Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors is an online haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Back in 1885, Robert Ward was born in Minnesota and left home at the age of 15 in search of gold. His journey eventually led him to Montana where he stayed and opened a watch-repair shop in 1917. Robert Ward's six sons grew up in the family business and carried on the tradition to become Bob Ward & Sons. Mr. Ward's true passion was in hunting and fishing, earning him a feature in "Ripley's Believe it or Not" in his 70s for successfully hunting a black bear with a bow and arrow. By the time Robert Ward passed away in 1985, he and his sons had expanded their family business to include gun-making and fishing-tackle manufacturing. Generations of Ward sons continue to grow and expand the family-owned business, becoming Montana's largest sporting goods store in Montana.