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Hunting Bows Designed for Young Archers

Check out seven models from Barnett that set a good foundation.

Hunting Bows Designed for Young Archers

Barnett builds compound and recurve bows for kids, big and small. (Photo courtesy of Barnett)

Barnett makes a variety of hunting bows designed for youth hunters, suited to size and strength. Here's a look:

Youth compound bows
Barnett youth bows (from left): Vortex Compound, Vortex Lite Compound, Mossy Oak Tomcat 2 Compound.

Vortex Compound Bow

With a customizable draw weight from 19–45 pounds (with 60–70 percent let-off) and draw length from 22–27-inches, the Vortex Compound bow grows with the teenage hunter's needs. The right-hand bow features a three-pin fiber optic sight, capture arrow rest, and three-arrow quiver. The compound bow is clad in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo to hide from the wary game.

  • Draw Weight: 19–45 pounds
  • Draw Length: 22–27 inches
  • Pattern: Mossy Oak Break-Up Country
  • Ages: Teen+
  • MSRP: $229.99

Vortex Lite Compound Bow

This 'lite' version of Vortex includes many of the same features, including a three-pin fiber optic sight, capture arrow rest, and three-arrow quiver. It's well-suited to young shooters getting into archery with a customizable draw weight from 18–29 pounds (with 60–70 percent let-off) and draw length from 22–25-inches. A black finish on this right-hand model blends into the shadows – perfect for hunting.

  • Draw Weight: 18–29 pounds
  • Draw Length: 22–25 inches
  • Pattern: Black
  • Ages: Teen+
  • MSRP: $129.99

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Mossy Oak Tomcat 2 Compound Bow

The Mossy Oak Tomcat 2's parallel-limb design reduces hand shock for a pleasant introduction to archery. This bow is suited for youth aged 8–12 and features a customizable draw weight from 17–22 pounds (with 60–70 percent let-off) and draw length from 20–22-inches. The bow includes soft-touch finger rollers, two arrows, and a quiver. Adding a three-pin "Brightglo" fiber optic sight allows precise aiming in all lighting conditions and at various distances. This perfect starter bow wears Mossy Oak Bottomland Camo.

  • Draw Weight: 17–22 pounds
  • Draw Length: 20–22 inches
  • Pattern: Mossy Oak Bottomland
  • Ages: 8–12
  • MSRP: $79.99
Barnett Youth Bows
Barnett youth bows (from left): Mossy Oak Wildhawk Compound, Mossy Oak Centershot Compound, Mossy Oak Vertigo Compound, Quicksilver Recurve.

Mossy Oak Wildhawk Compound Bow

Left- and right-handed shooters will love the Mossy Oak Wildhawk Compound. Its ambidextrous riser with soft-touch grip fits all archers making it a great beginner bow for the youngest shooters. Barnett designed this bow with 5–8-year-olds in mind. It has an 18-pound draw weight and 20–22-inch adjustable draw length. It features soft-touch finger rollers, two arrows and a quiver, plus an adjustable pin sight. The Wildhawk sports Mossy Oak Bottomland Camo, matching other bows in the Barnett youth line.

  • Draw Weight: 18 pounds
  • Draw Length: 20–22 inches
  • Pattern: Mossy Oak Bottomland
  • Ages: 5–8
  • MSRP: $39.99

Mossy Oak Centershot Compound Bow

From its customizable 18–23-inch draw length to its light 17-pound draw weight, the ambidextrous Centershot is a starter bow that grows with budding the 5–8-year-old archer. Finished with Mossy Oak Bottomland camo, the bow features soft-touch finger rollers, two arrows, a quiver and an adjustable pin sight – everything a young shooter needs to get started.

  • Draw Weight: 17 pounds
  • Draw Length: 18–23 inches
  • Pattern: Mossy Oak Bottomland
  • Ages: 5–8
  • MSRP: $59.99

Mossy Oak Vertigo Compound Bow

The 25-pound (draw weight) Vertigo compound adds more power than other intro models and is suited to shooters from 7–10. The Mossy Oak Bottomland camo bow includes a sight, arrow rest, two arrows, and a quiver. Its draw length adjusts from 18–22-inches, increasing as the shooter grows. The Vertigo is a great first bow that will help hone a young shooter’s archery skills.

  • Draw Weight: 25 pounds
  • Draw Length: 18–22 inches
  • Pattern: Mossy Oak Bottomland
  • Ages: 7–10
  • MSRP: $59.99

Recommended


Quicksilver Recurve Bow

This recurve bow is a prime choice for a future outdoorsman, as it is easier for them to pull back and shoot compared to compound bow models. For slightly younger hunters around the age range of five to eight years old, the Quicksilvers 15 lb. draw weight and ambidextrous grip make it the perfect bow for beginning archers. They can learn how to shoot instinctively. Finger roller, an adjustable sight, and a soft touch reinforced grip make it a safe choice to get kids started in archery.

  • Draw Weight: 15 pounds
  • Draw Length: 18–22 inches
  • Pattern: Mossy Oak Bottomland
  • Includes two 28-inch fiberglass arrows
  • Ages: 5-8
  • MSRP: $44.99



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