SAUCIER, MS (WLOX) - When professional boxer Jerry Goff retired from the ring, he took his love of hunting and developed a compound bow that revolutionized bow hunting and archery. He started a company and makes bows in his Saucier, Mississippi shop and ships them around the world.
Jerry Goff invented and developed the in line Draw Loc. The key component is a trigger system specially designed for a compound bow. A company called Hickory Creek was born as Goff secured a patent and made bow shooting easier.
"It's allowed so many people to shoot a bow. People who could not shoot before" said Goff.
Goff assembles the Draw Loc In his Harrison County shop. He uses other Mississippi companies to make parts.
This is not only a home grown company, it's also a family business. His wife, Lisa, ships product and his mom and dad help take orders off the internet. Goff says the web has opened world markets.
"The internet has been a boom. We sell bows all over the world," said Goff. "Just this week, we had orders from Russia and South Korea."
The key is really in the ease of pulling back the line, attaching the arrow and using a simple trigger to fire. Jerry says he has always had a desire to come up with big ideas.
"Even as a kid, I always wanted to design things. I always had this dream of inventing something special," said Goff.
Saucier's Jerry Goff has put Mississippi on the map with his Draw Loc system.
"I guess I have. It's pretty cool," said Goff.
To learn more about Goff's Draw Loc system, visit his website: http://www.drawloc.com/