Charlie Palmer (right), Chairman of Gainesville, Florida-based Fred Bear Equipment Co.,
is shown presenting Actor/Director Burt Reynolds with a Fred Bear TakeDown traditional bow
in recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the release of the film "Deliverance."
Bear Archery provided technical consultants (including Fred Bear, himself) as well as
bows, arrows and accessories used in the making of the 1972 award-winning film in which Reynolds starred.
The commemorative TakeDown is now on permanent display at the Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum,
located at 100 North U.S. 1 in Jupiter, Florida. Hundreds of unique items are on display at the museum,
including the canoe used in the making of Deliverance (shown behind Reynolds and Palmer).