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2016 PSE Decree HD Ti

342 fps
$999 Bow
$1495 Pro Package
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2016 Bear Wild

310 fps
$299 Bow
$499 Full Package
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2016 PSE Brute Force

332 fps
$449 Bow
$599 Full Package
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2016 Bear Escape

350 fps
$899 Bow
$1399 Pro Pkg
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2016 PSE Stinger-X

316 fps
$299 Bow
$499 Full Package
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ready to hunt package logoFIELD-READY COMPOUND BOW PACKAGES

Our Ready-to-Hunt™ packages are the best deals in the industry. They're nothing like the simple "outfitter" bows commonly sold at the big-box stores. Our bow packages are pro-shop prepared field-ready bowhunting systems that come with the entire works: sight, rest, quiver, stabilizer, wrist sling, peep sight, string loop, custom-built arrows, broadheads, mechanical release, bow case ... even practice tips. PLUS our pro-shop will completely assemble, adjust, paper-tune, pre-sight, group test, chronograph and prepare your new bow to your exact specifications. When your new bow arrives, all you'll have to do is shoot ...
If you're an archery enthusiast, we would love an opportunity to earn your business. We only specialize in one thing - archery. We don't sell canoes or sleeping bags - just archery. Hunter's Friend is not a chain store or a warehouse order-center. We're an independent Archery Pro Shop. Like most Archery Pro Shops, our strength is craftsmanship and service. For the last 15 years, our crew has been building bows and fletching arrows starting at 6:30 every morning; it's what we do. We love the sport. We love the work. If you're looking for bowhunting gear for your next hunt, we hope you'll shop with us and look at our great selection of compound bows, traditional bows, custom arrows, and all types of archery accessories. If you've haven't tried our pro-shop before, we would love a chance to work for you. Learn more about us ...

NEVER A BOX FULL OF PARTS AND ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

We've worked hard to bridge the gap between the local and mail-order concepts. We don't sell bows like most archery suppliers. Less than 2% of the bows we sell are bare bows. The other 98% are Ready-to-Hunt bows which we first setup and service in our pro-shop. Ready-to-Hunt bows arrive fully assembled, accessorized, tuned, pre-sighted, and include matching arrows and much more - everything you'll need to start shooting right way.

Worried about fitment? Don't. We've built more than 30,000 compound bow rigs with our our unique setup and measurement methodology and we'll walk you through every easy step. After more than decade of providing our services abroad, we've largely dispelled the myth that you have to physically be in the store to ensure your archery equipment is fitted and setup properly. Today we are the busiest independent Archery Pro-Shop in the United States, and we're honored to be the #1 standalone dealership for many of the brands we represent. We look forward to showing you what we can do.

CUSTOM HAND-FLETCHED CARBON ARROWS

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You need arrows? We have thousands upon thousands of popular carbon arrows from Beman, Carbon Express, Easton, and Victory. Every arrow is painstakingly hand-built - we never sell machine fletch arrows. Plus we include professional shaft trimming and insert installation free of charge. So when your arrows arrive, they're the correct length AND they're 100% ready-to-shoot. Every arrow we sell also comes with practice tips (field points) installed. You choose the grain weight you prefer and we match the diameters to your shafts. So when you receive your arrows from Hunter's Friend, there's nothing else for you to buy or install. All you have to do is shoot! More

Traditional Longbows and Recurve Bows In Stock from Hunter's Friend
TRADITIONAL ARCHERY: RECURVES AND LONGBOWS

Sometimes you just feel the need to get back to where things started. We stock a large assortment of Traditional Recurve Bows and Longbows from top brands such as Martin Archery, PSE, and Fred Bear. If you need help with your traditional bow purchase, including setup, arrow choices, and accessories, our archery experts are only an e-mail or phone call away. More

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OTHER GREAT ITEMS:

Victory VAP V3
Victory VAP V3
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RhinoBlock Target
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$149.99
Beard Buster Slingshot
Beard Buster Slingshot
$79.99
Zebco 808 Magnum
Zebco 808 Magnum
$29.99
Victory VAP V6
Victory VAP V6
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5" Barred Feathers
5" Barred Feathers
$69.99
Hunter
Hunter
$599.99
Savanna Classic Pants
Savanna Classic Pants
$84.99
EZ Crest Extreme
EZ Crest Extreme
$15.99
Easton Axis D.G.
Easton Axis D.G.
RTS from $169.99 per Dozen
3" Low Pro Marco Vanes
3" Low Pro Marco Vanes
$15.99
Cypher 5
Cypher 5
$79.99
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WHAT IS A READY-T0-HUNT™ BOW PACKAGE?
A Ready-to-Hunt™ Bow Package isn't just a "kit" or "outfitter" bow with some extra parts thrown in the box. A Ready-to-Hunt™ Bow is a COMPLETE FIELD-READY bowhunting system which has been professionally prepared, adjusted, tested, tuned, and pre-sighted in our pro-shop.
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There are no additional parts to buy - nothing left to assemble at home. Our Ready-to-Hunt™ bow systems come READY AND LOADED with everything: bow, sight, rest, quiver, stabilizer, sling, case, custom arrows, broadheads, mechanical release, peep sight, nock set, string silencers, and more!
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Most importantly, when you open the case and unpack your Ready-to-Hunt™ bow, it is 100% ready to shoot - right then. Read your literature and safety instructions, then strap on the release, pick up the bow, nock an arrow, and let it rip.
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If you're new to the sport - don't worry. Our Getting Started Guide will walk you through the entire process, from basic grip and stance, to setting your long distance pins and developing repeatable shooting form. Take your time - enjoy the process - and you'll do just fine.
WILL THE BOW BE SETUP SPECIFICALLY TO FIT ME?

Yes!  Our pro-shop shop builds the bow system FOR YOU - TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS.  If you already know your sizes and preferences, great. But if you need some help sizing and choosing options, we'll walk you through the process step-by-step.

Every bow package includes easy to follow help sections, measurement guides, and technical advice. We won't leave you to wade through all that industry jargon alone. Of course, if you would rather talk it over with a live person, give our help desk a call at 877-410-7811 and we'll cover the bases the old-fashioned way. Either way, it's our job to make sure your new bow fits you properly so you're drilling the X on the very first day.

HOW IS THE BOW PREPARED? WHAT SERVICES ARE PERFORMED?
With our exclusive Ready-to-Hunt™ bow packages, you get a complete bowhunting system that is already configured and setup for optimal field performance. We begin with the bare-bow, adjusting your bow to the precise draw weight, draw length, and let-off settings you select. We then professionally install all of your accessories, string inclusions, and additional devices.
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Our shop is equipped with modern finger-style bow presses to handle today's parallel- (and beyond parallel) style bows. We also use all digital weight scales and Easton's Digital Bow Force Mapping System to ensure accurate chronograph readings.
finger-style bow press for modern parallel limb bows
Our technicians then build custom arrows for your particular bow, matching the arrow spine, weight, length, and FOC to the output characteristics to your bow. When our initial parts assembly process is complete, the bow is pre-cycled for string stretch, and then moved into our "shooting-tunnel" where we conduct our basic paper-tuning processes to examine base arrow flight and chronograph test the rig. But we don't stop there.
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With the bow now in relative tune, we then range-test (group-tune) every Ready-to-Hunt™ bow for accuracy and make adjustments as necessary until every arrow is flying laser-beam true. We test-shoot every Ready-to-Hunt™ bow, literally dozens of times, until we're satisfied that the bow is performing properly. This also gives us an opportunity to debug any noise problems, peep or string issues, fletching contact problems, etc.
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Once the bow is grouping properly downrange, our staff shooters rough-set your top sight-pin (for a 15-20 yard shot). So your very first shot with your new Ready-to-Hunt bow is likely to be within a few inches of the bullseye. Of course, every shooter is different. So the fine pin-settings will be up to you (clear how-to instructions are in the booklet). But our process puts you comfortably "on the paper", so you don't have to start sighting-in from scratch.
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When performance testing is complete, we weigh and spec the custom arrows, compute the actual tested KE output, and document the bow system's settings and final specifications. With every Ready-to-Hunt™ Bow Package, you will receive a copy of our Shop Order Assembly & Test Report - your bow's "technical report card" - which details the results of our setup and testing process.
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When our setup process is complete, the technician submits the bow package to the QC inspector for check-off. Everything gets double checked, including fastener torques and critical clearances. If the bow clears inspection, it moves on to packing where the settings, specs, and accessory inclusions are checked one final time. Then the finished bow rig, arrows, and all loose components are loaded into your bow case to ensure safe transport to your door.

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