Industry leaders continue to develop thoughtful equipment for young and upcoming archers. Get a rundown on the industry’s latest and greatest youth products.
Bear Archery Apprentice
Throughout time, archery has been passed down from generation to generation and Bear Archery has remained on of America’s top brands in youth. The Apprentice comes ready to shoot with finger rollers, arrow rest, two Safetyglass target arrows, and a target. The recommended age range for children is 4 and up. This 27” axle-to-axle bow is right-handed and features durable composite limbs with an 8.5-inch brace height, 6 to 13.5 pound draw weight and a 13- to 24-inch draw length range. Color options include Flo Green and Flo Orange. It’s never too early to share Bear with the next generation of archers. Learn more at Bear Archery’s website.
Diamond Archery Atomic
From first glance you can see that this is the real deal. An all-aluminum riser and fully adjustable components means you’re starting them off right. These aren’t the bows from summer camp years ago. The Atomic delivers all the engineering of an adult bow in a youth size. This bow features easy adjustments in draw weight and length with draw weights ranging from 6-29 pounds and draws lengths between 12-24 inches. The wide range of draw weight and draw length allow the young archers to grow with their bow. The package includes one pin sight, Hostage XL arrow rest, hip quiver and three Artic arrows. Learn more at Diamond Archery’s website.
PSE Archery Guide Youth Compound Bow
The PSE Guide Youth Compound Bow is recommended for right-handed archers ages 10 and up. It comes with a quiver, two fiberglass arrows, three-finger rollers, pin sight and an arrow rest. The draw weight ranges from 12 to 29 pounds and the draw weight ranges from 16.5-26 inches. Axle-to-axle, this bow measures 25.25 inches and has a brace height of 7 inches. Learn more at PSE Archery’s website.
The Vortex is the ideal vertical bow for teen bowhunters to take to the woods. The Vortex is the only bow in Barnett’s youth line with enough power to bring on a hunt. The compound bow also features a compact 28-inch axle-to-axle, making it easy to manage in the field. Parents can decide how teens shoot the Vortex Compound, with modular adjustments to the draw weight and draw length. This versatile bow is outfitted with all the features young hunters need as they get serious about archery hunting, and looks the part in a newly updated Mossy Oak Break-Up Country wrap. Learn more at Barnett’s website.
Gold Tip Falcon Hunting Arrows
The shorter version of our Hunter 500, the Falcon 500 is designed to save parents a few bucks on their kid’s first hunting arrows. The Falcon 500 is the premier entry-level shaft for your youth hunter or target shooter who requires a little tighter tolerance than the Lightning or fiberglass shafts. It features a straightness tolerance of +/- .006 inches and a weight tolerance of +/- 2 gr. It comes at a factory length of 26 inches and includes a GT nock and Accu-Lite insert. Learn more at Gold Tip’s website.
Victory Archery VForce JR
The Victory VForce JR takes precision elements from Victory’s Vforce arrow and resizes it for the junior competitive archer. It is a standard-diameter, 600 spine arrow with a Bohning Blazer nock and an aluminum insert which accommodates a standard 8-32 thread. The VForce JR’s are available in bare shafts or fletched with a 2 inch Q2I Raptor vane. The shaft straightness is +/- 0,001 for the elite model and +/- 0.006 for the sport model. The factory length of the shaft is 29 inches. Learn more at Victory Archery’s website.