Our introductory Hunting Kit is recommended by the Product Finder as a beginner package to get you started bowhunting. This budget friendly kit offers entry-level equipment to help you prepare for the hunting season. While this is a good starting point, perfecting your archery skills will likely require practice and fine-tuning of your equipment. Additionally, alternate equipment may be appropriate as you develop your technique. Perhaps one of the most important things to learn when new to archery is which hand you will use to hold the bow. For a right handed shooter, the bow will be held in the left hand while the right hand will be used to pull the bow string. We encourage you to explore our online educational resources to help with your new journey. It will guide you in learning how to assemble and string a bow as well as many other tips and techniques.
Hunting is an activity that should be taken seriously and executed with proficiency, due diligence, and respect for the wildlife. Make it a top priority to read and understand all appropriate state game laws, which is available from each state's fish and wildlife agency. This will inform you about state regulations such as equipment requirements, archery seasons and their authorized time of year and time of day to hunt, licensing requirements, hunter's safety class requirements, and more.
Included in the Kit
The Fleetwood Edge takedown recurve is one of the smoothest shooting bows offered in an ideal hunting length, yet at an affordable price. The 62" length makes for a good hunting bow while lending itself as being comfortable for most any draw length. The no-tools takedown system makes it quick and convenient to take apart for storage and transportation. Although the riser design allows for an arrow to be shot from the shelf ("off-the-shelf shooting"), an elevated rest is installed to help keep your arrow in place as you work toward perfecting your shooting technique. A bow set-up service is performed by a certified longbow & recurve technician and includes: setting the brace height; placing a nocking point onto the bow string; installing string silencers; and a thorough quality inspecition.
The Traditional Only Carbon Arrows included in this kit represent the beauty of wood while offering the toughness of carbon fiber materials. The closely matched straightness and weight tolerances offer the best for accuracy and flight in an arrow, making these arrows the top choice for traditional bowhunting. Designed to give a balance between penetration and durability, these arrows are sure to maximize results for every bowhunter.
One dozen 145 grain steel field points are included for practice shots as well as three Steel Force Premium Wide Cut broadheads for hunting. These broadheads weigh 150 grains and have a 1.5" wide cutting surface built from the finest knife-grade Stainless Steel. Each broadhead is hunting sharp right out of the package.
New bowhunters quickly appreciate the efficiency of a bow mounted quiver. The Thunderhorn Boa bow quiver makes it easy to grab an arrow when you need that quick shot. The easy-on easy-off rubber strap attachment allows you to remove it or install it without having to deal with the time consuming task of stringing and unstringing your bow or marring its finish. It holds up to six arrows, making sure you have enough arrows for an all-day hunt.
Using an armguard while hunting ensures clothing does not interfere with the string when its game time. The Arm Guardian is designed in the classic 'dog bone' style with dual hooks and elastic cord attachment for easy on and easy off. The center is reinforced with an aluminum bar to prevent curling. This armguard was designed with hunters in mind and offers ultimate protection from the bow string.
A smooth release of the bowstring is an essential step to completing the perfect shot. Choosing the right shooting glove can make all the difference. Made from soft leather with Cordura fingertips, the Dura-Glove is the ideal choice. Cordura is a strong material meant to last. It provides for a slick release which allows the bow string to glide from the fingertips and achieve optimum arrow flight.
Keep quiet when it matters most. Don't let string noise give away your position and compromise the shot. The pre-installed Cat Whisker string silencers will dampen the sound of the string vibrations and are burr and water proof.
Please note: A bow stringer is recommended for stringing all bows. Stringing a bow without a bow stringer, or stringing it backwards will void a bow's warranty. It is recommended to unstring your bow if you do not plan to be shooting more than one week. Store your bow on its side or hang vertically from a peg. Never prop the bow on the lower tip for extended periods of time. Never dry fire the bow (shooting without an arrow).