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Bob Ward & Sons, a sporting goods retailer with deep roots in Montana, is proud of its heritage and the tale of its founder, Robert C. Ward.

Bob Ward was born in Minnesota in 1885. In March 1900, at the age of 15, Bob set out on a journey to the Klondike in search of gold.

Two states later, in Missoula, Montana, Bob ran out of money. Eager to continue his journey, Bob looked up an old family friend, John Roland, who owned a Missoula jewelry store. Roland offered Bob a job that the young man was su...

Bob Ward & Sons, a sporting goods retailer with deep roots in Montana, is proud of its heritage and the tale of its founder, Robert C. Ward.

Bob Ward was born in Minnesota in 1885. In March 1900, at the age of 15, Bob set out on a journey to the Klondike in search of gold.

Two states later, in Missoula, Montana, Bob ran out of money. Eager to continue his journey, Bob looked up an old family friend, John Roland, who owned a Missoula jewelry store. Roland offered Bob a job that the young man was sure would pay the rest of his way to the Klondike.

Still in Missoula sixteen years later, Bob was married and on the verge of opening a watch-repair shop. His shop opened in 1917. Over the next decade, he and his wife became the parents of eight children, six of whom were boys. And those six boys followed in Bob's footsteps, creating a Montana business tradition known today as Bob Ward & Sons.

Rich Outdoor Traditions


Though a skilled jeweler, Bob Ward's love of hunting and fishing led him to become a well-known gunsmith. Bob was also the first person in the country to import wire-haired griffons from Germany. These highly trained hunting dogs earned Bob a national reputation for breeding and training. As he aged, Bob Ward's enthusiasm for outdoor activities did not diminish. At 66, he won a national rifle marksmanship competition. When Bob was in his 70s, "Ripley's Believe it or Not" featured an article on Bob after he'd successfully hunted a black bear with a bow and arrow.

Eventually, the Bob Ward & Sons business grew to include custom gun-making and fishing-tackle manufacturing (part of the fishing line was the locally famous "Ward Wobbler"). Robert C. Ward passed away in 1985 at the age of 100, leaving his dedicated sons to keep the business thriving.

Generations


After returning from World War II, Bob's oldest son, Irvine, expanded the business into retail sporting goods, which is its primary business today. The company grew to become the largest sporting goods company in Montana. Under the guidance of Irvine's son, Keith Ward, the company has further expanded its reach to include stores in four other markets in Montana. Bob Ward & Sons has become one of the largest privately held sporting goods companies in the Northwest. Keith's son, Chad Ward, also joined the company full time in 1997 after graduating from the Wayne Callaway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University. He is currently in charge of company operations and internet services.

Traditions


It all began, simply, because Robert C. Ward, at the age of fifteen, ran out of money in Missoula, Montana, while on his way to find a fortune. What he found instead was a long, prosperous life in the heart of Big Sky Country; what he left is a proud legacy of service to Montanans and others that the family carries on today.


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Follow the instructions at the bottom of your sales invoice that you received with your merchandise. Please have the original order number, found on your invoice statement, when requesting a return authorization (RA#). Call us at 800-800-5083 and speak to one of our customer service associates. Send all returns to the following address:

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BobWards.com
1600 North Ave., Suite 500
Missoula, MT 59801
USA
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Shipping Rates for all products (excluding Books, Music, Video and DVD)
All Regions
Continental US
Alaska and Hawaii
US Protectorates
APO/FPO
Continental US Street · Standard · (3 - 5 business days)
Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
$0.00 to $49.00 $9.00
$49.01 to Up $0.00
Continental US PO Box · Standard · (3 - 5 business days)
Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
$0.00 to $49.00 $9.00
$49.01 to Up $0.00
Continental US Street · Expedited · (1 - 3 business days)
Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
$0.00 to $49.00 $18.00
$49.01 to Up $25.00
Alaska and Hawaii Street · Standard · (3 - 7 business days)
Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
$0.00 to Up $20.00
Alaska and Hawaii PO Box · Standard · (3 - 7 business days)
Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
$0.00 to Up $20.00
Alaska and Hawaii Street · Expedited · (1 - 3 business days)
Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
$0.00 to $49.00 $20.00
$49.01 to Up $30.00
US Protectorates Street · Standard · (4 - 8 business days)
Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
$0.00 to Up $20.00
US Protectorates PO Box · Standard · (4 - 8 business days)
Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
$0.00 to Up $20.00
APO/FPO Street · Standard · (18 - 32 business days)
Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
$0.00 to $49.00 $9.00
$49.01 to Up $0.00
APO/FPO PO Box · Standard · (18 - 32 business days)
Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
$0.00 to $49.00 $9.00
$49.01 to Up $0.00

* Shipping Rates for Books, Music, Video and DVD
Domestic Standard
4 - 14 business days
Faster Domestic Standard
3 - 5 business days**
Domestic Expedited
2 - 6 business days
Faster Domestic Expedited
1 - 3 business days**
Two Day
2 business days
One Day
24 hours
International Standard
21 - 42 business days
International Expedited
3 - 7 business days
Books $3.99 $3.99 $6.99 $6.99 $14.95 $19.99 $16.95 $46.50
Books over 1 lb. $3.99 $3.99 $6.99 $6.99 $14.95 $19.99 $24.95 $46.50
CDs, Cassettes, Vinyl $3.99 $3.99 $6.19 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50
VHS Videotapes $3.99 $3.99 $6.19 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50
DVDs $3.99 $3.99 $6.19 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50


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Shipping Policies

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On-schedule delivery to U.S. addresses
Orders received after 2:00 p.m. MST will ship the following business day. Most orders arrive within 3-7 business days.

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FedEx 3-Day Express
Guaranteed three-day delivery
Orders received after 2:00 p.m. MST will ship the following business day. FedEx 3-Day Express guarantees delivery within three business days from day of shipment to and from every U.S. address, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

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International Customers can place orders directly through BobWards.com. We are partnered with International Checkout as our overseas shipping provider. BobWards.com does not recommend using 3rd party shipping solutions for your international shipping needs as we will not guarantee shipment, accuracy, or fees through these alternative shipping companies. If you have question concerning and International Shipment please contact us at 800-800-5083



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