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9 Top New Bows on a Budget

You don't need to spend top dollar to purchase a quality, long-lasting bow. (Photo courtesy of Bowhunter.com)
You don't need to spend top dollar to purchase a quality, long-lasting bow. (Photo courtesy of Bowhunter.com)

This past fall my twin daughters started kindergarten, which meant that I stopped paying for daycare just as hunting season started. It felt like I won a small, weekly lottery. I was thinking about that at the ATA Show this year when a representative from a bow company mentioned that their flagship bows top out at around $1,700.

That’s a big chunk of change, and quite honestly, out of the realm of reality for most of us. Fortunately, you don’t have to drop that kind of coin on a bow to kill deer or elk or any critter shy of maybe elephants or Cape buffalo. In fact, for about $500, you can walk out of a pro shop with a new rig that will treat you just fine for years. The following are several options.

Bear Archery Species

Bear produces some of the best value bows out there from year to year, but one that has caught my attention is the four-pound, single-cam Species. This 31-inch bow features a draw length range of 23 to 30 inches, a 6.75-inch brace height, and when maxed out, can send arrows downrange at 320fps. It comes in the RTH (Ready To Hunt) package, so that every accessory you need to shoot and hunt is already there. All of this can be yours for $400.

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