8 Best Bow Targets Right Now


See why you should consider using 3D targets for your practice sessions this season in this Tech Talk segment from Bowhunter TV.


Before the birth of my twin daughters, I shot a lot. And I mean a lot. My practice sessions extended year-round, and by the time antelope season opened in August I usually felt pretty good out to at least twice as far as I expected to shoot. The arrival of a litter of little girls had an effect, as one would guess, on the amount of range time I now put in.

It's less, for sure. So I've adopted a different approach to my practice sessions, instead devoting them to quantity versus the ever-popular quality. I use to shoot through a cube-style target in a single year. And 3D targets, forget it. They only lasted a season before I could put my hand all of the way through the hole in the vitals. Now, targets last me much longer and I select them based on more focused criteria now.

The right target face matters, obviously. I like high-contrast for certain situations, and realism for others. Rarely will I use just one target for my home practice sessions, but if I'm traveling somewhere that I might be able to sneak in a few rounds, I'll bring along a lightweight, portable target (which is usually the target that travels to hunting camps with me all fall as well).


If your current targets are limping along, shot full of more holes than a "No Trespassing" sign in a poacher's neighborhood, consider the following options to replenish your supply and rejuvenate your routine.

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