2013’s Best New Archery Gear


Each new hunting season presents an opportunity to shop for new gear. With archery season upon us, you may have found yourself in need of a new stand, optics, or scents. Whether you’re shopping online or heading to your local bow shop, you may have found yourself overwhelmed by the options. Opinions about the best hunting gear vary, but Outdoor News‘ Dan Durbin offers a good starting point with his picks for 2013’s new archery accessories.

jgau1009sm Photo by New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Today’s bowhunter has more rests, arrows, and trinkets to choose from than ever before — heck, you could fill up a 5,000-square-foot archery shop and not even touch all of the offerings. Where does an archer begin? Well, a starting point can be found below, but make sure to get into your local shop to test most of these products out before ‘pulling the trigger.

Photos: Nockturnal (top); New York Department of Environmental Conservation (above)

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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.