The Predator Story

Mike and Ron Predator Bows were born from a pursuit of passion. In the late 1980s, Ron Pittsley became a student of bow building, intent on making replacement components and bows for his own use. His "build a better mousetrap" mindset prompted a bow design heralded by many, and led to the first bow orders. Through the early 1990s, the Pittsley Predator grew in popularity, leading to an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with a major archery manufacturer in 1995. There Ron met Mike Hoadley, a business professional and archery industry expert who shared his passion for traditional archery. Ron and Mike quickly became good friends and hunting partners. In the late 1990s, Predator Bows were removed from the larger company's lineup, so it was an easy decision for Ron and Mike to join forces and start a new company to continue the Predator legacy and to introduce more traditional archery products. Thus, Hunter's Niche was formed, and Predator Bows were improved and relaunched along with the addition of new bow models and accessories. Now, over 20 years since its inception, Predator recurves are known throughout the archery industry and within elite bowhunting circles as the best traditional bows...anywhere.