Most hunters buy bows by going to their local archery pro shop, picking out a bow, and then having the professional adorn it with expensive accessories. Like most other retail products, you’ll pay more for this personalized service, but in most cases you can be assured of a personalized fit. However, if you’ve owned a bow before or you’ve done your research and know exactly what model and size bow you’re after, you can save money by purchasing a package bow from a big box store or mail order operation.
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.