Best Longbows(2023)With Reviews

Best longbows For Hunting And Archery

In 1415, King Henry V of England led a weary army to what seemed like certain defeat against a French army more than five times as large consisting of thousands of heavily armored knights. Yet when the fog of war cleared, the English proved victorious, and all thanks to one weapon: the longbow. Respected for … Read more

TideWe Recurve Bow Review

Tidewe Recurve Bow Review

If you’re interested in archery, it can be intimidating when you find out all the gear and accessories you need besides the bow. That’s why we love the TideWe Recurve Bow. It takes all the stress out of that first leap into archery by providing you with most of the accessories you’d otherwise have to … Read more

SAS Spirit Bow Review

SAS Spirit Bow Review

You’ve probably noticed we review a lot of recurve bows from Southland Archery Supply, or SAS. That’s because we love them, but we also know that so many bows from one manufacturer can make it difficult to choose. That’s why we’re doing this in-depth SAS Spirit Bow review with pros, cons and comparisons to detail … Read more

SAS Explorer Recurve Bow Review

SAS Explorer Takedown Recurve Bow

Southland Archery Supply, or SAS, is a renowned brand in the archery world. However, even this one manufacturer produces so many bows that it can be hard to decide which one is the best choice for you. For that reason, we’ve put this bow to the test in order to write this complete SAS Explorer … Read more

PSE Razorback Review

PSE Razorback Takedown Recurve Bow

If you’re interested in archery, you know it’s a sport full of diverse and exciting bow options. One of them is the PSE Archery Razorback, a popular recurve bow designed with beginners and target shooters in mind. Since it’s our top recommendation for target shooting, we wanted to provide our readers with a full PSE … Read more

AF Archery Tatar Bow Review

AF Archery Tatar Bow Review

There is an undeniable mystique surrounding traditional horse bows. They harken back to warriors of the past such as the Tatars, a nomadic Turkish people that were eventually absorbed into the Mongolian Empire founded by Genghis Khan. It’s this mystique that prompted us to write a comprehensive AF Archery Tatar Bow review, including its pros … Read more

Topoint Endeavor Takedown Recurve Bow Review

Topoint Endeavor ILF Takedown Recurve Bow

At Deer Hunting Guide, we obviously have a passion for bowhunting. At the same time, we love the sport of archery in general and know what a difference a good target shooting bow can make. Since it’s our overall favorite bow for Olympic competition archery, we decided to put together this full Topoint Endeavor Takedown … Read more

AF Archery Longbow Review

Archer Shooting The AF Archery Longbow

There is certainly something alluring about the elegance of longbows. However, their simplicity can sometimes make it tough to choose the right model, especially if you’re just starting out. Since it’s one of the most popular in this regard, we decided to do a full AF Archery American Longbow review complete with all its pros … Read more

DeerSeeker Recurve Bow Review

DeerSeeker Recurve Bow Review

We have members of our staff that love the DeerSeeker recurve bow because it’s an affordable takedown model that comes in a ready-to-shoot package. We wanted to show you the quality of the design, who it’s a good choice for, and what you can use it for. That’s why we decided to do a full … Read more

SAS Courage Takedown Recurve Bow Review

SAS Courage Takedown Recurve Bow Review

Everyone loves the SAS brand, but they make so many recurve bows that you may not know which is the right choice for you. In fact, SAS makes all these different models precisely to meet the needs of different people, whether it’s their height, experience level or archery goals. Because it’s one of their best … Read more

Bear Super Kodiak Review

Bear Super Kodiak Review

Bear Archery makes a lot of great recurve bows, all expertly crafted in beautiful, traditional designs. Even if you’ve narrowed your search to Bear Archery, it can be hard to choose among their different models. Since it’s considered one of their best, we decided to do a full Bear Super Kodiak review to determine who … Read more

Southwest Archery Tigershark Takedown Recurve Bow Review

Southwest Archery Tigershark Takedown Recurve Bow Review

The Tigershark is a takedown recurve bow with a design great for target shooting and bowhunting, whether you’re a newbie or an expert. In this review, we’ve detailed the Tigershark’s features to show how it compares to the many other recurve bows on the market and who should consider it for their archery career.RELATED: How To … Read more

Bear Grizzly Recurve Review

Bear Grizzly Recurve Bow Review

The Bear Archery Grizzly is one of the most storied bows in the archery world. First released in 1950, the design hasn’t changed since 1964 because it’s been that effective for nearly half a century. Because it’s one of our all-time favorite bows, we decided to put together this full Bear Grizzly recurve review to … Read more

Southwest Archery Spyder Review

Southwest Archery Spyder Review

The Southwest Archery Spyder with its elegantly finished hardwood riser definitely stands out on the range. However, it’s more than just its appearance that inspired us to review and recommend it. Rather, it’s a powerful and accurate bow with a convenient takedown design that’s good for both beginners and veteran archers alike. This full Southwest … Read more

How To String A Recurve Bow With And Without A Stringer

How To String A Recurve Bow

Hunting with the recurve bow is a throwback to more primitive times that many hunters enjoy. This practice can make you feel more aligned with the environment around you while keeping the atmosphere quiet. You may even want to start learning how to string a recurve bow without a bow stringer, for similar reasons. It’s … Read more

Samick Sage Review – Is It A Good Takedown Recurve Bow

Samick Sage Review

If you’re totally new to traditional archery and bowhunting, the Samick Sage is probably one of the first models you came across. If you’ve been participating in the sport for a while, it’s probably one you’ve seen again and again. Since it’s so popular and sought after in the archery community, we decided to give … Read more

Best Recurve Bow Strings In 2023

Best Recurve Bow Strings

Every archer and bowhunter who practices the sport long enough will enjoy the experience of replacing their bowstring. For many of us, the hardest part of it ends up being choosing a bowstring out of the market’s plethora of options. To give you a hand, we’ve found the six best recurve bow strings for 2023 … Read more

Best Recurve Bow For Beginners In 2023 With Reviews

Best Recurve Bow For Beginners

It’s impossible to deny the allure of the recurve bow. Sleek and elegant yet powerful, many people go searching for their first recurve without realizing what a challenging—and rewarding—hobby it is. If you’re a beginner, you want to get a recurve bow that will best teach you the ancient art of archery. These are our … Read more

When To Replace Bow String (Recurve-Compound)

When To Replace Bow String

Knowing when to replace a bowstring is essential to maintaining your compound bow or recurve. There are a couple of reasons why giving your bow the proper care is important. Safety is the biggest reason for keeping up with your bow’s maintenance and changing its strings regularly. If you don’t replace your bowstring in time, then … Read more

Proper Archery Form for Shooting Recurve and Compound Bows

Proper Archery Form

Compound and recurve bows are growing in popularity for hunting and target shooting. However, selecting the right bow is only the first step of the process. You should also pay attention to proper archery form.Getting to the point of having proper form in your muscle memory takes a lot of practice. Don’t be surprised if … Read more

Bow Draw Weight: How to Find What’s Right for You

Bow Draw Weight

Whether you are a seasoned bow hunter or completely new to archery, you need to know your ideal draw weight. This figure plays an important role in many elements of bow sports, from picking your first bow to buying new arrows.If you don’t have your bow draw weight right from the beginning, you won’t have … Read more

How To Measure Draw Length So You Get the Right Bow

How To Find Draw Length

In bowhunting, consistent accuracy is everything. Without proper form, you’ll experience strain and poor precision. To achieve the accuracy you desire, you need to accurately measure your draw length. In most instances, measuring draw length is as easy as stretching your arms wide! You’ll need to determine your correct draw length to take the next steps … Read more

Longbow vs Shortbow: What’s The Difference

Man shooting a shortbow on horseback

From a historical perspective, both longbows and shortbows have been useful to archers over the centuries. Armies and militaries used these weapons extensively, and longbow use continues to this day among hunters, hobbyists, or tribal peoples living in remote locations. Despite the many benefits they offer, the age-old question of longbow vs shortbow still rages on … Read more

Best Crossbow Under $500 In 2023 With Reviews 

Best Crossbow Under $500

These days crossbow prices can be intimidating, but don’t worry, you can still get powerful, well-crafted models for under $500. In fact, we reviewed and rated 10 models in that price range with the features and quality to fit a number of specific hunting situations. Below you’ll find our full reviews along with pros and … Read more

Best Crossbow Broadheads In 2023(Fixed Blade-Mechanical)

Are you looking for the best crossbow broadheads? You’ve come to the right place! Our staff of experts weigh in with comprehensive reviews of the crossbow broadheads that we use every season, for deer, elk, bear, turkeys and more. We will introduce you to our favorite fixed blade crossbow broadheads, our favorite mechanical crossbow broadheads and our favorite … Read more

Best Crossbow Bolts In 2023 With Reviews

Best Crossbow Bolts

You spend hours reading about the best crossbows to find the right one for you, but that’s only one part of the equation. Your bolts are just as important and in some cases even more so. We’ve consistently found that using quality bolts with the appropriate weight and size for our crossbow makes a dramatic … Read more

How To Sight In A Crossbow (With a Scope)

sighting in a crossbow

The great thing about a crossbow is that it’s consistently accurate even without much training or practice on an archery range. However, to take advantage of this, your crossbow scope must be sighted in correctly. Luckily, this isn’t a difficult process if you know what you’re doing, which is why we created this step-by-step guide … Read more

How To Grind Deer Meat And What To Mix With Venison When Grinding

Grinding Venison with Added Fat

In addition to providing you with great tenderloin steaks and chops, successfully harvesting a deer also means plenty of meat for grinding, which you can easily do at home with your own meat grinder. Ground venison is culinarily versatile and allows you to use your deer for tons of recipes, from sausage and hamburgers to … Read more

How Far Can A Crossbow Shoot? Ethical Deer Hunting Range

Hunter Shooting A Crossbow

Crossbows have improved over the decades to become powerful but consistent weapons that beginner bowhunters can use successfully without needing a prohibitive amount of practice first. Plus, they often let you take advantage of the longer bowhunting seasons.Whether you use a recurve, a crossbow or compound bow, there are ethical concerns. An inaccurate shot could … Read more

Walk Back Tuning A Bow And Arrow Rest Explained

Walk Back Tuning

As you get more archery experience under your belt, you’ll probably start trying to make shots at longer distances. Unfortunately, you may find that something’s off. The arrows just aren’t landing where they’re supposed to. Even small problems in your bow’s tuning will lead to big effects on the arrow’s trajectory at long distances. This … Read more

How To Shoot a Crossbow For Beginners

How to shoot a crossbow

Crossbows caught on as weapons of war during the Medieval Period specifically because they were easy to use and required little training. This principle still makes them great options for target shooting or bow hunting today. A beginner can quickly start using their crossbow successfully as long as they follow proper shooting and safety methods. … Read more

Best Hunting Arrows In 2023 (Carbon-Compound Bow-Recurve)

Best Hunting Arrows

April 15, 2023A bowhunter knows that whether they are hunting with a recurve bow, a longbow, or a compound bow, using the best hunting arrows is essential to success. Our staff of expert hunters share their top picks for best hunting arrow for deer, turkeys and other game animals.Below you will find in-depth reviews for … Read more

Crossbow Maintenance – How To Take Care Of Your Weapon

crossbow maintenance

Crossbows may have existed for thousands of years, but they are still sophisticated machines with moving parts that require care and respect on the part of their owners. Appropriate crossbow maintenance will not only keep your weapon functioning correctly for many more seasons than it would otherwise, but it will also improve bolt speed and … Read more

How To Uncock A Crossbow (Decock) – 5 Safe And Easy Ways

How to uncock a crossbow

Best case scenario, you’re uncocking your crossbow by shooting a deer or other game. However, any bow hunter knows the real world is often not that kind. Instead, you’re left sitting in your tree stand at the end of a long day, and your bolt is exactly in the same place it was when you … Read more

Can A Felon Own A Bow And Arrow? How About A Crossbow?

Felon with a bow

If you’re adjusting to life with a felony conviction, you’ve probably got plenty of questions about how much of your normal life can be resumed, particularly when it comes to hunting season, like can a felon own a bow. Though federal laws will certainly leave you with some hunting restrictions – and the loss of … Read more

Do I Need A Right Or Left Handed Bow?

Archer shooting a right handed bow with both eyes open

There’s nothing you’d like to do more than pick up a bow, nock an arrow, strap on your bow release and head for the nearest target, but there’s one major stumbling block stopping you from doing so. You have no idea whether you need a right or left handed bow. It might seem like an … Read more

Different Types Of Bows For Archery and Hunting

Types Of Bows

Going to an archery supply store can be an overwhelming experience. There are so many types of bows made of so many different materials, which are you supposed to get? While a certain amount will come down to your personal preferences, most of it will depend on what you want to do with the bow. … Read more

How To Choose A Recurve Bow Buyers Guide – With Size Chart

Woman Shooting a recurve bow

For thousands of years, the elegant design of the recurve bow has enchanted civilizations around the world. Simple but powerful, these types of bows are fun for beginners and experts alike and suitable for both target shooting and bowhunting. To get the most out of recurve archery, you have to choose the right bow and … Read more

What Is The Best Wood To Make A Bow

Osage Orange Bow

Do you like archery? Do you like woodworking? Have you ever considered putting them together? Bow making, sometimes called bowying, is becoming an increasingly popular hobby that’s fun, relaxing, and turns out a tool that you can use for your other favorite hobbies like archery or bowhunting.Whether you’re a new bowyer or an experienced one … Read more

Dry Firing a Bow – What Happens and Why Is It Bad?

Dry Firing A Bow

A snap, a twang, probably a curse word. Even if you haven’t dry fired a bow yourself, you’ve likely seen this sequence of events play out if you practice on the range in the off season. Dry fires are a common occurrence among archers, and not just noobies either. Even the most experienced bowhunters can suffer … Read more

Single Cam vs Dual Cam Compound Bows—Which Is Better and Why?

single cam vs dual cam

It took you long enough to decide on a compound bow vs recurve. Little did you know, it’s not that simple. Now you have to choose between single cam and dual cam—and all the different types of dual cam!Most likely, your buddies, the guy behind the counter at the archery supply store, your mom and … Read more