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Welcome to Backwater Outdoors! We are the world’s leader in bowfishing supplies and your home for bowhunting, fishing supplies, archery service, bowfishing, guns, ammo and all types of hunting and outdoor gear.

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Our goal is to provide the bowfishing, hunting, and fishing equipment you need and use most, without emptying your pockets.  We offer everything from hunting, fishing, archery, bowfishing, deer processing, and firearms/ammunition!  We are the most complete outdoor store in the state of Alabama and the Huntsville area’s most convenient and professional archery shop!

We carry a full range of bowhunting equipment, bows, crossbows, hunting supplies, bowhunting gear, bowfishing equipment, fishing supplies, and other hunting accessories you might need. We carry the latest in deer hunting bows, hunting arrows, broadheads, treestands, calls, hunting scents, hunting safety vests, rods, reels, fishing lures, fishing tackle, and all types of hunting and archery gear. We also offer a full service archery pro shop including hunting bow setup, bow repair, arrow fletching, bow tuning, and all of your archery hunting needs.

Backwater Outdoors also carries a full selection of firearms and ammunition.  We offer new and used guns (long guns and hand guns), used guns, trade ins, special order guns, FFL transfers and receipts, a huge selection of ammo, scopes, gun work, and other gun accessories.  We have an expert staff in dealing with firearms and located conveniently on highway 72 between Huntsville and Scottsboro for all your firearms and ammunition needs.W

We now have a full selection of fishing tackle including rods, reels, lures, tackle and more!  We specialize in Zoom, Bobby Garland lures, Lew’s reels, XR 50, and more! We also now carry Muck Boots and a new selection of hunting equipment!

We also offer private archery instruction for both adults, youth, and NASP participants with our one level 3 certified archery expert Chris Coultas.  He is known throughout the southeast of one of the best tournament shooters and archery instructions anywhere.

Backwater Outdoors offers full service deer processing including specialty cuts for summer sausage and smoked sausage in a variety of selections.  24 hour drop off available conveniently on Hwy 72 in Gurley, AL.

Backwater Outdoors is proud to carry and endorse the following brands: Mathews, Mission, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Pearson Bows, Yeti Coolers, Muck Boots, Savage Arms, Browning Arms, Hornady, Federal, Fiocchi, Remington, Ruger Arms, Beretta, Walther, Smith and Wesson, Glock, Primos, Limbsaver Products, Axion Archery, Easton Arrows, Apex Archery, Browning, Muzzy, Rage Broadheads, G5, Trophy Taker, Block Targets, Morrell Targets, Scott Archery, CBE, HHA, Trophy Rock, Easton Arrows, Carbon Express, Extreme Sights, TruGlo Sights, Hunters Safety System, Summit Tree Stands, Scott Releases, Tru Fire Releases, Trophy Rocks, Whitetail Rage Deer Scents, Duckett Rods, Tiger Rods, Zoom Baits, Bobby Garland lures, Lew’s reels, XR 50 and much much more!


  • Matthews
  • Mission Archery
  • Costa Del Mar
  • Yeti Coolers
  • Muzzy
  • AMS Bowfishing
  • Rage Broadheads

and many more...