About Us



Ira Yeager started selling Evinrude outboard motors out of his garage in 1921. He soon moved to a store in downtown Bellingham and added more fishing and hunting inventory until he outgrew that building. At the urging of his daughter Marianne, he built a new store on the edge of town in 1958 and then doubled it in size a few years later. He ran his business long after most men would have retired but he loved it too much to quit. In 1980 his son-in-law, Frank Uhrig, began buying the business and upon Frank’s death in 2010, Ira’s grandsons now own it.

Yeager’s became the focal point of the hunting and fishing pursuits in northwest Washington and still is today. We specialize in hiring local outdoor experts and giving our customers the best service possible. We hunt, we fish, we paddle, we camp, we ski, and we keep no secrets. Our friendly experts will help you bag that trophy and make sure you have everything you need to enjoy yourself while you do! We work hard to bring you the latest and greatest products from top brands to make your experience easier and more exciting.

Our Ski and Paddle Shop has become recognized as among the best in the area with highly trained personnel who are active participants in the sports they represent.

With 26,000 square feet of retail space, and membership in a large buying syndicate, Yeager’s is able to offer a very wide selection of merchandise in each represented category and offer very competitive pricing.

Our downstairs toy and housewares departments are favorites among the locals and we are known for our selection of hunting, fishing, and work clothing and footwear.

In today’s world, 100 year old retail stores are rare, but we intend to keep doing it right for another 100 years!