The American Archer: How did you first get involved in the outdoors?
Randy Kitts: As a kid, I always loved the outdoors. My uncles, Chuck and Jim, are who really got me into the outdoors. My dad died when I was young so my uncles filled that gap.
TAA: How did Black Eagle Arrows come to be?
RK: Like many businesses, I started mine from a bad venture and it turned into a great thing. I always knew that one day I would own my own business.
TAA: What sort of experience would you like your customers to have from using your products?
RK: Pretty Simple. A GREAT product at a great price. We connect with our customers by being family-owned and -operated and we want people to feel like they are part of the family.
TAA: How did you get connected with Tom Nelson and The American Archer?
RK: I got connected with Tom a while ago. I am not sure how but I am glad I did. He's a super good guy and well-respected.
TAA: What's your most memorable hunt?
RK: One of my most memorable hunts was with my son, DJ. In 2016, I took him on his bear hunt-his first hunt with a bow actually. He did so well and the Lord blessed us with a great bear, hundreds of northern pike, and memories that will last forever. Oh, and I ran into Tom Nelson in an airport while I was traveling!
TAA: What's a dream hunt you'd like to do that you haven't yet had the opportunity to do?
RK: I would like to do a Mountain Goat/Caribou Combo
TAA: What programs are you a part of to get more youth hunters into the outdoors?
RK: We manufacture S3DA arrows and we helped the kids where we can in regards to tournament and many hunters too. It is the future of our sport and I think we do a great job helping the kids.
TAA: What three things are you most passionate about?
RK: 1. My family: nothing in this world is more important to me
2. My relationship with God.
3. Integrity. A man's word is his bond and I believe you should always do what you say you are going to do.