July is prime time to hone your bow-shooting skills and experiment with new equipment. This means 3-D shooting, betting your buddies on shots and seeing if you can hit the bullseye clear across the yard. It’s all good fun and great practice—provided you keep it applicable to bowhunting.
As few as 10 years ago, if you were contemplating buying a new hunting compound bow and thought you could get durable high performance at a reasonable cost, odds were you had a better chance of buying a winning lottery ticket. Today, that’s all changed. Here are five new bows introduced this year that do everything bowhunters need a compound bow to do without demolishing any bank accounts.