• (802) 479-9151; (800) 269-9151


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    Gun Transfers

    R&L Archery provides transfers for internet sales, as well as shipping and transfers for in-state and out-of-state personal sales. With knowledge of the gun laws, we are able to help you secure your registrations, titles, and transfers the right way.

    Need a gun transferred into the state? We do that, too. We can fax or e-mail our license, or you can download R&L Archery's FFL.

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    Hunting/Fishing Licenses, Club Memberships, ATV/Snowmobile Registrations

    R&L Archery sells hunting and fishing licenses for 4 states—VT, NH, ME, and NY—and have the law books for each of these states.

    To help you get practiced, we can sign you up with local club memberships at Whistling Arrow Archery Club and the Barre Fish & Game Club.

    We are a fishing derby registration location for the Rotary Classic Fishing Derby and the LCI Father's Day Derby, and we are a LCI Champlain Basin Derby weigh station.

    For the motorized sportsman, we have snowmobile registrations for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (VAST, Vermont Association of Snow Travelers) and ATV registrations for New Hampshire and Vermont (VASA, Vermont ATV Sportman's Association).

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    Big Game Reporting Station

    R&L Archery is an official Vermont Big Game Reporting Station (deer, bear, and turkey) with state-certified scales.
     We are also a Biological Check Station during Youth Deer Weekend and on the first weekend of Rifle Deer Season. Successful hunters on those weekends can meet wildlife biologists who will collect data on their deer that will help inform herd assessment and future management decisions.

    Help Collect Important Data

    Vermont law now requires successful bear hunters to collect a small pre-molar tooth from each harvested bear. The collection of this tooth is critical to providing important data for evaluating changes to the age structure of the bear population and for making population estimates.
     When you report your bear at R&L, you can pick up the required paperwork to accompany the tooth. A video showing how to extract it can be found here.

    The state is also conducting a deer study, and requests a tooth from your deer, as well. In 2016, they collected more than 4,600 teeth. Your can check the age of the deer you harvested in 2016 here.

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    Bow Stringing

    Parts of a bow will wear out over time, including the string. When your bowstring needs replacing, consider R&L Archery. Our trained technicians are experts at replacing strings so they match your draw weight and are correctly fitted for your bow. String services include:

    • Compound Bow String Change
    • Nock-Set Installation
    • Factory String
    • 3rd Party String
    • Custom Cable/String
    • Cable Guard Adjustment
    • Replace Cables
    • D-Loop Installation (includes material)
    • Silencer Tie-In
    • Kisser Button Installation
    • Peep Sight Install
    • Peep Sight Adjustment
    • Reserve Center Serving (includes material)
    • Reserve String - Loop End (includes material)
    • Wax String


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    Bow Tune and Setup

    Our bow tune and setup is comprehensive, and includes the following services:

    • Safety check
    • Tune rest and tiller
    • Adjust weight
    • Wax string
    • Total bow disassemble
    • Lube axles and limb pockets and check timing
    • Paper tune
    • String condition inspection/safety check
    • Tear down with clean/lube


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    Fishing Reel Spooling

    Whether you're replacing your old brittle fishing line or spooling up that new reel for the first time, let R&L Archery help you get back to the water in no time. With our line winding station we can strip off all of the old line and get that reel re-spooled in minutes, and without twisting the line.
      We will install line purchased from us onto your reel at no charge.
      For any combo rod/reel set that we sell that comes without line on the reel, we will spool with our own bulk line for free.

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    Boresighting can save you lots of time and money getting your scope dialed in to the target. We can provide bore sighting services that will accurately align your scope to the target and get you on the target at 25 yards. No more guessing which direction the spray of dirt came from. From there, it's a few minor adjustments on the range and you'll be shooting bullseyes in no time. Never miss a shot with our professional bore sighting services!

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    Optics & Accessory Installation

    Let us mount your optics, sights, and other accessories! We understand how important alignment is when it comes to shooting. Even minor flaws in installation can become a problem with aiming, especially over long distances. Let us mount your accessories onto your firearms so you can get back to doing what you love—hitting that target! Installation of rings, bases, and scopes purchased at R&L Archery is always FREE!

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    Gun Cleaning

    R&L Archery carries a wide variety of firearms, from hunting rifles and related accessories, to handguns and tactical firearms for personal use and home defense, to competitive shooting firearms, we carry it all. Check out our gun cleaning services, which will help you maintain your firearm in top condition, or stop by and pick up the supplies you need to maintain your own firearms. From solvents and lubricants to cleaners, we have the kits and products to keep your gun clean and working well.

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    Gun Appraisals

    Wanting to sell, buy, insure, or are just curious about the value of your firearm? At R&L Archery, we can appraise rifles, handguns, tactical firearms, and other firearms. Using the most up-to-date information about firearm values in the industry, we can give you an accurate appraisal.

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    Firearms Storage

    R&L Archery is a Vermont State-Certified Firearms Storage Location, so if you need a secure place to store your firearms we can help you for as short or as long a time period as needed. R&L Archery is also an approved storage facility for firearms that are required to be relinquished for a period of time.

    In 2014, the State of Vermont created a guideline for storing firearms seized by law enforcement or court-ordered to be relinquished. As gun enthusiasts, we saw an opportunity to help our fellow gun owners and ensure that any gun that was stored for an individual was also properly cared for and not just stored in a basement corner. We became one of the first certified firearms storage locations in Vermont. We also provide this service for gun owners who require temporary storage of their firearms due to any number of reasons, such as vacations, relocations, and estate settlements.

    Each firearm is inspected, documented, and photographed, then placed in our fireproof, temperature-controlled, security vault for the duration of its stay with us.

    First firearm: $13/month for the first 15 months; $4/month after the 15th month
    Additional firearms: $4/month per additional firearm
    Ammunition: $2/month per box
    Other weapons: $2/month (some exceptions may apply)
    *Fees subject to change without notice