The Lock-a-Draw/Bow Rest      
Bowhunting Solution

           "Don't let age or injury keep you from the sport you love!
           With the Lock-a-Draw draw keep (lock) you can bowhunt."

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Having Difficulty Drawing Your Compound Bow?
The Lock-a-Draw Draw Keep (Lock) Is the Solution.
"It's the only draw keep truly adapted to bowhunting."
Cocked with hands and feet using the much stronger leg and back muscles, the Lock-a-Draw draw keep allows persons of lesser strength to shoot a high powered bow that they could never draw in the traditional manner.  You don't have to shoot a "wimpy" bow anymore.  Almost anyone can draw a 70# bow with the Lock-a-Draw draw keep!

Shooting the Lock-a-Draw draw keep

  Prototype of the of Lock-a-Draw draw keep.
The product as shipped is black anodized.

Lock-a-Draw release

 You can never forget to put the safety on!  It is automatic.

Extremely accurate
Does not modify your bow
Weighs only about 1/2 pound
Attaches to the bow without tools
Easily drawn with both hands
Comes with a special quiver
It carries on the quiver
Fits your bow case
Fun to shoot
Silent when shot, only bow noise.

Lock-a-Draw keeping bow drawn
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The slides show the Lock-a-Draw and the quiver that comes with it.  It also shows how the Lock-a-Draw mounts on
a bow, and it shows the bow drawn with arrow nocked.  The product shown is an unpainted prototype so it will show up better.  The production model is anodized flat black for less visibility in hunting.

Unsolicited Testimonials

George, owner of Wilderness Archery Outfitters
George called to order a second Lock-a-Draw and dropped a verbal bomb,  He said he won the 2014 IBO National Championship in the physically challenged class (use of adaptive equipment) using the Lock-a-Draw!  He has a shoulder problem that now prevents him from drawing his bow, and purchased a Lock-a-Draw back in 2012.


John from Westby, WI
On Sept 12, 2014 John called asking if he could special order an extra Lock-a-Draw rod in case his got damaged.  In the call he was very complimentary about his Lock-a-Draw  I asked if I could put his comments on my website, and he replied, "I will send a testimonial with my check".  Here is what he wrote:  The Lock-a-Draw is the best bow accessory I've ever purchased.  It has it all: quality product, flawless and consistent long term performance and exemplary tech support..  You must try this product out before even considering switching over to the crossbow as it's hands down a much better option.


Francis from Halfway, OR
Aug. 5, 2014 his wife ordered a Lock-a-Draw.  Francis called 9/30/2014 saying, "Thank you, Mr. Sandel, for your wonderful product.  My wife has developed Parkinsons and has been having trouble shooting her bow..  Archery has been her passion for major part of her life, and your Lock-a-Draw has allowed her to continue the sport she loves.  Our local bow shop sells a similar product, but it is ridiculously heavy.  Your product is far superior..... "   The occasion for the call was to order two bow rests.


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The Lock-a-Draw/Bow Rest Solution

Aging bow hunters and those with disabilities often "graduate" to a crossbow because they can no longer draw their compound  Bow.  The Lock-a-Draw+ Bow Rest Hunting System is an alternative that lets you continue to hunt with your compound bow.  Drawing the bow with both hands and feet is far easier than drawing the bow in the traditional manner, allowing you to hunt with a powerful bow in spite of your disability or lack of strength.  The problem of holding a 5 lb. bow steady with an extended arm is also solved by the Bow Rest.  It takes the weight of the bow and your arm while aiming and firing.  It serves the same function for the bow that a shooting rest does for a rifle.  It steadies the bow and greatly increases accuracy for those of limited steadiness.  Movement in getting a shot off is also greatly reduced since the bow is in a ready position while waiting for game and the bow is already drawn.  This virtually guarantees greater success in hunting.

drawing a Lock-a-Draw equipped 70# bow

The Lock-a-Draw/Bow Rest Hunting System
Demonstration of Lock-a-Draw-Bow Rest Bow Hunting Solution

Even though the video shows the old model of  the Lock-a-Draw draw keep, it illustrates how the Lock-a-Draw draw keep plus Compound Bow Rest and Holder combine to afford a complete bowhunting system for the physically limited archer.  A drawn bow is very large and extremely awkward to handle in a hunting situation.  The Compound Bow Rest and Holder hangs the drawn bow out in front of the hunter with arrow nocked and ready to fire.  It also steadies the bow while aiming and firing.  The bow can be fired either with or without holding the bow grip.  Motion, which spooks game, is greatly reduced when you do not have to remove the bow from a hanger or draw the bow.  All the shots at the target shown in the video are from 21 yards.  Keep in mind that the bow used in the video has a draw weight of 61 pounds, much too heavy for me to draw in the traditional maner.

WLUC TV6 Discovering Video

A bow draw keep, also called a  bow lock (draw lock, the commonly recognized name of this type of product, is the trademark of Hickory Creek Inc. and not a generic term) is a device that keeps an archery bow at full draw, until a trigger release mechanism is actuated to fire the bow.  The Lock-a-Draw (Patent Pending) draw keep allows you to draw your bow with both hands and feet from a sitting position (as in a tree stand or other elevated platform)  or from a standing position using a foot stirrup.  Coupled with the Compound Bow Rest and Holder it is a system that will allow seniors, women, youth, and the physically impaired to participate in the sport of archery and hunt with a powerful compound bow that they could never draw in the usual manner.  Furthermore, the problem persons of lesser strength have in holding a bow steady at the end of an out stretched arm to aim and fire is also solved.  We call the combination of the Lock-a-Draw archery draw keep and the Compound Bow Rest and Holder our Draw Keep-Bow Rest Bow Hunting Solution.  Even a one armed person could bow hunt with only a one time assistance in setting up the elevated platform and Bow Rest.  Every operation from entering the woods and setting up for hunting can then be done with only one arm.  For one armed operation a pistol type handle is fitted to the release of the Lock-a-Draw so that a bow hanging in the Bow Rest can be aimed horizontally by swinging the boom of the Bow Rest.  Contact me at the phone number below if you need a handled Lock-a-Draw.

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