shops again. New Bamboo Viper has me intrigued.

From: DeerDave
Date: 10-Jan-23




I'm just dying to know what there wait time is going to be

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 10-Jan-23

Uncle Lijiah's embedded Photo



I’ve been shooting longbows since the early 1990s but the Mamba is very tempting.

From: Zbone
Date: 10-Jan-23




I really like the Black Mamba...

Makes me regret not buying a new green colored Mamba in the late 80's from a bow shop off the shelf for $239... Dang, wish I had a do-over...

From: ca
Date: 11-Jan-23




Time proven designs.

From: Butch 72
Date: 11-Jan-23




DeerDave wrote:I'm just dying to know what there wait time is going to be. I ordered a "Stick" yesterday. They said it was from a 1-3 month wait.

From: DeerDave
Date: 11-Jan-23




Butch 72...I saw that when I reserved my my Black Mamba but thought it was just pre-payed money to begin build. Your probably right about that. Very encouraging!!! I reserved The Hunter as well because I've been going rounds on which one to get lol

From: WillMac
Date: 11-Jan-23




Zbone, I could not agree more. Man I wished I'd bought a green one when I could have.

From: Steve P
Date: 11-Jan-23




Had a Mamba in the '80s, great bow. There was talk of making a 64" Hunter. That might be a nice bow. I've come to like a bit longer bow these days.

Steve

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-Jan-23




I am told by a guy that knows that the older bows are better than the new ones. And cheaper

From: Butch 72
Date: 11-Jan-23




I ordered the Stick in 45lb . I can have fun with it and if it all works out I have three Grandsons who will be teenagers in a few years . One is absolutely nuts about going hunting. He has a trail cam setup in the woods. I bet He will be shooting it at 14. I sure don't see anybody giving away any decent bows today.

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 11-Jan-23




Jimmyjumpup & others, I'll preface this by saying I'm not a business insider, but I follow DH closely on FB & I'm FB friends with Mike Bush. I believe the post bankruptcy period of turmoil in design and workmanship was roughly between the years 2012 and 2018. I'm not saying their bows were bad at all, but I could tell a difference. DH got it together and the high quality of limb tip shaping & limb tapers (including tapered lams), riser shaping & fit and finish, really good clear glass, etc. returned before the virus lockdown. The lockdown caused problems for Martin Archery, who owned DH. DH recently split from Martin and is now a separate business entity. I wish both companies great success & a comeback as great as Bear Archery after their economic setback years ago. Clint

From: oberon
Date: 13-Jan-23




Looking at their new "Super Elite" also known as the "Diablo Super Elite" really makes me want to order one.. Always wanted a Diablo.. It is a lovely looking bow... Priced at $825...

From: oberon
Date: 13-Jan-23

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From: George D. Stout
Date: 13-Jan-23




They have a presence at the ATA trade show, so I suspect they are pretty serious about getting back in the business properly. Anyway, they and Bear are the only ones who stuck to making recurves and longbows after every other American company dropped them. I hope they get healthy again and contribute some of their great bows, new models and older ones. It's easy to be a critic when you don't have a dog in the hunt, as we see here all the time by some folks. Give them an opportunity, we're not even two years past that pandemic debacle.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 13-Jan-23

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From: Dirtnap
Date: 13-Jan-23




I wish them all the best. I finally got a hold of a Howatt Hunter after many years of wanting one and have been very pleased with it. In fact I like it more than my custom. It's encouraging to see the Hunter model less than $800. If the new ones shoot as well as the one I have it's worth every bit of it.

From: DeerDave
Date: 19-Jan-23




Has anyone who ordered bows from Damon Howatt hear anything back yet? I know it hasn't been long but I'm still hanging on by a thread so to speak. I hope they do have bows ready to ship in one to three months. I have enough money saved to buy one that I have reserved, and need the shooting time before hunting season in late September. I may have to find something else this year if they don't produce some bows like they are saying they will. Im just a rambling on...Any thoughts?!

From: fdp
Date: 19-Jan-23




I'd say contact them and ask them. That way you will know.

From: Butch 72
Date: 19-Jan-23




It's hard to wait but they said 1-3 months and I won't be surprised if We don't hear something until after early February. they no doubt have some bows built all ready. Lord Knows how many orders they may have received.

From: DeerDave
Date: 19-Jan-23




Butch 72....I can't imagine how many EARLY sign ups they had for bows. Jib security forsure.

fdp....waiting on a reply back.

From: senior bowhunter Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 23-Jan-23




Good Morning gentlemen, I have had an e-mail exchangw with the new owner of Damon Howatt. He stated that the acquisition was relatively new and their main focus "is to ramp up production". he further states that demand has been "through the roof". With all that going on they are setting up a lot of their factory for higher efficency, and that takes time. He appreciates our patience and understanding. The way I see it, any new business takes time to set up to run smoothly and their attendance at the ATA event confirmed, in my mind, that they were on the right path.

Hope this helps.

From: Tarpon120
Date: 23-Jan-23




I have more bows than I need but I'm going to get a Black Mamba from them when they're available. Always have wanted one of those lovely reliable bows.

From: Batman
Date: 23-Jan-23




Hope that the DH place can get up and running? Beautiful BOWS!

From: cut it out
Date: 23-Jan-23




I wish them luck! Be cool to see them make a real go of it

From: Harmless
Date: 23-Jan-23




I got on the waiting list for the new Conviction DC, the new Dreamcatcher. Always wanted a Dreamcatcher..

From: Droptine Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 24-Jan-23




That new dream catcher looks great I’d love to shoot one and see it up close. Does anyone know what their warranty is going to be?

From: aluminated
Date: 25-Jan-23




@ Warranty:

“30 days money back”

“Satisfaction Guarantee”

But those aren’t warranties, are they?

I’d like to know the terms as well.

From: aluminated
Date: 25-Jan-23




@ Warranty:

“30 days money back”

“Satisfaction Guarantee”

But those aren’t warranties, are they?

I’d like to know the terms as well.

From: Keefers
Date: 25-Jan-23




Man I said I am fine on bows and don’t need another but that DC and the Hunter really making me drool .





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