13104 US-40 Highland, IL 62249


Zach has been an employee at North American Outfitters for two years now. He  has a passion for the archery industry and has had many years of experience. Prior to coming to North American Outfitters, Zach worked at another archery shop for five years.  Building relationships with customers is his favorite part of each day at work. He was raised in Edwardsville Illinois and is pursuing a civil engineering degree at SIUE . When Zach has free time he enjoys deer and Waterfowl hunting along with fishing. He also loves spending time with his family and friends 

Meet Our Team 

Chris Ehlke

Reed Beckmann

I have Hunted for over 40 years and love hunting for all types of game.  Prior to North American Outfitters, I Owned a construction company for 30 years.  Then an opportunity became available for me to combine my love of bow hunting and a business in 2004.  It is the great staff and dedicated customers that has enabled us to thrive.  I consider myself lucky to be able to be around what I love doing everyday and taking my passion for bow hunting and helping other people.


Chris Ehlke has been a part of the North American Outfitters Team since 2012.  He has a passion for bow hunting and Bass Fishing He enjoys working with customers and helping them get the most from their equipment they have or setting them up with a new bow
He was raised in Highland Illinois and Graduated from Highland High School Class of 2013. Graduated from Kaskaskia College in 2015. When Chris has free time he Loves to play golf along with hunting and fishing.  Spending time  with his family and friends is very important to him.

Marty Lawson and Paula Lawson 

North American Outfitters was opened in 2001 in Highland Illinois. When Marty purchased it with a partner in 2004 the shop was located in a building that was too small. The decision was made to expand and we moved it from down town Highland to the current location, just outside of town. Marty bought out his partner and became the sole owner in 2006.

The focus was to make North American Outfitters the premier archery shop in the area by offering the best products and having knowledgeable experienced staff.  We added three different indoor ranges which included the first 3-D Pop-Up System in the area.  People came to shoot or join our leagues.

In 2009 & 2010 we were in the top 100 Dealers in the world for Mathews Bows and are presently in the top 100 Dealers for Elite Bows. In 2012 we added the only PGA approved Golf Simulator and a small Bar area to  provide an even more enjoyable atmosphere  The Golf Simulator is available for Winter Golf Leagues and Open Play.

So If you are a bow hunter or wanting to break into the sport in the St Louis Metro area make sure to check us out. We have everything you need for successful bow hunting. 

Reed Has been an important part of North American Outfitters since the day it opened in the Spring of 2001.  He graduated from Breese Central High School Class of 2001 and immediately joined the staff here.
Reed enjoys every aspect of the archery industry. From servicing bows to helping a new bow hunter find the perfect bow and filming hunts.  Reed has been filming bow hunts for The Wild Outdoors on The Outdoor Channel for 13 years. Reed and his wife Janna our proud parents to Ian and he enjoys spending time with his family and friends every chance he gets, and of course he loves to hunt, fish, play golf and follow college football when he is not hunting.